Beaumont: Stories

Beaumont is a charming, family-run farm and winery situated in the quaint Overberg Village of Bot River. The farm is home to the region’s oldest wine cellar and is steeped in history dating back to the 1700’s. In 2004, Sebastian Beaumont, having honed his skills working in vineyards, took over the reins in the cellar and has continued to build the Beaumont reputation. The flagship Chenin Blanc, Hope Marguerite, has received Platter 5-Star ratings 4 times.

Year Founded: In 1974 the Beaumont family purchased the old wine farm, in 1994 Jayne Beaumont produced the first wine under the Beaumont label.

Proprietors: Beaumont Family

Size of property: 490 ha with 30 ha vines, 6 ha pears, 3 ha almonds, and a few olive trees and a whole lot of “Beaumont” mountain side with protected natural vegetation.

Terroir: Situated on the western side of the Bot River Valley, 8 km from the ocean and with the property surrounding the town of Bot River. The vineyards are planted on ancient shale soils. Beautiful gravely top soils have a heavy clay base for moisture storage. These low-vigor soils have been producing wines for 80–100 years. The property dates back to the 1750’s when it was an outpost farm for travelers to rest and replenish stocks. At the turn of the previous century the first wines were made in what is now a historical winery, using modern wine making techniques, to produce elegant, complex wines that capture the essence of the property and region.

Annual Production: 20,000 cases x 6/750ml

Varieties Cultivated: Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Mourvedre, Shiraz; with smaller amounts of Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tinta Barocca, Petit Verdot and Malbec.