Sevenhill Sacramental Wine

Religion and Wine

There is a long relationship between religion and wine, and during the middle-ages alcohol in various forms was a necessity.

Much of the drinking water at the time was less than pure, so a little added alcohol killed off a few bugs and was often used in the cleansing and treatment of wounds.

As they still do today, Sacramental wines had a ceremonial role within the church and wine production for general consumption provided a steady income stream to assist in the upkeep of monasteries and helped to fund many of their charitable deeds.

Religious orders, such as the Benedictines, Cistercians and Jesuits developed and refined many viticultural and winemaking processes, and are credited with making great advancements. In fact, some of the most well-known wine brands in the world today, owe their fame and success to the skill and endeavors of these pioneers of wine.

Sacramental Wine

Minimal intervention is the hallmark of our Sacramental wines in conformity with the requirements of Canon Law. Today, Sevenhill Cellars distributes both across Australia and into numerous export markets throughout the South Pacific, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia.


To order Sacramental Sweet White or Red, please receive your wine at the pricing exempt from the Federal Government’s Wine Equalisation Tax (WET).