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Dear Wine Aficionado,

Join us as we explore some of our most highly regarded chefs and their pairings featuring our elegant Uva Mira wines.

Uva Mira wines are carefully selected by a renowned chef or sommelier to pair perfectly with a favourite dish, each curated pairing delivers beautiful flavours to elevate both the dish and the wine itself.

Discover some of our favourite restaurants, meet their celebrated chefs and find out why each dish will complement the selected wine, with pairing notes.


Internationally awarded chefs Darren Badenhorst and Callan Austin have brought their thought-provoking restaurant concept, Dusk, to life. Having first met over a decade ago, the duo has embarked on a journey to challenge and ultimately push aside the boundaries of the fine dining industry.

Their vision for Dusk is to create a space where only the highest quality produce farmed through ethical techniques and harvested at the height of their season is showcased, with a focus on incorporating each supplier's story and educating guests on important topics relating to the food industry. Through their exploration, they have discovered fascinating indigenous ingredients such as Kalahari truffles, snail caviar, and a variety of medicinal plants.

Dusk's dark and mysterious dining room features only table-hung lights, keeping the focus on the food and wine. In addition to their unique ingredients, the team experiments with an array of lacto-fermented ingredients, garums, shoyus, pickles, vinegars, misos, cured meats, and homemade cheeses.

Chef Callan Austin presents torched sustainable line fish. Curried peach gel. Hot smoked bone broth. Heirloom tomatoes from Meuse farms. Lime leaf atchar. Ricotta. Cold smoked roe paired with Uva Mira Icon Chardonnay.


Sommelier Bafana Zondo selected Uva Mira Icon Chardonnay to pair with this dish. Trout has a beautiful delicate quality that complements the elegance, complexity and intense purity of the Uva Mira Icon Chardonnay.


The vivid structure and lively acidity of this wine cuts through the slight oily texture of the trout. The gloriously perfumed floral bouquet with notes of orange blossom and lime engages superbly on the palate with the flavour nuances of the heirloom tomatoes. Ricotta cheese brings out the stone-like minerality character in the wine. This wine and pairing are a work of art.

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Yours sincerely,

The Uva Mira team

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