Uva Mira: “The Wonderful Grape”.
Uva – Latin for grape, Mira meaning wonderful
Uva Mira – “The wonderful Grape”, at 620m above the ocean in False Bay, offers breathtaking views. This elevation means vines enjoy constant ocean breezes against the Helderberg mountain and a granite base creates strongly mineralised soils, aiding in the making of elegant, handcrafted world class wines.
A little about Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
At the very top of the Stellenbosch golden triangle between 260 and 620 meters above sea level, 33 out of 127 Hectares have been planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The elevation above sea level and proximity to the ocean in False Bay ensures the vineyards are often close to clouds and fed constant cool ocean breezes. Through this cooling effect the ripening process slows down and results in harvesting two weeks later than many other vineyards in the valley below. These factors allow the farm to create wines that develop good minerality and age well as truly graceful wines.
From the gently curving drive up the mountain towards the tasting rooms the evidence of farming in harmony with nature abounds. Indications of organic farming are widely evident between the vines. In addition to signs on several posts, perches for raptors amongst the vineyards, owl boxes and even bee hives are dead giveaways that here vines are gently nurtured in harmony with nature.
The gentle farming methods are complimented with hand picking in the vineyards and hand sorting of grapes in the cellar. The cellar master is meticulous in his sourcing of barrels, including the origin of oak, the coopers that make the barrels, the size and amount of toasting of the barrels. This ensures the wine gets the best possible start for elegant handmade wines. State of the art modern cellar techniques ensure wines of great elegance and longevity.
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards at a glance
Wines of note
- The Mira Cabernet Sauvignon
- O.T.V – Cabernet Franc/ Cabernet Sauvignon blend
- The Dance – Cabernet Franc
- DW Syrah
- The Mira Shiraz
- The Mira Chardonnay
- The Single tree Chardonnay
Christiaan Coetzee since 2012
Christo Crous since 2014
Toby Venter – CEO of Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini South Africa
Reasons to visit
- Wine tasting
- Elegant red blends
- Exceptional single red varietals
- Consistent elegance in wines
- Age worthy wooded Chardonnay
- Artisanal cheese and meat platters
- Minerality in the wines from a granitic base
- Tasting room with panoramic breathtaking views
Best time to visit
All year destination (a fireplace for winter). Early morning and late afternoon, is the best for epic views
What to do at Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
Highlights on the estate
- Luxury tasting lounge
- Wine tasting of world renowned wines and artisanal cheese and meat platters
Things to do or see
- Wine tasting
- Panoramic views from the tasting rooms
The estate is not geared for children.
- Several estates in the area offer outdoor activities
Uva Mira offers true wine experiences for lovers of hand crafted wine
No annual public events
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Wine Sales
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wine Tasting and Platters
Closed on Christian feast days and New Year’s day
Pre-booking is recommended