Wines of True Char­ac­ter

SLOW Magazine - - Editor's Choice -

Nuy Wine Cel­lar, si­t­u­ated in the pic­turesque Nuy River Val­ley near Worces­ter in the Western Cape, has built a legacy based on mas­ter­ful­ly­crafted wines in­spired by the ex­cep­tional ter­roir of the val­ley as well as ex­tra­or­di­nary wine­mak­ing skills.

The se­lec­tion of Nuy vin­tages in­cludes the In­spi­ra­tion, Mas­tery, and Legacy ranges.

The In­spi­ra­tion range of­fers a wide choice of qual­ity Chenin Blanc, Sauvi­gnon Blanc, Shi­raz, Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, and sweeter Mus­cadel bub­bly. The Mas­tery range treats your palate to the more com­plex pick of Chardon­nay, Shi­raz, Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, and Pino­tage. Nuy Wine Cel­lar’s flag­ship range, Legacy, con­sists of a white and a red blend, Nuy’s maiden MCC, the cel­e­brated Mus­cadel, and a pot­still brandy.

Top awards won in 2017 were: Top pre­former in the for­ti­fied class at the Ver­i­tas Awards, and African Cel­lar Sup­plies MCC Tro­phy for their Nuy Legacy Ce­line - the best MCC on show at the Michelangelo In­ter­na­tional Wine & Spir­its Awards.

The Nuy la­bel is a com­bi­na­tion of the coats of arms of neigh­bour­ing Worces­ter and Robert­son with a de­pic­tion of the Nuy tast­ing room and restau­rant, Nuy on the Hill, in the back­ground.

With the cel­lar be­ing lo­cated slightly off the beaten track, Nuy saw the need for a spe­cial­ist venue closer to the pop­u­lar R60 route and thus, Nuy on the Hill was con­cep­tu­alised. The idea was not only to make Nuy wines more ac­ces­si­ble to the gen­eral pub­lic and specif­i­cally the R60 traf­fic, but also to match the fine wine ex­pe­ri­ence with a per­fect bal­ance of de­li­cious food set in a re­laxed at­mos­phere.

In cre­at­ing Nuy on the Hill, wood and stone el­e­ments were used in keep­ing with the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings com­ple­mented by the breathtaking views across the Nuy Val­ley. The venue fea­tures a state-of-theart wine-tast­ing room, a top restau­rant run by Danette Thomp­son and Chef Wilna van der Westhuizen, as well as a deli. A spa­cious pa­tio sur­rounded by lush green lawn pro­vides am­ple seat­ing and a beau­ti­ful set­ting where pa­trons can en­joy a wide choice of restau­rant dishes, rang­ing from tapas, wood fired piz­zas, ham­burg­ers, and steaks, to a se­lec­tion of Bant­ing dishes.

The deli is stocked with a va­ri­ety of pre­served prod­ucts sourced lo­cally and from afar, home­brewed cof­fees, freshly baked breads, and spe­cial­ity pas­tries. Pa­trons are in­vited to en­joy their pur­chases ei­ther as a take­away, or in a pic­nic setup, while keep­ing an eye on their kids con­quer­ing the on-site jun­gle gym.

A moun­tain-bike route is also on of­fer, and cy­clists can make use of the bike-wash­ing sta­tion as well as the show­ers lo­cated on the premises.

Open­ing hours for Nuy on the Hill is Mon­days to Fri­days from 09h00 to 17h00, and Satur­days and Sun­days from 09h00 to 16h00.

For more info, visit www.nuy­win­ery.co.za. Con­nect with Nuy Win­ery on Face­book at @nuy.win­ery, as well as on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram at @nuy­win­ery. Text & Im­age © Nuy Wine Cel­lar

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