Meet your local Temecula Wine Country Garagiste winemakers, Dirk and Michelle Uys. In 2003 we as a family of 4 uprooted ourselves from the wine region in South Africa and made the United States our home. We have since been residents of Temecula and consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to live in the heart of the beautiful Wine Country, where we expanded our passion for wine into also making wines that reflect our heritage of an European palate.
We planted mainly Southern Rhone varietals in 2010 and since 2012 we have continued to craft unique small-batch wines with the utmost attention to detail. We care about and embrace sustainable agricultural practices to protect the environment and maintain and improve soil fertility. Our goal is to consistently produce high-quality natural wine with no additives, and minimal intervention, from soil to glass. The final unfiltered product should always express a sense of place or origin, typical of where it was grown. We believe each bottle of UYS wine should provide a glimpse into the soul of mother earth.
We love to share our passion and expertise with Temecula residents and visitors alike. Whether you’re new to wine, an expert, or just want to enjoy your Temecula experience, The Uys Family Vineyard and Winery is the perfect place to start your journey into the world of wine.