Beaumont is a family owned and managed farm situated in the heart of the town of Bot River 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. However, the legacy of creating wines in the farm cellar under the family name was only initiated years later.
Terrific value for a Chenin Blanc of this quality and much of the wine’s panache can be attributed to the dry vintage, which produced tiny berries packed with flavour. It’s wonderfully clean and vibrant, a sense of crystal cut citrus fruit fleshed out with a little fleshy peach and light honey.
Yummy with lobster, Thai fishcakes or hot chickpea and tomato salad