About African Roots
The Seven Sisters wine brand evolved from its association with the seven Brutus sisters of Paternoster. The Brutus family lived in a small fishing village on the western coast. The Brutus sisters and their baby brother left the tranquillity of their sleepy town at a very early age when the family was evicted from their home. They yearned to return but were not able to do so give the unfavourable circumstances of the time. Twenty years later, the sisters reunited to create fine wines. The wines, carefully selected to match the styles and personalities of each sister, celebrate their bond and devotion to one another, a fitting tribute to sisterhood indeed!
The climatic influences that contribute to the characteristics of the Seven Sisters wines are the warm, low humid summer with temperatures ranging between 25 and 35 degree Celsius. With annual winter rainfall of approximately 450mm to 600mm and soil type varies from Hutton, Clovelly, Sandy Fernwood and Kroonstad, but the predominant soil type is Malmesbury Shale, with patches of Granite and Table Mountain Sandstone. The gravel under structure allows the soil to retain moisture during hot dry summers without requiring formal irrigation structures.
The Seven Sisters
The seven Brutus sisters grew up in a small fishing village on the western coast of South Africa called Paternoster. Their quaint cottage overlooked the untamed waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Circumstances saw the sisters leave the tranquillity of their homeland. Twenty years later, they came together to create fine wines. The wines, carefully selected to match the unique styles and personalities of each sister, celebrate their bond and devotion to one another, a fitting tribute to sisterhood indeed!
This picturesque fishing town, just 90 minutes from Cape Town, is one of the oldest coastal towns along the West Coast and is famous for its crayfish. There are many white-washed fishermen's cottages dotted along a long, white beach. In the town some of the atmosphere of a fishing community of a bygone era is preserved.
Paternoster offers many activities: sea kayaking, whale, dolphin, seal and penguin watching, walks along the sandy beach or among the boulders, artistic expression through pottery and painting, and certainly a region well worthwhile investing in Property.