Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards are located on the slopes of the Helderberg mountains, up against the Helderberg Nature Reserve. Uva Mira translates as ‘the wonderful grape’. Uva is the Latin word for grape, Mira means wonderful, miraculous and full of charm. The estate is 127 hectares in size, thirty three hectares of which are under vine. Six varietals are grown, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards are planted between 260m and 620m above sea level and only 9km from False Bay. Great care was taken when designating each vineyard site to a particular root-stock, varietal and clone. The latest in technological research was carried out and soil profiles of each individual vineyard drawn up to ensure optimum suitability for each varietal and clone planted.
The D.W. Syrah is dedicated to the visionary who first founded the Estate, Des Weedon, his wife Denise, the matriarch, and their grandson Derrick, who gave the Estate its Latin name. The vineyard is planted on North and North-West facing slopes in Tukulu soil. Barrel maturation for sixteen months in French oak.