About the estate
Zevenwacht Wine Estate, situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route is a modern wine farm with a 300 year history. Owned and managed by the Johnson Family, the Estate has a strong commitment to historic and cultural preservation as well as conservation of the surrounding indigenous environment. Two prime farming locations provide the grapes for the Zevenwacht winery. The home vineyard on the Estate’s panoramic 450 hectare maritime influenced property, supplies the majority of the grapes. The farm Zevenrivieren, situated at the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, provides winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, with a boutique selection of grapes that add to the fascinating variety of the wines.
Fresh & dry
When to enjoy
As a refreshing drink on summer days with friends.
How to serve
Our meal suggestions
This is a wine to enjoy with fresh summer food, salads, seafood and poultry. Use your flair to discover your favourite combination.
The wine itself
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.
What about the grapes?
100% Sauvignon Blanc
And the vineyards (terroir)?
The grapes for this wine are from vineyards predominantly facing in a South Westerly direction. These slopes overlook False Bay, Cape Point and Table Mountain and enjoy the benefit of the cooling sea breeze, whilst getting good sunlight exposure to ensure optimal fruit ripeness.
How was it made?
The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to enhance tropical fruit ester production. Each component was stirred on its gross lees on a weekly basis for the first four months after which it was racked, blended and stabilized.
Should this wine age/mature?
Best enjoyed within 2 years.
- Grape Origin: Stellenbosch Polkadraai
- Wine Variety: White
- Body: Medium
- Acidity: Fresh Acidity
- Barrel Treatment: Unwooded
- ALC: 13.5 % | RS: 2.4g/l | TA: 6.5g/l | pH: 3.27