Situated 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. 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. The Johnson Family’s Zevenwacht Wine Estate Home Farm Vineyard is situated on the first and most southerly of the rolling Polkadraai Hills in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, just north of the coast of False Bay, whose maritime influence on the Estate’s wines is marked. Some of the grapes in this sublime blend come from the Johnsons’ Zevenrivieren farm high up in the Banghoek Valley in the northern part of this appellation.
Bright gold straw with green amber flashes. The bouquet is classical Chenin. Fresh cut tropical fruits and ripe yellow cling peaches. Undertow of oak. This is benchmark oaked Chenin Blanc. It expresses the very essence of the grape with the oak just supporting the magical guavas, Canary melon, the Golden Delicious apples and fynbos honey. Fruit well supported by the oak but allowing it to shine. Love unctuous wine, silky smooth on the finish.