Seven Springs wine rocks the party

I really do enjoy my vino, so you can imagine how awesome it was to have Tim Pearson of Seven Springs Winery offer to send me a bottle or two of his whites. They actually arrived on the best/worst day ever, the day that I signed my retrenchment papers. Naturally, I was tempted to crack ’em open in the car on the way home from work, but I held back so as to enjoy them at a ‘cheese and wine’ with friends. (I know, I know… sooo ‘grown up’… Before you know it I’ll be throwing Tupperware parties and joining a – shudder – book club…)
Seven Springs 2010 Sauvignon Blanc - yumness.

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:

Chardonnay growing in the shadow of the Babylons Tower mountain.

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.

Karis Piss, La and Nickle Pickle.

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.

Ooh, I like...

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.

KP and Nix get their 'Chardonnay faces' on.

As the wine flowed, the evening got more and more interesting…

What do you mean I've got something in my teeth?
But wait! There's more... if you buy one bottle of Seven Springs Chardonnay, you'll get two drunk girls for the price of one...

Eventually, all the posing wore us out and Lize and I conked out on the couch.

What do you mean this shot looks 'staged'? We pass out looking picture perfect alll the time. This is how we roll...

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.

No no no no no no no no no no no there's no limit...
Please. Make. It. Stop.

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.

Happier, less hungover times with Seven Springs...

Thanks Tim, your Sauvignon Blanc was delish!

Love, love


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.

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5 thoughts on “Seven Springs wine rocks the party

  1. Hi Leigh, firstly a Happy New Year to you and the girls, I hope you had a great Cape Town New Year. I am only 4 months late replying to this blog post as I only just found it today when doing a ‘seven springs sauvignon blanc’ search on Google (yes sad I know). You should have sent me a link when you first published….but better late than never hey!!!

    Just wanted to say a big thank you for tatsing the wines and sharing them with friends. The Chardonnay has really developed now (4 months in bottle has made a big difference) and our Sauv Blanc has had so much praise from lots of top wine writers and critics. I still have to pinch myself to think that this is our first ever wine made from only 3 year old vines (yes only just out of nappies!!!). I am in the Cape from the 12th of January for 4 weeks so may get to meet you in CT if you are about.

    Have a happy, healthy and fun filled 2012.


    1. Hey Tim! Wow, can’t believe you only saw it now. I did send you the link, either via mail or twitter, ‘cos afterwards I remember being all ‘I wonder if he didn’t like it ‘cos I never heard back’ type of thing. Hee hee. Anyway, I am here so give me a shout and we can hook up for a drink. All the best for 2012; I have a feeling its gonna be a goodie. Mwah, Leigh X x x

  2. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one too Leigh. I am always a positive type though.

    Really sorry but I did not get the link…..and if I hadn’t liked what you wrote i would have said…either way you would’ve heard something. No worries, thanks for the blog. Nice to see it written in a lovely relaxed style, nothing stuffy or technical, just a girl and her friends having fun. Thats what life should be about.

    Would be great to meet up with you. When Vaughan, my wife, and I are in Cape Town I will send you a message. If you can send your e-mail address or cell number to I will contact you. Tim XxXxX

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