Winemaker Frans Smit
July 19 2020 – Annebelle Schreuders
Frans Smit has harnessed more than three centuries of winemaking tradition to transform Spier into a top award-winning wine producer. ‘Respect what the vineyard hands you’ is our Cellar Master’s mantra. Having grown up on a grape farm in the Northern Cape, becoming master of the barrel was the next logical step. Frans is a member of the esteemed Cape Winemakers Guild.