OUR WINES

Vineyards

The Seven Oaks vines are rooted in river-worn sandstone boulders and gravel mixed soil with varying amounts of sand and clay. Our rainfall is mainly during the winter, with the occasional snow-capped mountains towering over the valley to ensure that the vines are dormant in winter. With a typical Mediterranean climate, the summers are warm, dry and windy, with the hottest months promoting the ripening of the grapes during January and February. Due to the topographical diversity over short distances, the soils vary, resulting in different tastes in the same cultivar block.

The farm consists of 55Ha under vines of which 40% are red (Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Ruby Cabernet and Cinsaut) and 60% are white (Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay Chenin Blanc and Colombar).

Each phase from pruning through to harvesting in the vineyards is actively monitored throughout the year to ensure high-quality grapes. During harvesting, great care is taken to hand-pick the best grapes to produce our award-winning wines. The main aim whilst harvesting is to preserve the flavours in the grapes, and therefore, the grapes are harvested early in the morning whilst still cool and the grape temperatures are still low.

 Willem Viljoen, our viticulturist,  philosophy is: “Farm for the future where quality overweighs quantity”.

Cellar

Attention to detail, dedication and passion is undeniably the key qualities at Seven Oaks Winery, which we believe finds its expression in the quality of our award-winning wines. Our limited quantity of quality wines are therefore “Produced with Passion” by our consultant winemakers

Our wine is stored in ideal maturation conditions before being released to our customers, thus providing high-quality award-winning wines with a taste to satisfy every palate.

We have a total production of in excess of 30 000 bottles per annum. Whilst the bulk of our grapes are delivered to Mountain Ridge Cellar, we brought in 70 tons of grapes into our cellar during the 2021 harvest.

Our premium red wines are currently ageing in French and American oak barrels.  The characteristics of these barrels give the wines great structure, complexity, finesse, and good ageing potential.

Seven Oaks Range Of Wines

These are our premium wines that are full of flavour, for everyday easy drinking and offer superb value for money. Enjoy at home or share with friends. We make them in white, rosé, and red styles. Our bottle labels show our seven oaks: 6 large and one small tree.

These super premium wines reflect our long history and reflect our Seven Oaks name. Only the best grapes are picked for our flagship Collection. We offer two exclusively red wines that are barrel-matured, one single cultivar and other a blend of two cultivars.

Just one bottle in this Collection, another red blend. We have named it after a lay preacher who made a moonshine blend. He was the previous farm manager who enjoyed a tipple and so we kept him on until he retired. His name lives on in this wine.

The Per L’Amore di Andie MCC Brut is named after our daughter, Andie.  She has Epilepsy and requested that we place a small purple ribbon on the label (we placed it close to the base of the lady’s dress) and that we donate R10 per bottle sold to the Epilepsy Foundation to assist with research.
This MCC Brut is not produced in our Winery.

These are our premium wines that are full of flavour, for everyday easy drinking and offer superb value for money. Enjoy at home or share with friends. We make them in white, rosé, and red styles. Our bottle labels show our seven oaks: 6 large and one small tree.

These super premium wines reflect our long history and reflect our Seven Oaks name. Only the best grapes are picked for our flagship Collection. We offer two exclusively red wines that are barrel-matured, one single cultivar and other a blend of two cultivars.

Just one bottle in this Collection, another red blend. We have named it after a lay preacher who made a moonshine blend. He was the previous farm manager who enjoyed a tipple and so we kept him on until he retired. His name lives on in this wine.

The Per L’Amore di Andie MCC Brut is named after our daughter, Andie.  She has Epilepsy and requested that we place a small purple ribbon on the label (we placed it close to the base of the lady’s dress) and that we donate R10 per bottle sold to the Epilepsy Foundation to assist with research.
This MCC Brut is not produced in our Winery.

