In case you didn’t know, Seven Springs Winery is situated in the Hemel and Aarde Valley between Hermanus and Caledon. Look how pretty it is:
Anyway, I invited a few of my girlies over and we indulged in a yummy spread of cheese, olives, pates, grapes and strawberries which we washed down with Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Of the vinos we tried, the Sav Blanc was definitely my favourite. It’s got aromas of ripe apple and passionfruit and, when served with ice, I reckon it’s the perfect light, crisp wine to sip on while watching the sun go down on Clifton 4th. (Provided the cops don’t catch you drinking on the beach… I got bust for that last summer and had to pour a super-fancy wine out onto the sand so as to be let of with a warning. Oops!)
Lize, however, was big into the Chardonnay. It had a slightly smoky, woodier flavour that went down well with all the cheese.
It comes with an eco-friendly screw cap which suits me just fine. Despite being a waitress for yonks back in the day, I’m still pretty rubbish with a corkscrew and have managed to stab myself in the wrist more than once.
As the wine flowed, the evening got more and more interesting…
Eventually, all the posing wore us out and Lize and I conked out on the couch.
But the party didn’t stop there. Lize got a second wind and continued to booze it up. I, however, crawled into bed so as to black out in peace. Alas, this was shortlived ‘cos the girls decided to blare old techno videos via Youtube and rave it up opposite my bed, as you do.
Despite waking up to a kitchen that looked like a bomb had hit it and finding a camera full of photies too embarrassing to post, this was a fun night in.
Thanks Tim, your Sauvignon Blanc was delish!
Want to try Seven Springs vino for yourself? Pop on over to Cybercellar. They’ve got the Sav Blanc going for R77,50 per bottle if you buy six.