THE HERITAGE OF ZEVENWACHT ESTATE
Zevenwacht dates back to 1688 when the farm Langverwacht was granted to a French Huguenot wine farmer, Jeanne le Roux De Normandie. In 1799 the land adjoining, known as Zevenfontein and traditionally used for grazing, was granted to Daniel Bosman. Both farms became the property of Petrus Hiebner in 1799. Hiebnier built the Manor House in 1800 which is a historical monument today.
In 1829 Pieter de Wall purchased Langverwacht and later also Zevenfontein. Both properties were purchased and farmed by de Waal’s son, Adriaan, until 1903 when they were sold to a mining syndicate following the discovery of tin on Langverwacht. By 1918 mining operations ceased when insufficient value could be realised from the mines, and the land was restored to farming.
In 1980 Langverwacht and Zevenfontein were combined and named Zevenwacht.
“Zevenwacht” is derived from the Dutch meaning “Seven Expectations”, which led to the creation of their brand identity and philosophy – to Exceed all Expectations. Situated on the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Route, it is a contemporary 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.
A REASON TO CELEBRATE
Two Zevenwacht Z Collection Wines in amongst the coveted Top 100 SA Wines.
The premier National Wine Challenge incorporating the Top 100 SA Wines, is the leading fine-wine-only awards in SA and abroad. The NWC aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend with medals awarded for the top scoring wines. The Top 100 highest scoring wines earn a place in the coveted Top 100 SA Wines 2018.
Zevenwacht achieved two spots in the Top 100 and were also awarded NWC Double Platinum awards with the:
- Zevenwacht Z Collection 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Double Gold awards were received for the:
- Syrah 2016
- Sauvignon Blanc 2017
- The Tin Mine white 2017
Double Silver awards going to the:
- Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.
Achieving a total of eight awards is exceptionally gratifying says Jacques Viljoen, Zevenwacht Cellarmaster, who attributes these results to consistent vineyard management together with an emphasis on producing wines reflective of their terroir and unique characteristics. It goes without saying that these achievements are possible thanks to the contribution of winemaker, Charles Lourens and our fantastic cellar team.
The choice is yours…
Enjoy the view from a self-catering chalet set high on the slopes and surrounded by vineyards.
Relax in a luxurious, air conditioned suite with your own private terrace and spectacular views of Table Bay and False Bay.
Unwind and relish your surroundings whilst staying in one of the seven beautifully done cottages.
WINE AND DINE
In a setting of stillness and serenity in the Historic Manor house which has been converted into a delightful country style restaurant. The 19th Century Cape Dutch Manor House, portrays both finesse and charm. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The spectacular views of the tranquil lake and park-like gardens are the perfect backdrop to a memorable dining experience.
A fun-filled play park provides recreation for children and keeps them happily and safely entertained.