Wines from South Africa


Zevenwacht

Harold and Denise Johnson purchased the farm in 1992,and have committed themselves to a programme of development to realise Zevenwacht’s rich potential beyond wineproduction. The estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation, as well as the active socio-economic upliftment of its workers and their families.

Situated on the north western slopes of the Bottelary Hills on the Stellenbosch Wine Route, Zevenwacht has viticultural roots which penetrate deep into the historic past of South Africa. While literally meaning Seven Expectations, the name Zevenwacht exemplifies the abundant delights which await visitors to the Farm.A leader in wine tourism, Zevenwacht was one of the first Wine Estates to establish a restaurant, hotel and conference facility, Cheesery and Spa on the Estate.

The wines of Zevenwacht are distinguished by their classic style and finely crafted elegance. Winemaker Jacques Viljoen honours century-old wine-making traditions, yet is boldly innovative, welcoming the contribution that modern technology makes to the vinification of premier wines.Covering 120 hectares of the 450 hectare property, the vineyards are ideally situated for the growing of quality grapes. Zevenwacht is characterized by good quality, varied soils and the vineyards have been selectively planted with red and white noble varietals

 

Zevenwacht 7even Sauvignon Blanc
 

An elegant, refreshing but fruit driven wine. A perfect combination of greener sweeter fruits with a beautiful density on the palate and a zesty lime citrus finish.

This is a wine to enjoy with fresh summer food, salads, seafood and poultry.

This wine should be enjoyed within 2 years.

UPC #: 6603731000037

Awards & Ratings:
* Veritas Competition – Bronze Medal


Zevenwacht Zevenrood
 



The nose shows bright red berry and spice aromas with chocolate and cedar undertones. Soft pliable tannins lend support to the succulent palate.

The wine will pair well with grilled meats, hearty stews and pasta dishes.

The wine is ready to drink but will develop complexity with two to three years in the bottle.

UPC #: 6003731000114

Awards & Ratings:
* South African Wine Magazine - Best Value


Zevenwacht Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc
 


On the nose, apricot, peach and honeysuckle notes predominate accompanied by subtle hints of roasted almonds. The palate and nose are both rich and refreshing with a combination of stone fruit, lemon pith and almond notes. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.

This wine will pair well with seafood dishes, chicken dishes and cream based pasta sauces.

The wine is ready to drink but will develop complexity with two to three years in the bottle.

UPC #: 6003731000275
Awards & Ratings:
* Veritas Competition – Bronze Medal
* Platter's Wine Guide - 3½ stars (out of 5)

 
Zevenwacht Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
 


Distinctive aromas of citrus and pear predominate accompanied by subtle hints of roasted almonds. The palate and nose are both rich and refreshing with a combination of lime-citrus and white pear flavors. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.

This wine will pair well with seafood dishes, chicken dishes and cream based pasta sauces

The wine is ready to drink but will develop complexity with three to five years in the bottle.

UPC #: 6003731000138
 Awards & Ratings:
* Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – Bronze Medal


Zevenwacht Tin Mine White
 


Ripe and exotic, a distinctive, spicy wine that is rich and subtly oaked, with a slight aroma of roasted almonds. The Chardonnay gives superb lime-citrus flavors; the Viognier lends a delicate perfume of dried peaches and apricots while the Roussanne and Chenin acts like salt and pepper, spicing things up!.

Pairs well with grilled fish, sumptuous lobster or chicken dressed with a creamy basil sauce.

The wine is ready to drink but will develop complexity with three to five years in the bottle.

UPC #: 6003731061692
Awards & Ratings:
* Veritas Competition – Silver Medal
* South African Wine Magazine - 4½ stars
* Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars (out of 5)

 
Zevenwacht Tin Mine Red
 


The nose exudes aromas of violets, dried spices and concentrated black fruits with a slow release of mocha and dark chocolate. The multi layered palate impresses with density on entry matched with persistent yet supple tannins. This texture is perfectly offset by balanced acidity that allows for a remarkable length of finish.

The wine will pair well with red meat dishes and rich pasta dishes

The wine is ready to drink but will develop complexity with two to three years in the bottle.

UPC #: 600371001715
Awards & Ratings:
* Veritas Competition – Silver Medal
* Platter's Wine Guide - 4 stars (out of 5)

 
Zevenwacht Z Reserve
 


Rich and generous, this wine boasts a deep dark hue and whiffs of ripe black currant9 infused with roasted coffee beans, tobacco leaves, cedar wood and cigar box. On the palate expect concentrated black plum and a decadent dark chocolate finish.

Excellent with a fillet mignon with a rich balsamic glaze served with baby potatoes coated in a parsley butter. Simply outstanding with rib-eye beef served on the rare side with stilton infused meaty gravy.

This wine has excellent aging potential and will develop beautifully between 8 – 10 years.

UPC #: 6003731002781