The Seven Oaks Collection

2021 Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc
(Sam’s Block)

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Overview

Prominent passion fruit flavours with underlying apple notes.  Lively, fresh and playful, displaying well-balanced fruit.  Enjoy with seafood or white meat and salads.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Chenin Blanc 100%
Analysis
12.5% Alcohol
2g/l Residual Sugar
6g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – BEST VALUE 
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 – SILVER

2021 Seven Oaks
Sauvignon Blanc

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Overview

Prominent flavours of crisp tropical fruit with elegant green apple lingering. Fresh, crisp, playful, well balanced and delicious!  Enjoy with grilled sole or chicken accompanied by a leafy green salad.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Analysis
12.5% Alcohol
1.9g/l Residual Sugar
6g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – BEST VALUE 
Veritas 2020 – BRONZE

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 – GOLD

2021 Seven Oaks
Chardonnay (Unwooded)

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Overview

This wine has a rich, full body with nutty and tropical fruit pulling through to the palate.  Well balanced and unwooded. Serve with buttery or creamy shellfish dishes.  Enjoyable too, with subtly flavoured poultry and pork dishes.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Chardonnay 100%
Analysis
12.5% Alcohol
1.8g/l Residual Sugar
6g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – BEST VALUE 
Veritas 2020 – SILVER

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 – SILVER

2020 Seven Oaks
Pinotage Rosé Sahara

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Overview

A delicious off-dry Rose with strawberry and cherry flavours complemented by an undertone of litchi. Fresh, crisp and balanced, with a velvet buttery end. Enjoy with eisbein or light spicy foods such as Malay curries and Thai dishes.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Pinotage
Analysis
12,5% Alcohol
10g/l Residual Sugar
6.3g/l Total Acid

Awards

Rose Rocks – GOLD
Veritas 2020 – SILVER

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 – GOLD
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 –
Rosé Rocks 2021 GOLD

*Limited Stock Available.

2020 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz

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Overview

This blend is full-bodied with juicy black and red berries. Full mid-palate with nice ripe and lingering tannins. Ideal with slow roasted lamb or rump steak and mushrooms.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Shiraz 40%
Analysis
14% Alcohol
3.6g/l Residual Sugar
5.6g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – BEST VALUE

The ‘6+1’ Collection

‘6+1’ Merlot ’20

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Overview

This deep garnet coloured Merlot has nice ripe red fruit flavours with a hint of vanilla to round these off. It is a full-bodied Merlot with a lingering aftertaste of cherries and plums with vegetative flavours and smoky wood notes. This wine has easy-drinking tannins and a long, full super-soft finish.

Analysis

Origin
Western Cape
Cultivar
Merlot 100%
Analysis
13.91% Alcohol
3.7g/l Residual Sugar
5.5g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – GOLD

‘6+1’ Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz ’19

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Overview

A well-balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  This full-bodied wine has soft tannins with characteristics of juicy black berries paired with pepper and spicy flavours. The full mouthfeel on the palate makes it perfect to serve with spicy red meat dishes.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Shiraz 40%
Analysis
14,5% Alcohol
3.5g/l Residual Sugar
6.2g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – SILVER

‘6+1’ Pinotage ’17

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Overview

This distinctive Pinotage has a deep red colour with aromas of plums, herbs and liquorice. A medium to full bodied wine with a rewarding finish of herbs and berries flavours coming through. Best served with red meat on the braai or spicy South African dishes like bobotie. Be brave and served chilled with baked pears and berries.

Analysis

Origin
Western Cape
Cultivar
Pinotage 100%
Analysis
14,5% Alcohol
2.7g/l Residual Sugar
5.2g/l Total Acid

Awards

Veritas 2020 – SILVER
Veritas 2019 – Bronze
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2019 – Gold
Veritas 2018 – Bronze
Vitis Vinifera Awards 2018 – Gold

‘6+1’ Shiraz ’20

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Overview

This ruby red Shiraz expresses dark red fruit and violet perfume aromas with hints of black pepper and smokiness. An attractive entry and medium bodied impression. Good management of ripeness and tannins.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Shiraz 100%
Analysis
14.22% Alcohol
3.1g/l Residual Sugar
5.9g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – GOLD

‘6+1’ Heritage Block

Chenin Blanc ’21 Wooded

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Overview

From our 37-year-old Heritage Block, this wine has soft aromas of tropical fruit with a hint of vanilla. Fruit, strawberries and watermelon flavours with subtle oak flavour giving a well-rounded finish.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
100% Chenin Blanc
Single Vineyard Wine
Analysis
12,81% Alcohol
2g/l Residual Sugar
6g/l Total Acid

Very Limited Stock!

