Description of Item: A Double Magnum (3L) Beaumont Dangerfield Syrah 2017
A complex wine from the different vineyard sites on our property. As the vines mature their metabolism slows and the grapes produce wines with greater complexity in fruit and structure. Good colour, spicy fruit and pepper on the nose and flavours of berry fruit with fine ripe tannins on the finish make this a full but elegant wine. 100% French oak and 25% of total in new barrels. This Syrah gets its name from a character in one of Raoul Beaumont’s favourite novels The Ginger Man written by JP Donleavy.
Double Magnum comes in a single wooden box.
Dangerfield was supposed to be my middle name – Sebastian Beaumont
This vintage has just received a great rating in Decanter Magazine UK – due out in November 2020.
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. However, the legacy of creating wines in the farm cellar under the family name was only initiated years later.
Since then the wines have born the crest of the Beaumont family. Originally found in the family signet ring, the roaring lion represents honour and courage and serves as a symbolic message of balance – a quality synonymous with our wines. The crest pays homage to our roots and represents the connection between farmland and family. It finds expression in our brand and personifies a place of passion, simplicity and charm.
After generations of farming and partnering with nature, the land now offers some of the finest vineyards in the area. Together with a non-conformist approach to winemaking, these vines produce notably balanced, classical and artisanal wines. The farm also grows pears, almonds and olives surrounded by fynbos and abundant birdlife. It still supplies produce to visitors wanting fresh pears, apples, almonds and delicious olives. Beaumont Family Wines are proud members of the IPW, Global Gap and the BWI initiatives that encourage and support sustainable farming.
The historic farm offers quintessential Overberg architecture with barns and homesteads authentically white washed with black tin-roofs. Two of the original buildings have been beautifully restored as quaint self-catering cottages and the farm is home to one of the oldest working watermills in the country.
Overlooking the original cellar and homestead is a sloping wheat field, which is harvested ceremoniously in the annual Field to Loaf festivities. The grains are then milled on the farm producing sought after stone-ground flour.
Our story is one where family, fervor and farming merge – where wine, food and people are always at the centre of the narrative. This is our story and we invite you to be part of it. Sebastian and his team are fortunate to have 40 years of viticulture experience on this unique farm. His wine making approach is instinctive, believing that wine is made in the vineyards and minimal intervention is needed. Ancient, low-yielding Chenin Blanc and Pinotage vines are honoured in the process, allowing the wines to be a true reflection of the land and vineyards. He has a hands-on approach to wine-making, using old-cellar techniques like natural yeasts and old open concrete ‘’kuipe’’ fermenters.
His non-conformist approach embraces the old but also creatively uses modern winemaking techniques to produce limited quantities of specialised, characterful and authentic wines.
Beaumont Family Farm has Two Guest Cottages.
- Pepper Tree Cottage – Sleeps 2 pax
- The Mill House Cottage – Sleeps 4 pax
By far the best place to taste our range of wines is sitting on our stoep. Here you can truly sit back and take your time to watch the farm at work and soak up the Beaumont atmosphere. A visit to our tasting room is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of cellar door specials, limited releases and unusual wines. Take a tour through the historical cellar and if luck is on your side, you might get a taste of something special from a barrel.
To book a farm picnic with us, please send us a mail to email@example.com
Monday-Friday | 10h00 – 16h30
Saturday | 10h00 – 15h00
Tasting Fee: R60 per person
The diversity of our farm reveals itself in the inspiring food accompanying our superb wines. Every visitor at Beaumont is welcomed with heart-warming hospitality into our Tasting Room and the Zest Kitchen. We only use the freshest produce and present our food in innovative ways with attention to detail and impeccable service. Join us on the farm to have a tasting of our wines and pop by the Zest Kitchen for freshly cooked and weekly changing meals.
Time to stop, relax and have a wonderful experience in Bot River.
Name of Sponsor/Company: Beaumont Family Wines
Other links: (FB; Insta, TWetc)https://www.facebook.com/beaumontfamilywine/
Landline Number: +27 (28) 284 9194
Cell Number: +27 (83) 991 1916
Contact Person: Sebastian Beaumont
Price Guide: R1 150.00