Seven Springs Vineyard, based in the cool climate Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa, produces a small range of premium red and white wines. Its British owners, Tim and Vaughan Pearson, set their sights on owning a South African vineyard back in 2005 and their range is the result of all their passion and enthusiasm for the country and its wines.
Seven Springs is a 21 acre site and its temperatures are some 6 degrees lower both by day and night than those of the Stellenbosch, which coupled with the cooling Atlantic Ocean breeze, slows the ripening process, allowing the fruit to develop a great flavour profile. The result is a range of wines that stay true to the characteristics of old world grape varieties, but celebrate the best of new world fruit.
Winemaker Riana van der Merwe joined the team in 2010 and they released their first vintage in 2011, and followed this with a great vintage in 2012 which saw them scoop Decanter Gold for Syrah 2012.
Tom Cannavan thinks they’re rather special too: “This is one new South African name to watch”.