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – 90/100 Points

*Limited Stock. Only available at our Tasting Room.

Padre Red Nose

Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon ’19

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Overview

An attractive fruit-driven wine with nice complexity and structure from the oak ageing.  A lovely harmonious blend, complemented by fresh, spicy aromas which go well with grilled red meat or pasta.  This blend was kept in French oak barrels for 10 months.

Produced with passion this red wine is made for enjoyable drinking moments and memories.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Merlot 40%
Analysis
14% Alcohol
3.3g/l Residual Sugar
5.8g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – GOLD

Per L’Amore Di ANDIE MCC Brut

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Overview

This brut is a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend, fermented in the bottle for more than 24 months. A clean flintiness on the palate with luscious fruit, nutty and soft creamy notes. The wine retains its fresh racy zestiness which is a result of crisp acidity and delicate fruit. It has an elegant fizz, with a firm structure, good depth of flavour and a well-integrated mousse. Fresh, dry, lingering and well structured, this is an elegantly matured wine.

Analysis

Origin
Western Cape
Cultivar
Chardonnay 70%
Pinot Noir 30%
Analysis
12% Alcohol
7.9g/l Residual Sugar
6.3g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 – GOLD

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Overview

This brut is a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend, fermented in the bottle for more than 24 months. A clean flintiness on the palate with luscious fruit, nutty and soft creamy notes. The wine retains its fresh racy zestiness which is a result of crisp acidity and delicate fruit. It has an elegant fizz, with a firm structure, good depth of flavour and a well-integrated mousse. Fresh, dry, lingering and well structured, this is an elegantly matured wine.

Analysis

Origin
Western Cape
Cultivar
Chardonnay 70%
Pinot Noir 30%
Analysis
12% Alcohol
7.9g/l Residual Sugar
6.3/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2020 – GOLD

Noble Late Harvest ’21

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Overview

The Seven Oaks Noble Late Harvest has a beautiful golden hue with inviting minerality and tropical fruit aromas.   Sweet and waxy on the palate with a touch of quava and canned fruit. This Noble Late Harvest will go well with almost any dessert but could easily be enjoyed on its own after a meal. Why not try it on crushed ice with a variety of cheese.

Drink ice-cold.

Analysis

Origin
Breedekloof
Cultivar
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Analysis
11.82% Alcohol
141g/l Residual Sugar
6.9g/l Total Acid

Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2021 – 90/100 Points

*Limited Stock. Only available at our Tasting Room.

Wine Awards

Vino Veritas

Seven Oaks Chardonnay 2021 – Bronze
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2021 – Bronze
Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2020 – Silver
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2019 – Silver
6+1 Merlot – Silver

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

Noble Late Harvest 2021 – 90/100 Points
6+1 Chenin Blanc Heritage Block – 90/100 Points
Padre Red Nose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 – GOLD
Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2019 – BEST VALUE
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2019 – SILVER
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2021 – BEST VALUE
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2021 – BEST VALUE
Seven Oaks Chardonnay 2021 – BEST VALUE
6+1 Merlot 2020 – GOLD
6+1 Shiraz 2020 – GOLD

Rosé Rocks

Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose 2020 – GOLD

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2021

Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2020 – BRONZE
Seven Oaks Chardonnay 2020 – BRONZE
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Sahara 2020  – BRONZE

Veritas

Seven Oaks Chardonnay 2020  SILVER
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Sahara 2020  SILVER
6+1 Pinotage 2017  SILVER
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2018  SILVER
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2020  BRONZE

