OVER THE YEARS
Our wines have been awarded more than a handful of awards.
Nativo Red Blend 2010
Nativo Red Blend 2014
Nativo White Blend 2015
Nativo Red Blend 2015
After settling in South Africa in 1990, Argentinian-born Billy Hughes was inspired to start his own wine venture in the Cape. His farming interest grew…
There is no recipe for Nativo blends…
At The Hughes Family Wines, we make only two wines per vintage, a Red Blend and a White Blend.
The Organic Movement is the base of our system …
In our vineyard we use our Trilogy approach to farming, where we overlap three recognized philosophies to obtain a balanced approach.
We have built and underground cellar using used shipping containers, natural stones and other materials from our area.
Our soils are red and high in clay content. This produces wines that are dark, dense and masculine. Our mission in life is to tame them a bit a give them more subtle and feminine tones. We achieve this by using whole bunch fermentation, harvesting early and breaking the skins as little as possible.
Please check back regularly for our latest news about the farm, our industry and our wines …
The Billy Hughes shortlist
Red Blend 2014
Blend: Shiraz, Pinotage, Mourvedre, Grenache, Tempranillo
A natural approach to viticulture and red soils bring forth aromas of dark red berries and spice complemented by distinctive mineral overtones. A warm mouth feel and a a gentle finish on ripe tannins.
White Blend 2015
Blend: Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne
This elegant Swartland wine is naturally made. It is barrel-fermented with subtle aromas of apricots, lime, pineapple, and creamy nuances. Fresh, yet bold with lingering minerality.
Read what our clients think after tasting our wines
I’ve been a big fan of Nativo since first meeting Billy and tasting the wines when we opened Publik wine bar, not just because the wines are of high quality but because of the sustainable farming methods he employs that go into making the wines more than just delicious, but responsible too.