OUR WINES

 
At The Hughes Family Wines, we make only two wines, a Red Blend and a White Blend. There is no recipe for NATIVO blends. Each year, the vineyard delivers something unique, and therefore each vintage is unique with its own combination of flavours. While each blend is an individual, they are each a distinct combination of different ‘shades of flavour’ sourced from the same palette that the vineyard supplies. Our only job is to listen to the wines and give them what they need to reach their full potential. Only old wood is used to allow the full, natural flavours of the wine to shine.
 
Pure and unpretentious, our wines are excellent food wines that complement food rather than undermine it. With a subtle spicy element in the reds, and a gentle citrus-acidity in the whites, our wines are particularly adept at moulding themselves around most types of cuisine. 
 
 
“Although we strive to produce innovative wines, we are bound by what the environment actually provides. Through an organic approach to viticulture and minimal intervention during the winemaking process, we hope to reflect that strong sense of “belonging” in our wines. The name NATIVO pays homage to that.”
 
 

NATIVO Red Blend 
 
The Red Blends are based on Shiraz, with varying amounts of Mourvèdre, Grenache, Pinotage, Tempranillo and, on occasion, some Viognier. Generally silky yet robust, they provide a mouthful of dark fruit, soft tannins and a signature mineral character. Select a vintage to view the tasting notes.
 
 
 
  
 

NATIVO White Blend 
 
The White Blends are elegant, medium bodied Viognier and Chenin Blanc-based blends, with fragrant aromas, balanced acidity-and-fruit integration, and a long fresh finish. From 2013, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc found their way into the blends. Select a vintage to view the tasting notes.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Wine Stores

 
The wines are available from the following specialist wine retailers:

Cape Town
  • Wine Concepts Newlands
  • Wine Concepts Kloof Street
  • Vino Pronto
  • Chapman’s Peak Liquors
  • Manuka
  • Old Cape Wine Shop
  • Sunset Beach Wine & Liquor
  • The Wine Kollective
  • The Vineyard Connection
  • Wine & Company Hermanus
Johannesburg
 
  • Superspars Hobart Street
  • Superspars Broadacres
  • Superspars Pineslopes
  • Riverside Liquors
  • Norman Goodfellows
  • Liquor City Beyers Naude Drive
On-line
  • Under the Influence - www.undertheinfluence.co.za
  • Cyber Cellar - www.cybercellar.com
  • WineWeb - www.wineweb.co.za
  • Sharbel Wines - www.sharbelwine.co.za

 

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