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Ataraxia Chapel Lounge Tasting room

Ataraxia Wines – Breathtaking Views And Elegant Wines

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

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Serenity – Red Blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker

Kevin Grant

Viticulturist

Kevin Grant

Owner

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

For children

The estate is not tailored for children.

Outdoors

  • Several estates in the area offer outdoor activities

Side-tracks

Bring your camera along for the romantic views

Events

No annual public events

Contact

website: Ataraxia Wines
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 28 212 2007

Social Media

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Wine tasting

Opening hours: 

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

Hemel-En-Aarde Wine Route

© images Jacques Fouché

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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