In 1988 one of the Cape’s most foremost wine makers, Beyers Truter of Kanonkop Estate, formed a partnership with four ardent wine lovers in Johannesburg with one ideal in mind: to produce a wine of exceptional character.
After exploring the Cape Winelands for a suitable location they found a perfectly situated farm in the Koelenhof area within the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin region. Coincidence provided an appropriate name. The farm’s original name was Nooitgedacht, which for five generations belonged to the Beyers family before Jan Andries Beyers sold it in 1895. Beyers Truter is a direct descendent of Jan Beyers, thus making him the sixth generation to farm this land.
This piece of land could only have one name – BEYERSKLOOF
Beyerskloof – a charming family-run farm overlooking Stellenbosch’s grand Simonsberg Mountain – is the quintessential king of Pinotage. Winemaker Beyers Truter and his team have made it their mission to promote South Africa’s only indigenous grape to the international wine world. Passionate commitment and steadfast trust in the underdog paid off when, in 1991, Truter was the first South African winemaker to be awarded Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Since that time, Beyerskloof has continued produce world-class, quality wines and to make a lasting impression on the local and international stage. A constant desire to be innovative, forward thinking and ultimately ahead of the pack is driven by a yearning to please the everyday consumer.