Discover AYAMA: Where South African spirit meets Italian passion

by Tia

Nestled just a stone’s throw from Cape Town, AYAMA is not just a farm, it’s a vibrant tapestry of flavours, landscapes, and experiences waiting to be explored. Spanning 250 hectares on the picturesque slopes of Paardeberg Mountain near Paarl, AYAMA embodies the fusion of South African beauty and Italian flair. Its name, derived from Xhosa, meaning “someone to lean on,” speaks volumes about the unity and camaraderie at the heart of this dynamic estate.

Since 2005, AYAMA has blossomed under the guidance of Chiara Fabietti and Giuseppe Di Benedetto. Chiara, a globe-trotting winemaker with a passion for perfection, oversees every vine and cellar detail with meticulous care. Giuseppe, the charismatic soul of the operation, brings his expertise in wine marketing and hospitality to life, ensuring every guest feels like family. Together, they’ve transformed AYAMA into a must-visit destination, where award-winning wines and unforgettable experiences await.

Imagine this: rows of lush vineyards embracing ancient olive groves, with the air perfumed by artichokes and fynbos. AYAMA isn’t just about wine; it’s a celebration of life’s simple pleasures. As one of only two producers of Nero d’Avola wines in South Africa, AYAMA proudly showcases this Sicilian gem in their premium range, a true testament to their dedication to both tradition and innovation.

And here’s an exciting reveal people! Introducing Nero D’Avola – NERO DEL CAPO 2023, the latest creation meticulously crafted by AYAMA’s expert team. This exceptional wine highlights a unique grape variety from Sicily, boasting a captivating dark ruby colour that exudes richness. Enjoy soft hints of ripe raspberry and plum on the nose, while the palate delights in flavours of cherry and mulberry, with subtle notes of herbs and spice. It all culminates in a delicate tannin finish that lingers beautifully, showcasing AYAMA’s mastery and passion in every sip.

But wait, there’s more! Dive into AYAMA’s vibrant soul with their lively Italian events, where pasta-making classes and festive gatherings transport you straight to Italy’s heart. Hungry? Their restaurant serves up a feast of local flavours, while the fully stocked deli tempts you with gourmet delights to take home.

Adventure seekers, they have your backs too! AYAMA offers winding hiking trails and is a birdwatcher’s paradise, perfect for embracing nature’s beauty. And did we mention they’re dog and kid-friendly? Families are welcome to soak in the views and create lasting memories.

Beyond the vineyards, AYAMA uplifts their community by nurturing their team’s talents and skills, spreading positivity throughout the region. It’s not just a farm, it’s a living, breathing testament to passion, hospitality, and the joy of discovery.

Whether you’re sipping award-winning wines, exploring scenic trails, or simply soaking in the warm hospitality, AYAMA invites you to experience the best of South Africa with an Italian twist. Come for the wine, stay for the adventure, AYAMA awaits, ready to enchant your senses and steal your heart.

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