It was 30 years back – a generation ago – that the brand which has become synonymous with Pinotage was ‘born’ when the first vineyard was planted at the small home farm off the Koelenhof road, bought in 1988.

Following the 1997 acquisition of 100 hectares in the Bottelary Winelands of Stellenbosch, the landholding increased again in 2018 with the purchase of a 50ha spread of vineyards known as Kriekbult between the winery and the Simonsberg as viewed from the deck of the bistro at Beyerskloof.

Marvelling at growth and development during the 30 years since Beyers thrust his hands into the soil and planted the first vines on home soil, it’s exciting to contemplate what the next 30 years might hold as Anri and the Beyerskloof family push the envelope viticulturally and in the cellar. Might there even be one more expression of Pinotage in the making?

1988 - Beyerskloof is established and Beyers Truter plants the first vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

1988

Beyerskloof is established and Beyers Truter plants the first vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

1989 - The maiden vintage of Beyerskloof is produced and known as Beyerskloof 1989.

1989

The maiden vintage of Beyerskloof is produced and known as Beyerskloof 1989.

1995 - The first vintage of arguably South Africa’s favorite Pinotage is produced and bottled.

1995

The first vintage of arguably South Africa’s favorite Pinotage is produced and bottled.

1996 - Beyerskloof Pinotage wins it’s first of many Absa Top 10 awards.

1996

Beyerskloof Pinotage wins it’s first of many Absa Top 10 awards.

1997 - A warehouse and residence is built for the first time on the Beyerskloof Farm, followed by the acquisition of a 100 ha farm in the Bottelary region of Stellenbosch known as Beyerskloof vineyards.

1997

A warehouse and residence is built for the first time on the Beyerskloof Farm, followed by the acquisition of a 100 ha farm in the Bottelary region of Stellenbosch known as Beyerskloof vineyards.

2001 - Beyerskloof expands its portfolio of wine by introducing 3 new wines with a specific focus on quality hand-pressed Pinotage and Cape Blends in oak.

2001

Beyerskloof expands its portfolio of wine by introducing 3 new wines with a specific focus on quality hand-pressed Pinotage and Cape Blends in oak.

2003 - Beyerskloof wins the SA Producer of the year at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in the United Kingdom

2003

Beyerskloof wins the SA Producer of the year at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in the United Kingdom

2005 - Beyerskloof produces its first vintage of Pinotage Dry Rosé

2005

Beyerskloof produces its first vintage of Pinotage Dry Rosé

2011 - Portfolio of wine is extended to include our first white wine, Chenin Blanc/Pinotage.

2011

Portfolio of wine is extended to include our first white wine, Chenin Blanc/Pinotage.

2012 - Anri Truter wins the Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year with Diesel Pinotage.

2012

Anri Truter wins the Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year with Diesel Pinotage.

2015 - Restaurant and hospitality areas are upgraded and re-launched.

2015

Restaurant and hospitality areas are upgraded and re-launched.

2018 - Acquisition of an additional 50 ha of Stellenbosch Vineyards known as Kriekbult and Beyerskloof wins the Trophy for the best Pinotage at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

2018

Acquisition of an additional 50 ha of Stellenbosch Vineyards known as Kriekbult and Beyerskloof wins the Trophy for the best Pinotage at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

 

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