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Winemaking

The Science Of Wine

Beyerskloof has no particular recipe in the making of our wines. Important decisions remain the responsibility of the cellar master and winemaking team, guided by the specific conditions of the harvest, which in turn is determined by climate conditions during the growing season. The winemakers main concern is to bring out the flavours, colour and structure of the grapes.
As a rule, Beyerskloof still ferments in the old-fashioned way by using open-air fermenters. The barrel maturation cellar which stores new French oak barriques forms a crucial element of the Beyerskloof winemaking philosophy.
As the only indigenous South African variety. Pinotage forms the foundation of the passion, commitment and dedication that is lived out at Beyerskloof. As a result Beyerskloof is globally know for our Pinotage wines.