Exceptional handcrafted wines that reflect a true sense of place and mountain vineyards.
Uva Mira is a family owned boutique winery perched on the slopes of the majestic Helderberg Mountains located in the Stellenbosch region of the Western Cape, South Africa – an area that has consistently been producing some of the best wines in the country for years.
Owner Denise Weedon, the widow of one of South Africa’s past mining magnates, started Uva Mira 16 years ago with her husband Desmond Weedon. From the moment they stepped onto the land, they knew this was the place to build their dream. Starting with a magnificent view and only one plot of grapes they grew Uva Mira into an internationally recognized and locally beloved vineyard.
The farm is the highest of those on the Helderberg, boasting 360-degree views which include False Bay, Table Bay, Cape Point, Table Mountain, and Robben Island.
Our unique high-altitude mountain vineyards located between 420 and 620 meters above sea level provide a cool climate that gives our elegant wines a distinctive character and uncompromising quality.
Continuing our legacy will be Christiaan Coetzee, the new Winemaker and manager of Uva Mira. We are excited to have Christiaan bring his combination of innovation and traditional wine making styles to the vineyard.
“I believe Matt Kramer said it best when he said, ‘Great wines taste like they come from somewhere. You can’t fake somewhereness. You can’t manufacture it…but when you taste a wine that has it, you know.’ I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a unique and complex terroir. I look forward to communicating its story through our wines.”
The passion and care that goes into creating Uva Mira wines is reflected in the numerous international and local accolades we have received over the years. Which include “Best South African Wine Producers of the Year” and “The Best Chardonnay in the World” at the 2006 International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Stephen Tanzer, renowned independent USA wine critic, has highly rated our wines with scores of 93+ in his edition of the critically acclaimed “International Wine Cellar.”
John Platter has consistently rated our wines with 4½ to 5 stars as well as great reviews from our wine lovers all over the world.
Our famous Single Vineyard Chardonnay and Uva Mira (our premium red selection) received great accolades at the recent 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards in London achieving not only Gold but also the Regional Trophy.
Since our first release we at Uva Mira are continuing our commitment in building our presence as South Africa’s leading boutique winery. Please review our current news, awards and accolades pages for further details on our achievements.
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