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Zevenwacht Wine Estate

Wine | Beyond Stellenbosch | Wine Tasting

THE WINE CELLAR

The wines of Zevenwacht Estate are distinguishable by their finely crafted elegance and classic style. Our winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, honors the centuries-old wine-making traditions, yet is boldly innovative, welcoming the contribution that modern technology makes to the vinification of premier wines.

THE VINEYARDS

Covering 100 hectares of the 500 hectare property, the vineyards are ideally situated for the growing of quality grapes. Extending up the slopes of the Ribbokrant, the south and south-west facing vineyards are protected from the intense heat of summer by the Bottelary Hills and cooled by sea breezes off nearby Table Bay and False Bay. Characterized by good quality and varied soils, the vineyards have been selectively planted with red and white noble varietals.

CELLAR TOURS

Experience the artistry and technical skill that transform grapes into fine wine, first-hand. Visitors are welcome to tour the cellar by appointment.

WINE TASTING

Savour the pleasure of sampling wines within sight of the vines on which they grew and of the cellar in which they were produced and matured. Open seven days a week.

Winemaker

WINEMAKER:  JACQUES VILJOEN

Jacques grew up in a Family dedicated to viticulture which established his roots in the field of viticulture and winemaking.   He obtained his degree in BSc. Agriculture from the University of Stellenbosch in 2001 and completed his practical internship at Bergkelder.

Jacques joined Zevenwacht Wine Estate in 2002 as assistant winemaker until taking over the reins as Winemaker and Cellarmaster in 2005.

He finds the diverse nature of being a winemaker extremely rewarding as he gets to work with nature from the viticulture perspective, uses some physical strength and technical skills when working in the cellar, which is run with a small team, uses his creative flair in the winemaking process, and also has to waer the hat as ‘marketer’ of wines.

Jacques does not restrict himself to any single varietal but is passionate about Rhone blends and is excited about the development of the Grenache vineyards on Zevenrivieren.

He is a keen sportsman and enjoys activities where he can experience nature, such as mountain biking.  He is also a family man, he is married and has two small daughters – who we believe have him safely wrapped around their little fingers.

Contact

Phone: 021 900 5700
Fax: 021 906 1570
Website: Website
Address
Stellenbosch

Details

Type: Wine Tasting
Location: Beyond Stellenbosch

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Contact

E: info@stellenbosch360.co.za
T: +27 (0)21 883 3584
F: +27 (0)21 882 9550

Information Office:
36 Market Steet
Stellenbosch, 7600