Within a mere 30 years – one generation – Beyerskloof has become synonymous with South Africa’s heritage varietal, Pinotage.
It all started with a vineyard, planted at a small home farm off the Koelenhof road in Stellenbosch, bought in 1988. It was at this historic moment, when Beyers Truter dug his hands into the soil to plant the first vines, that an iconic story was set in motion.
A few years later in 1995, the first Beyerskloof Pinotage was produced and bottled, and one year later it went on to win the first of many Absa Top 10 Pinotage awards.
From here, Beyerskloof continued to grow and in 1997, another 100 hectares were bought in the Botterary Winelands of Stellenbosch. The landholding increased once again in 2018 with the purchase of another 50 hectares of vineyards known as Kriekbult. These vineyards can be viewed from the deck of the Red Leaf Bistro at Beyerskloof, stretching between the winery and the majestic Simonsberg Mountain.
Today, Winemaker Anri Truter continues to build on the legacy of his father, Beyers, while driving new horizons. With his passion for innovation in the vineyards and cellar, the future of Beyerskloof and Pinotage holds exciting promise.