Sebastian Beaumont

Sebastian was born in Bot River soon after his family bought the old wine farm, then called Compagnes Drift, in 1974. After escaping the thriving metropolis for a few years of travel and study, Sebastian returned to join the wine business in 1999. His passion for Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Syrah and Mourvèdre have driven the focus of the wines. This has resulted in him creating one of the benchmark Chenin Blanc’s in South Africa, the Beaumont Hope Marguerite! Producing wines that proudly express their Bot River origin is key to Sebastian’s philosophy.

Using very simple winemaking techniques of natural fermentation in concrete fermenters and mostly older oak he is able to capture the purity and character of some of the 40 year old vines. Sebastian, together with his wife Nici, will be taking the family business into the future.

Beaumont Family Wines

Compagnes Drift Farm PO Box 3 Bot River 7185

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Beaumont Family Wines Chenin Blanc Demi-Sec 2016

100% Chenin Blanc
Wine of Origin Bot River

Four lots - each lot comprising 6 x 750ml bottles of Beaumont Family Wines Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc 2016.

Occasionally we have the chance to make this amazing style of Chenin Blanc. Natural ferment stopped on its own to leave a fi nely balanced sweetness in the wine. At just on 16 grams residual sugar you have a wine that is a fascinating style and expression of the grape. As a Chenin Blanc specialist I have tried to capture and express the diversity of the grape in different styles. This is only the second time that I have successfully produced this style of wine. It is a great wine to leave in your cellar for a long time to mature and develop the complexity I love in this style of wine.

Tasting Notes: Sweetness, delicate and botanical with good acid and purity. Will develop with age.

Keep and put away for 10 – 20 years.

Blind tasted by CWG expert panels in July 2020 and selected for the Vinotheque Auction.

This wine was previously sold on the 2017 CWG Auction.

This wine has been supplied by the winemaker, stored in their cellar since the year of Auction.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Alc: 12.3    RS 16.0    TA 7.6     pH 3.07

Auction Year: 2020

Beaumont Family Wines Whole Bunch Mourvèdre 2016

100% Mourvèdre
Wine of Origin Bot River

Four lots - each lot comprising 6 x 750ml bottles of Beaumont Family Wines Whole Bunch Mourvèdre 2016.

Beaumont was the first producer in South Africa to bottle a single varietal Mourvèdre way back in 1999. Since then it has been one of our key unique wines. Whole bunch fermented to produce a fresh and intense style of single varietal Mourvèdre.

Tasting Notes: Bright and young. Herbal fruit intensity. Fynbos. Spice. Lovely texture. Grip and polish. Great to put away and enjoy.

Drink now and for the next ten years.

Blind tasted by CWG expert panels in July 2020 and selected for the Vinotheque Auction.

This wine was previously sold on the 2018 CWG Auction.

This wine has been supplied by the winemaker, stored in their cellar since the year of Auction.

This wine is packed in a wooden box.

Alc: 14.0     RS 2.10     TA 5.6     pH 3.55

Auction Year: 2020

Beaumont Family Wines Leo's Whole Bunch Chenin Blanc 2017

This is the second version of a whole bunch fermentation that I have put in bottle. The first one was made in 2011, the year that my son Leo was born. Since then I have experimented with this style of wine every year. The 2017 is the first vintage I thought should go into bottle.


The grapes were in perfect condition. The wine spent 8 days fermenting on the skins, was then pressed off and taken to barrel for the end of fermentation. Matured on gross lees for 18 months in a new barrel.

Tasting notes: Light, straw colour from the time on the skins. Aromas of spicy and floral fruit. Hint of oak. Inviting palate of fresh fruit, spice and grainy texture. Leaves your mouth watering for the next sip.

Auction Year: 2019

Beaumont Family Wines Whole Bunch Mourvèdre 2016

Mourvèdre is a fantastically misunderstood grape. We have been producing single varietal Mourvèdre since 1999 at Beaumont. This was my first attempt at doing 100% whole cluster natural fermentation with the grape. I produced one 400 litre barrel of this wine. It was fantastic from the start and I thought this would be a great wine to submit as my Guild offering. I think 2016 was the perfect vintage in Bot River for this kind of winemaking. Elegance, fruit, freshness and purity sum this wine up.

Auction Year: 2018

Beaumont Family Wines Chenin Blanc Demi-Sec 2016

I have only made a demi-sec style of Chenin once before. The Loire has always made
beautiful demi-sec styles. The grapes came from our oldest vines planted in 1974. The natural fermentation didn’t fi nish completely dry in this one barrel so I decided to keep it like this and bottle it as a potential wine for my CWG offering. I love the way it expresses the grapes’ purity with that slight bit of residual that makes the wine more complex and layered.

Auction Year: 2017

Beaumont Family Wines 'Moerse Moer' Chenin Blanc 2015

Since 2010 I have been bulk filtering the solids of my Chenin juice. This is the 2015 version.
I always found fascinating herbal, acidic gritty flavours in these solids. So with the help of
a bulk filter I cleaned up this juice and then fermented it in barrel for about seven months.
Occasionally winemaking experiments produce something amazing. I love the Afrikaans
description for when something is amazing it’s, “Moerse”! This was a “moerse lekker”
portion of lees (also known as “moer” in Afrikaans).

Auction Year: 2016