Seven Spring Vineyards – Winery with 12 Hectares of Land Since 2006
Seven Spring Vineyards is a premium wine producing estate crafting excellent South African wines. The winery is located between the spa town of Caledon and the sea town of Hermanus, in the serene and beautiful Western Cape region of South Africa. Vaughan and Tim Pearson own the winery and also have a successful UK based business. Augustus Dale works as the chief winemaker and has a lot of experience in winemaking with previous work in both France and South Africa. Seven Spring Vineyards purchased almost 12 hectares of land with grazing cattle in 2006. They began planting vineyards in 2008 and produced their first wines in 2010. With the aging of their vines, the wines at Seven Spring Vineyards are continually gaining complexity in aroma and flavor.
Seven Spring Vineyards works relatively green using a low amount of pesticides and fertilizers in the vineyards.
Inflluences from Shaw’s Mountain in the North, the Teslaarsdal Mountains in the South, and the Atlantic Ocean
Seven Spring’s vineyards are present between the Shaw’s Mountain in the North, Teslaarsdal Mountains in the South, with the Atlantic Ocean beyond the mountains. The influence of the ocean, along with the shale derived soils, gives the vines exceptional qualities and allows slow ripening of the grapes.
Creating Excellent South African Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc
The main types of grapes that grow at Seven Spring are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. The best quality grapes go into the production of their world-class red, white, and rosé wines. The winemakers use minimal intervention while making wines and try to keep the process as natural as possible to preserve the flavor and aroma of the wines. There is also very low use of pesticides and fertilizers in the vineyards.