The Bot River Road Show 2019

BOT RIVER WINES WENT ROAD TRIPPIN’ The Bot River Wineries embarked on an epic adventure and the wonderfully eclectic bunch of winemakers dusted off their gumboots in exchange for their city savvy attire. Hitting the road for a trip to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Maseru (Lesotho) to promote the beautiful Bot River Wine Route was […]

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Luddite Wines – Vineyard News 2019

What an exciting time of the year all flushed, bright and green. Training and shaping young vines to form the backbone and arms to bear fruit for the future, now that we have had some meaningful rain these young vines will grow at a rapid rate and hopefully fill the cordon wire by the end […]

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Beaumont Family Wines – Vineyard News 2019

Following the driest August in our 45yr history, we received this beautiful deep wetting rain over the last weekend. Very happy farmer now. Young plantings of Chenin, Pinotage, Grenache and Mourvedre are especially loving it. This will carry the vines a long way trough the season. Looking forward to harvest 2020!

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Disdit and the Little Angels

Sometimes you need little angels to show you the way. And if you are lucky enough you’ll recognise them. There was this person sitting next to me at my brother-in-law’s birthday party seven or eight years ago. I told her that we ha some grapes and we hoped to make some half decent wine from […]

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New Kin Releases

A beautiful Cabernet Franc (the second single varietal bottling) and a fantastic 2016 Tinta Barocca. If you’re a member of The Kin, you’re fortunate enough to be one of the first to have received our brand new releases, Cabernet Franc and 2016Tinta Barocca, bottled specially for you. Keen to join the exclusive wine tribe of Beaumont Family Wines? Not only […]

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Winter News

After last year’s dry spell, this winter’s rain is such a blessing. With every drop, the rain is nourishing the soil in preparation for planting season. As winter draws to a close we are getting ready to plant new vines into two great sites with beautiful soil. The grape varietals going in are Chenin Blanc, Mourvedre, […]

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New Releases

Chenin Blanc 2018 – fresh, fruit-driven style beautifully pure and delicious to drink. Ariane 2016 – Classic Bordeaux-style blend driven by Cab Sauv and Merlot with small amounts of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Like its namesake, my sister, it’s elegant and complex. This vintage is going to be one of our best ever! Dangerfield Syrah […]

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2015 Bot River Rainfall

Some interesting browsing on our history of weather. (41 years!) Each year Sebastian Beaumont from Beaumont Wines sends out a brief of the rainfall he’s measured over the year.Have a look, although 2015 felt quite dry in Bot River we’ve had drier! [table id=1 responsive=flip /]

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Ultimate taste-off: SA vs France

How does SA compare with the very best of France – the home of the most revered wines in the world and often used as the benchmark for most SA winemaking? Here is a write-up of a private tasting that compared some of the finest wines from each country. Many styles and varieties could have […]

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Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc Goes from Strength to Strength!

Recent Accolades for this Unique, Site-Specific Wine The 2012 vintage of Beaumont’s naturally fermented and barrel matured Chenin Blanc is soon to be released.  Harvested from vines planted in 1974 and 1978, this characterful wine has truly become a Cape benchmark and defines South African cool climate Chenin. This has been confirmed by a string […]

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Bot River Wines tasted by Master Sommeliers

A group of Master Sommeliers from all over the world visited our thriving little town of Bot River to taste the wines from our valley. They experienced the fresh and vibrant Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc’s followed by elegant, cooler climate Pinotage and Pinot Noir, rich, spicy Shiraz and some individual blends. Interesting single varietal wines […]

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