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 the 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 Five Star ratings four times.
Region: Bot River ward of the Walker Bay Region, South Africa
Year Founded: The farm was purchased by the Beaumont Family in 1974, in 1994 Jayne Beaumont produced the first wine under the Beaumont label.
Proprietors: The Beaumont Family
Winemaker: Sebastian Beaumont and Marelise van Rensburg (viticulturist)
Size of property: 490 ha
Amount of Property Planted: 30 ha vines, 6 ha pears, 3 ha almonds & a few olive trees
Terroir: Beaumont is situated on the western side of the Bot River Valley, 8 km from the ocean. The property surrounds the town of Bot River. The vineyards are planted on ancient shale soils with beautiful gravely top soils that have a heavy clay base and are great for moisture storage. These low vigor soils have been producing wines for the past 80 – 100 yrs. The property dates back to the 1750’s when it was primarily 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 the region.
Annual Production: 10,000 cases
Varieties Cultivated: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Mourvedre, Shiraz, Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Merlot, Tinta Barocca, Petit Verdot and Malbec
Cellar Door: By appointment only.