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Spier's Growing For Good initiatives empower communities to make positive social and environmental change.

Ranging from art and entrepreneurship to regenerative farming and ecological restoration, these projects and partnerships are creating a ripple effect of lasting and meaningful impact.


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By the numbers

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Looking Ahead

As stewards of 620ha, we’re in it for the long haul. We believe in being good neighbours, in working together to regenerate the soil, restore the health of our rivers, and provide nourishment to our communities. Bringing about lasting positive change is not about quick fixes or going it alone. It requires creativity, collaboration and compassion. Our efforts today are about ensuring a future that is resilient, healthy and thriving for generations to come.

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Explore all our initiatives

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Teaching the value of waste

100% of our organic waste is transformed into organic, nutrient-rich fertiliser and more than 97% of our solid waste is recycled.

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Carbon & climate

Spier is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and nurturing healthy, carbon-rich soils.

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Spier Food Garden

Cultivating resilience and flavour through eco-friendly farming and community engagement.

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Agents of change

Because each employee is an ambassador for Spier and its values, every new member of our team participates in a five-day training course that explores environmental and social challenges.

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Skills development

Spier is a participating employer in the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which seeks to educate and employ disadvantaged youth in the wine industry.

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Living in some of the province’s most impoverished communities, Tree-preneurs are taught how to care for indigenous trees and plants.

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Nurturing nature

Our land is holistically farmed to create a diversified, balanced ecosystem with minimal impact on the environment.

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Pack for a purpose

Pack for a Purpose invites visitors to Spier to fill spare space in their luggage with much-needed books, stationery and other educational supplies for disadvantaged young students

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Living Soils Community Learning Farm

Based at Spier, this learning and demonstration farm produces nutritious food using eco-friendly regenerative farming methods while empowering a new generation of farmers.

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A Living Tribute to Contemporary South African Art

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Reducing and reusing water

100% of Spier’s black and grey wastewater is recycled using a centralised wastewater treatment plant installed in 2007.

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An ethical supply chain

We ensure integrity throughout our supply chain by monitoring the agreed commitments in our Spier Supplier Ethical Code of Conduct, which includes compliance with all relevant labour, health and safety and environmental legislation.

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The Spier Nursery

The Spier Nursery was established to propagate and grow indigenous trees and plants that are specific to the region to re-introduce these onto the farm.

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Experiential Art

Experience interactive outdoor performances during Spier's annual art events.

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Living Arts Foundation

Housed in The Shed at Spier, the Living Arts Foundation (LAF) is a non-profit aiming to connect, uplift and empower the Lynedoch Valley’s communities through arts, creativity, physical movement and personal development.

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Enterprise Development

Spier helps entrepreneurs — many of the former employees — to launch and successfully run their own small businesses.

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Individual Learning Spend

Facilitating the personal development and wellbeing of our staff

Blog Stories

Read the latest news about our initiatives

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Spier Hotel guests warm up local little hearts

24 May 2023

At Spier, we're not just about wine; we're passionate about making a positive impact on our ...

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A true community learning farm

26 April 2023

As the Living Soils Community Learning Farm steps into its fifth year this March, we ...

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From seed to reality: A three year reflection of the Living Soils Community Learning Farm

18 May 2022

When the Living Soils Community Learning Farm was launched in March 2019, it had three ...

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Alternative Energy - the way to go

08 April 2022

As part of Spier’s commitment to a self-sufficient and sustainable future, we’re constantly ...

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Partnering with local farming contractor: Adams & Seuns

11 November 2021

For more than a decade, Spier has partnered with local farming contractor Adam & Seuns to ...

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Compostable Packaging for Spier Food Garden Produce

05 July 2021

With an abundance of fresh veg, salad greens and herbs harvested from the Spier Food ...

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Growing food and nurturing people

26 April 2021

Our food garden, first planted in 2013, was significantly expanded in 2020 under the ...

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Spier featured on CNN inside Africa, September 2020

26 September 2020

In 2019, CNN Inside Africa filmed at Spier Hotel & Wine Farm to showcase the farm as ...

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Spier celebrates the women growing food and trees

07 August 2020

This Women’s Month Spier is celebrating the women-led food- and tree-growing projects that ...

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No more wasted water

08 April 2016

Consider wastewater. The name itself implies that it is of no use, it’s just waste. But in ...