Beaumont is a family owned and managed farm situated in the heart of the town of Bot River (“Botter Rivier”) in the Overberg. The farm, home to the region’s oldest wine cellar, was originally established in the 1700’s by the Dutch East India Company. In the 1940’s the wine business was initially started but wine production was discontinued in the late 1960’s. 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. Their son, Sebastian Beaumont, now runs the farm.
Harvested between mid February and mid March the grapes are crushed into open concrete fermenters. Punched down three to four times per day until end of ferment, then pressed and taken to barrel for eighteen months and then to tank for a further eight months.