"The 2014 Pinotage comes from 21 and 43-year-old vines that crop at three tons per hectare; the wine is fermented in open-top concrete vats and matured in barrel for 18 months, a production of 62 barrels. It has an attractive bouquet with blackberry, mulberry and wild hedgerow aromas. There is an attractive "coolness" to it. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin, ripe blackberry and bilberry with black pepper and iodine, perhaps needing just a little more persistence on the finish. Otherwise, this is a very finely made Pinotage from Beaumont." - Neal Martin
Beaumont Estate Vineyards was established in 1995… As stewards of the environment, an issue of rising importance, the family proprietors - Alex, Louise, Scott, and Alana - systemically built up the total acreage (36 acres) of vineyards. They investigated the best kinds of grapes to grow and embarked upon the more labour-intensive organic farming methodology. They have been 100% certified organic since 1995 with the Similkameen Okanagan Organic Producers Association (#456). The grape varieties grown are well-suited for the West Kelowna area and the vineyards are all within two city blocks of each other.
The principles are simple. Terroir, minimal intervention and vine management. In the organic practices, low bud numbers and small bunches per vine produce premium fruit quality. The adoption of old world and new world philosophies is at the heart of what makes the vineyards produce its quality wines.