Spier Wine Farm in the Western Cape is offering new hybrid and virtual conferencing packages.
Delegates can attend a conference either in-person or virtually, with virtual attendees still able to experience a range of experiences at the venue.
Attendees at the launch event were treated to a virtual Segway tour of the farm, a pizza-making lesson with Chef PJ Vadas and an introduction to the art of mosaic – showcasing the full extent of the virtual conferencing experience.
A favourite among attendees was a virtual wine and chocolate tasting presented by Spier winemaker, Anton Swarts. Participants were sent a box beforehand, containing Spier’s new canned Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot and two kinds of artisanal chocolates.
"Since the start of the pandemic we immediately switched to innovation mode and have been able to re-invent some parts of our business to continue serving customers," said Spier GM, Joep Schoof. "I believe this world-class virtual offering can meet the need for people to connect. We've got a product that can help you get your teams or clients together in a way that feels natural and can beautifully showcase your product and facilitate business."
Spier’s outdoor spaces and spacious venues make physical distancing easy during meetings, breakouts and meals for delegates who attend in person. The farm has developed special conference seating plans to accommodate physical distancing protocols and has implemented health and safety protocols.