Eagles' Nest – at the Gates of Cape Town
Basically, the winery Eagles' Nest is located at the gates of Cape Town and is one of the best estates South Africa has to offer. The wine slopes are in an enclosed valley, high on the historical Constantia Mountains. This makes for a cool climate with simultaneously plenty of sunlight, especially in the important hours in the late afternoon. The vines and the grapes that are ripening on them can therefore ideally develop their typical character with pronounced aromas.
Eagles' Nest is family-owned
The winery is managed by the family Mylrea who bought it in 1984. Since then, Jonathan Mylrea, Peter Stewart and winemaker Stuart Botha have been ensuring a fantastic quality at Eagles' Nest. And all this with an incomparable passion and love for South African wine. When the winery was completely destroyed by a fire in 2000, the family Mylrea did not consider it a catastrophe, but rather a unique chance to lay the cornerstone for a successful future with new noble vines and modern cellar technology. This future has now become present reality and is defined by a clear policy and passion.
Tasting Room with high Quality
In the tasting room you can convince yourself of the high quality of the Eagles' Nest wines. It offers an elegant and relaxed atmosphere as well as a fantastic view of the wine slopes and the Constantia mountains. If you get the chance, you should ask the owner Peter Stewart about his Viognier. You will never forget how much he is contagiously enthusiastic and raves about it. The red wines, too, are on an exceptional level. No wonder, as the winery exclusively uses new barrels from French oak for development. Such barriques are considered by wine lovers to be the best that can happen to a grand and lasting red wine that gets better with age.
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