You should of course be visiting Spier to taste their delectable wines, but if that isn’t on the menu for you, then you can always just indulge in wandering about their expansive grounds, admiring the gorgeous landscape views and of course taking in the plentitude of art installations dotted all around.

In addition to the varied commissioned sculptures and paintings on display, Spier also tends to run themed installations, one of the more popular being their Spier Light Art setup, which essentially asks artists to incorporate light into their work, and then invites the public to visit the estate after dark to take in these shining beacons of creativity.

Last year I took the girls out with me for an amble about Spier, where we watched the birds of prey soar at Eagle Encounters, ate lunch in the shade of an umbrella at Vadas, and milled about these various thought provoking builds. (The girls had a tremendous time playing with the rocks that emit music when you touch them! Songsmith by Jenna Burchell if you want to learn more.)

The weather was perfect, the art on point, the grass lawns looked inviting, the playground was buzzing, and as always with Spier, the vibe was exactly what you want from Stellenbosch destination wine estate. (Even if you aren’t there to actually drink the wine!)

As always, a wonderful family friendly place to visit, and as I understand it, Spier is already gearing up for the fourth edition of Spier Light Art, slated to run from 17 March to 18 April 2022!

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