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London International Wine Fair May 19th 2010 – part 1

DAY 1 – Wednesday May 19th – Our annual pilgrimage to the London International Wine Fair proved to be very positive again for Seven Springs Vineyard. On Wednesday Vaughan and Tim attended the event and met with a good friend of Seven Springs, David Derbyshire aka  http://oenotype.blogspot.com/, and we spent most of the day going around […]

Seven Springs winemaker to work harvest in Oregon

Seven Springs Vineyard is pleased to announce that Riana van der Merwe, our winemaker, is to work at leading Oregon winery, Adelsheim Vineyard, http://www.adelsheim.com,  for the 2010 harvest. This is a great opportunity for Riana to work with a leading U.S. winery producing top Pinot Noirs. The experience will give Riana an insight into leading northern […]

Seven Springs article on US wine blog

Thank you the Two Wine Brothers, Brad and Terry Johnson from Iowa, USA, for choosing Seven Springs Vineyard for your first online wine interview. We are proud that you chose us for this feature and look forward to you guys sampling our wines. USA here we come. http://twowinebrothers.blogspot.com/

Article about Seven Springs Vineyard by Tara Devon

Ex Sommelier, now wine writer, blogger and wine ‘passionista’, Tara Devon, has written an article on Seven Springs Vineyard on her blog. Check out Tara’s work on the link below. Thanks for the article Tara and your passion for South African wine really shows. Once our wines are ready for tasting we will get some […]

Status report on our wines 11/03/2010

Our Sauvignon Blanc is still in the fermentation stage and the aroma’s will change, but initially we are getting beautiful fruit flavours with lime and fig on the nose and palate. The wine has a lovely full palate and the acid is keeping it crisp. The Chardonnay in oak barrels has finished fermenting. Once fermentation […]

Seven Springs Vineyard Syrah harvested

Our Syrah was picked on Monday the 8th of March and the temperature reached a high of 38.9 degrees centigrade, phew, one of the highest temperatures recorded in the valley in recent years. The grapes look an excellent quality and the analysis today will determine the exact quality. Our winemaker Riana said ” I was really impressed with […]

First grapes harvested, Chardonnay 11th Feb, Sauvignon Blanc 22nd Feb.

Our first ever grapes have been harvested. Chardonnay came off on the 11th of February 2010 and Riana, our winemaker, reports that the quality is first class. Today, Monday the 22nd, and our Sauvignon Blanc is being harvested in ideal conditions. Again the quality is said to be excellent. The ball, Riana, is now in your court  and […]

First wines to be made at Iona Vineyards

Seven Springs announced today that it will be making it’s first wines at the award winning Iona Vineyards in Elgin (http://iona.co.za). Before we build a winery we needed somewhere to make our first vintage in 2010 so had to find somewhere to make our debut wines. Iona Vineyards was our first choice and Andrew Gunn, […]

Seven Springs appoints winemaker (10/01/2010)

Seven Springs is pleased to announce the appointment of Riana van der Merwe as winemaker. Riana comes highly recommended to us by friends Guillaume Nell, winemaker at Backsberg Cellar Estate (http://www.backsberg.co.za) and Corina du Toit, Sales and Marketing Manager at Eikendal Vineyards in Stellenbosch (http://www.eikendal.com). Riana will be responsible for making our first wines and […]

WOSA Megatasting visit 13th and 14th October 2009

Vaughan and I are just back from a very successful WOSA, Wines of South Africa, Megatasting at Earls Court in London. Armed with a new name, Seven Springs Vineyard, new branding from a fantastic South African brand designer called Marcel de Quervain living in London, and hot off the press business cards, we attended these […]