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Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards: Organic wine
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards: Organic wine

Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards – Breathtaking Views And Elegant Wines

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

Winemaker

Christiaan Coetzee since 2012

Viticulturist

Christo Crous since 2014

Owner

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

For children

The estate is not geared for children.

Outdoors

  • Several estates in the area offer outdoor activities

Side-tracks

Uva Mira offers true wine experiences for lovers of hand crafted wine

Events

No annual public events

Contact

website: Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21 880 1683

Social Media

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Wine tasting

Opening hours: 

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

More vineyards on the Stellenbosch wine route

Stellenbosch Wine Route

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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