‘The Seven Sisters’ name stems from seven biological sisters, with the family name Brutus, who hailed from Paternoster, a picturesque fishing village two hours north of Cape Town, on the Cape West Coast
The Brutus sisters, along with their baby brother, John, were once evicted from their home in Paternoster after their father lost his job of more than 20 years with a local fishing company. The siblings were forced to split up and went to live with relatives in various areas in order to survive; those were the very hard years.
Twenty years later, the sisters reunited and with very little, they began to plant vines. Today those vines have become The Seven Sisters Vineyard, one of only three black owned wine farms in South Africa! The wines produced include the The Seven Sisters range and the Brutus Family reserve, all of which are highly acclaimed and sought after both locally and abroad.
Awards and Accolades
“The 2009 Seven Sisters Sauvignon Blanc-Vivian, was recently selected by American Airlines as their wine of choice, the first South African wine ever to be served on their flights,” says Vivian Kleynhans, the brainchild behind the according company, African Roots wines.