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Eat, drink and be merry: Three ways to spoil Dad at Spier this Father’s Day

Your old man deserves more than a cheesy card and a pair of socks so this Father’s Day — Sunday 16th June — it’s time to do something a little different. Show him your appreciation by treating him to a day at Spier. Kick off with sampling our accoladed wines in the cosy Tasting Room. Then for lunch, feast on farm-to-table dishes at Eight, or tuck into a tasty spit-braai at Spier Hotel. Memories will be made — that’s a guarantee.

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A treat at the Tasting Room

As a tribute to awesome dads everywhere, this Father’s Day our Tasting Room is offering those who choose the Winemaker Selection Tasting the opportunity to taste the Frans K. Smit Red Blend too. Named after our acclaimed Cellar Master — himself a dad — this is Spier’s flagship: a wine handcrafted in limited quantities which few people ever get the chance to taste. In addition to Frans K. Smit, the Winemaker Selection also features its normal line-up: a sampling of Spier’s two award-winning premium ranges (Creative Block and 21 Gables) as well as our premium organic red wine, First Stone. Feeling peckish while you taste? The Tasting Room offers delicious cheese and charcuterie platters to snack on while you sip.

When: Sunday 16 June, 09.00 — 16.30 (no need to book)

Where: Spier Tasting Room

Cost: R90 per person

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A spit-braai fit for a king

Tell Dad to hang up the tongs — on this day of all days, he deserves the afternoon off! — and treat him to our Hotel Restaurant’s spit-braai instead. A slowly spit-roasted, incredibly tender Karoo lamb will be taking centre stage — but plenty of other delicious dishes from the braai deserve the limelight too: Farmer Angus pork spare ribs, fire-roasted corn cobs, mushroom risotto, chicken lollipops and more. These will be accompanied by a bounty of seasonal, just-picked salad. Be sure to save space for the decadent desserts.

When: Sunday 16 June, 12:30

Where: Spier Hotel Restaurant

Booking: Dineplan

Cost: R350 per person; R160 per child under 12

A farm-to-table meat feast at Eight

Spier Father's Day 02 (MR)Dad better come hungry to Eight Restaurant’s Father’s Day feast.  It features an entire suckling pig, reared at Spier by Farmer Angus, a spatchcock chicken and organic Karoo lamb —  all braaied to tender perfection. There’s plenty more too: charcuterie, biltong salad, and vegetable crudités to start. And then, from the coals, butternut, grilled veg and smoked mussel and bacon potjie. All in all, a bounty of dishes that are truly fresh, seasonal, local —made with ingredients sourced from Spier farm, as well as trusted nearby farmers. Dad’s going to love the old school desserts — sticky toffee pudding and lemon meringue.

When: Sunday 16 June, 12:30

Where: Eight

Booking: Dineplan

Cost: R480 per adult; R200 per child under 12

For more information or to make a booking, please visit or contact 021 809 1100

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