Celebration of Michael Hans “Spatz” Sperling

Oct 11, 2017

While the passing of our dear patriarch and pioneering icon of the South African wine industry has left us all deeply saddened, let us gather to celebrate, remember and enjoy the day as if Spatz is still with us.

His family invites all friends, those who knew Spatz, and wine industry colleagues to celebrate his life on Thursday, 19 October between 14h00 and 17h00. The event will take place at Delheim Estate, come rain or shine, with the official toast at 15h00.

Let us laugh, let us be filled with joy and gentle contemplation, and let us share stories of his indelible wine journey and legacy spanning more than six decades.

We would love you to share a Spatz story or favourite photo (on A4 format) with us which the family will treasure in a memory book.

As we have done for many years the family supports donations to Hospice and are grateful for their support at a time when we needed it most. If you wish to donate online, please see link:


The farm will be closed on this day to the general public.