In 1988 one of the Cape’s most foremost winemakers, Beyers Truter of Kanonkop Estate, formed a partnership with four ardent wine lovers in Johannesburg with one ideal in mind: To produce a wine of exceptional character. After exploring the Cape Winelands for a suitable location, they found a perfectly situated small farm in the Koelenhof area within the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin region.
The first Beyerskloof vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) were planted 1988. Following the acquisition of an additional 100 hectares in the Bottelary winelands of Stellenbosch in 1997, the landholding increased again in 2018 with the purchase of a 50 hectare spread of vineyards known a Kriekbult, which is located between the winery and the Simonsberg.
Proprietor and cellarmaster, Beyers Truter is especially respected for his passion for, and expertise in the production of Pinotage and lives by his philosophy in delivering quality grapes, honestly expressed through his team’s winemaking talents. Every wine and vintage is driven by a yearning to satisfy the drinking experience and enjoyment of wine lovers at all levels.
As part of the Reserve range, this Cape blend not only represents a synergy between the most popular red grape varieties, but also between the classic European and New World wine styles. it shows off the best characteristics of Pinotage and complements them with an array of varietals. The wine aged in 5% new and 95% second/third and fourth fill French oak barrels for thirteen months.