Beaumont is a family owned and managed farm situated in the heart of the town of Botrivier in the Overberg. The farm, home to the region’s oldest wine cellar, was originally established in the 1700s by the Dutch East India Company. In the 1940s the wine business was initially started but wine production was discontinued in the late 1960s. Jayne and Raoul Beaumont bought the farm Compagnes Drift in 1974 and set about replanting the vineyards. The legacy of wine made under the family name was cemented with the first bottle of Beaumont Pinotage, produced in 1994. Since then, the wines have born the crest of the Beaumont family. The roaring lion represents honour and courage and serves as a symbolic message of balance – a quality synonymous with the wines. The farm remains a family affair with Sebastian and Nici having taken over in 2015. They live on the farm with their three children, Sophie, Leo and Henri. Jayne is also still involved, making her own wines, managing the gardens and helping out with her many grandchildren.
This Chenin results from a careful selection of the most characterful fruit from the oldest Beaumont vineyards, left to ferment naturally with minimum intervention, matured in mostly old French oak .It is named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, Raoul’s late mother – a woman with character, elegance and a love for wine. The very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997.