UVA MIRA MOUN­TAIN VINE­YARDS

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Perched high on the slopes of the Helder­berg Moun­tain Range, Uva Mira Moun­tain Vine­yards presents breath-tak­ing views over Gor­don’s Bay, False Bay, and Ta­ble Bay in the dis­tance.

Uva Mira, mean­ing “The Won­der­ful Grape” is lo­cated within the area widely recog­nised as the “Golden Tri­an­gle”, renowned for its no­ble grape va­ri­eties and wines of out­stand­ing qual­ity. Here each wine tells na­ture’s own story as it cap­tures the essence of a ter­roir am­pli­fied by cool sea breezes, a granite foun­da­tion, and min­eral rich soil, all cov­ered by acres of fyn­bos. As with each wine, each la­bel tells its own story that reaches back through gen­er­a­tions of fam­ily, and even fur­ther back in time and space to Mira, the red bi­nary star in the con­stel­la­tion of Ce­tus, hun­dreds of light-years away.

With a vi­sion to merge tra­di­tional wine­mak­ing with in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy, wine­maker Chris­ti­aan Coet­zee cre­ates wines of an in­ter­na­tional stan­dard in six va­ri­etals, namely Sau­vi­gnon Blanc, Chardon­nay, Mer­lot, Shi­raz, Caber­net Franc, and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon. In­spired by the man­date of owner To­bie Venter to cre­ate the best wines in the world, the young wine­maker has al­ready taken gi­ant steps to­wards ful­fill­ing this am­bi­tion, as ev­i­denced by a plethora of pres­ti­gious wine awards that adorn the wines in the Uva Mira port­fo­lio.

From pres­ti­gious mar­ques to mak­ing wines of ex­cep­tional qual­ity, To­bie Venter seems to have the Mi­das-touch, and if his un­par­al­leled suc­cess in bring­ing Porsche, Bent­ley, and Lam­borgh­ini to South Africa – not to men­tion his re­de­vel­op­ment of the Kyalami Grand Prix Cir­cuit – is any­thing to go by, then Uva Mira is des­tined for even greater suc­cess.

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