Entries by Tim

91+ points for our 2012 Pinot Noir

Leading South African sommelier, Miguel Chan, has reviewed our latest Pinot Noir (our 2012 ‘Young Vines II’) and scored it 91+ points out of 100. This wine was made from 3.5 year old vines and shows the fantastic potential our vineyard has for this, and our other, varietals. The same wine is being sold in […]

New growth in the Seven Springs vineyard

 News from Riana and Hetta from our vineyard, November 2013.         Preparation for our 2014 harvest started in October 2012! At that time buds formed on the branches that were to carry the fruit for the 2013 harvest and, through the pruning that followed the harvest, during the winter of 2013, these two-bud spurs were left to develop and nurture the […]

Pinot Noir 2012 “Young Vines II”

Tasting Notes A beautifully balanced, vibrant wine it is garnet in colour, with delicate woodland and truffle undertones. Offering opulent aromas of raspberries, cherries and strawberries, the oak is subtle, supporting the fruit driven profile of this wine. The palate is smooth and medium bodied, with bold fruit characters balanced well with the oak. A […]

Dear Me, it is 7Springs – Michael Olivier

As a wine and food commentator, I am fortunate to be invited to some pretty awesome wine functions.  Fortunately these happen usually in some of Cape Town’s leading restaurants where chefs go all out to showcase their dishes to a group of people who certainly appreciate what is put before them.  Jos Baker, the doyenne […]

Our wines on sale in Germany

As of the 1st of May 2013 our wines will now be available in Germany through a company called Starweine. From receiving an email on March 16th asking about our wines, to the wines going on sale, the process has been extremely encouraging. Dealing with owner Gebhard Fuess has been an absolute pleasure, someone who actually does […]

Over The Mountain Unoaked Chardonnay 2014

  Tasting Notes This wine shows aromas of white blossoms, melon and peaches together with a fresh and vibrant palate. It has a beautiful lingering mouth-feel and slight texture that makes this wine a standalone, but also an excellent accompaniment to various dishes; from Sushi, to salads and even spicy soups. Harvested at low sugar, it has an ideal […]

Over The Mountain Chardonnay 2012

Tasting Notes This delicate, barrel-fermented Chardonnay has a bright, golden colour in the glass. On the ‘nose’ your senses will be filled with subtle aromas of citrus, honeysuckle and jasmine combined with a pleasant nuttiness and buttered brioche. It is elegant and smooth on the palate showing great integration of the oak and fruit on […]

Over the Mountain Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Tasting Notes 2013 marks our fourth vintage and as the vines mature so does the character and quality of the fruit produced by these vineyards. It’s familiar profile of pineapple, elder flower and green apple are evident in the aroma of the wine. On the palate, as with previous vintages is shows a balanced fruit acidity, fresh coastal […]

Over the Mountain Pinot Noir 2013

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 – SILVER Tasting Notes As the vineyards show more maturity so does the wine. Garnet in colour, the wine offers opulent aromas of raspberries and sour cherries. The oak, as always, is subtle and understated, supporting the fruit driven profile of this wine. The 2013 has a leaner mouth feel than previous vintages, but […]