Vinifera Awards

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2018  GOLD
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2020  GOLD

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Sahara 2020  GOLD
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2020  GOLD
6+1 Pinotage 2017  GOLD
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2018  GOLD
Per LÁmore di Andie MCC  GOLD
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2020  SILVER
Seven Oaks Chardonnay 2020  SILVER

Veritas

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2019  GOLD
Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2018  SILVER
Padre Rednose Cabernet Sauvognon/Merlot 2017  SILVER
6+1 Pinotage 2017  BRONZE

 

Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2018  GOLD

Vitis Vinifera Awards

6+1 Pinotage 2017  GOLD
Padre Rednose Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017  GOLD

Gold Wine Awards

Padre Rednose Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017 GOLD

Veritas

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2018  GOLD
6+1 Mavis Thelma Reserve 2013  SILVER
Padre Rednose Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017  SILVER
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Sahara 2018  SILVER
6+1 Pinotage 2017  BRONZE
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Oasis 2018  BRONZE

Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2018  DOUBLE GOLD
6+1 Mavis Thelma Reserve 2013  GOLD
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Sahara 2018  GOLD
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Oasis 2018  SILVER
Padre Rednose Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017 SILVER

Vitis Vinifera Awards

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2018  GOLD
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2018  GOLD
Seven Oaks Pinotage Rose Oasis 2018  GOLD
6+1 Pinotage 2017  GOLD
Padre Rednose Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017  GOLD

Vitis Vinifera Awards

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2017  GOLD
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even Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2017  GOLD
6+1 Mavis Thelma Reserve 2013  GOLD

Veritas

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2017  GOLD
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2017  BRONZE
6+1 Mavis Thelma Reserve 2013  BRONZE

Veritas

6+1 Pinotage 2012  GOLD
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2011  SILVER
6+1 Pinotage Rose Sahara 2016  BRONZE

 

Michelangelo International Wine Awards

6+1 Pinotage 2012  GOLD

Veritas

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2011  SILVER
6+1 James William 2012  SILVER
6+1 Pinotage 2012  BRONZE

Veritas

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2011  BRONZE
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2014  BRONZE

Veritas

6+1 Pinotage 2009  BRONZE

Veritas

Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  SILVER

Veritas

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2009  BRONZE
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2009  BRONZE

International Wine Challenge

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  BRONZE
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  SEAL OF APPROVAL

Veritas

Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  SILVER
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  BRONZE

SA National Young Wine Show

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2008  BRONZE
Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2008  BRONZE

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  BRONZE

Decanter World Wine Awards

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  BRONZE

Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2007  SILVER
Seven Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2007  SEAL OF APPROVAL
Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  SEAL OF APPROVAL

Veritas

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  SILVER
Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  SILVER
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc  BRONZE

 

SA National Young Wine Show

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2007  SILVER
Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2007  SILVER

Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year – Francois Agenbag

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004

Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  TROPHY FOR BEST KEPT SECRET
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  GOLD
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2005  BRONZE

Michelangelo International Wine Awards

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  SILVER

Veritas

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  SILVER

SA National Young Wine Show

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2006  BRONZE
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2006  BRONZE
Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  BRONZE

Wine & Spirits Asia

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  SILVER

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  SILVER

Veritas

6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Reserve 2004  SILVER

 

SA National Young Wine show

Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2005  BRONZE
6+1 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2005  BRONZE
Padre Rednose Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2005  BRONZE

Regional Wine Abassadors

Gauteng:  Bruce Downing,  +27 64 049 2393,  bruce@sevenoaks.co.za

Cape Town:  Caitlin Brouckaert,  +27 72 333 1772,  caitlin@sevenoaks.co.za

East London: Don Strydom,  +27 84 572 1210,   donstrydom@gmail.com

Bloemfontein:  Yolanda Lambrechts,  +27 72 556 7016,   yolanda@tradezonecourier.com

Vaal Triangle: Shané Dawson, +27 61 161 6904,   shane.dawson03@icloud.com

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