Ataraxia – a ” Serene state of Mind”
Ataraxia – a ” Serene state of Mind” the Greek opposite of disturbance or trouble – simply: “Tranquility”. At around 360m above sea-level at the head of the Klein River Valley, the vineyards are blessed with breathtaking views and regular cooling breezes from the ocean.
About Ataraxia Wines
The elevation and location at the head of the Hemel-En-Aarde valley caress the vines with constant ocean breezes. The location against the over 1200m Babilon’s Tower mountain has 14 soil types, mostly sandstone, granite and shale. This soil combination and cool air allow the planting of cooler climate varietals. 12 Hectares currently under vines and 12 hectares planned for the future.
From the impressive entrance and gently curving drive around the crest towards the tasting rooms, the evidence of well laid out vineyards abound. Reaching the tasting room (the lounge), you’re met with a tranquil scene – in a chapel, architected in the local Cape building style! The elevation, climate and soils are ideal for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which seem thrilled about their luck to be planted here – Prove it for yourself in the tasting.
Ataraxia wines at a glance
Wines of note
- Pinot Noir
- Serenity – Red Blend
- Sauvignon Blanc
Kevin Grant wines (Pty) Ltd
Reasons to visit
- Wine tasting
- Elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
- Breathtaking views on the drive through the vineyards
- The Chapel – Visit just to experience it!
- Tasting room with panoramic, breathtaking views
Best time to visit
All year destination. Early morning and late afternoon is the best for epic views.
What to do at Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
Highlights on the estate
- Luxury, unique tasting lounge (in a chapel!)
- Drive through the vineyards
Things to do or see
- Wine tasting
- Panoramic views from the tasting rooms
The estate is not tailored for children.
- Several estates in the area offer outdoor activities
Bring your camera along for the romantic views
No annual public events
09:00 am to 16:00 Monday to Friday – Wine Tasting
10:00 am to 16:00 Saturday and Public holidays – Wine Tasting
More vineyards on the Hemel-En-Aarde wine route
© images Jacques Fouché