Graham Beck

  • The sad passing of our founder, Graham Beck (age 80) on 27 July 2010 heralded the end of an extraordinary era for one of South Africa’s best loved wine families.

    In his role as patriarch and mentor Graham Beck’s unswerving work ethic, compassionate nature and infectious zest for life uplifted and inspired all those who knew him.

    The foundations for our success were laid in 1983 when Graham Beck purchased Madeba, a farm located outside the Western Cape town of Robertson.

    It was his ambition to establish a world-class winery in this area that saw the erection of a state-of-the-art cellar and groundbreaking tasting facility.

    The success of the Robertson estate prompted the acquisition of a second property in the breathtaking Franschhoek Valley where our talented team created wines of world class distinction and broad appeal.

    This property has subsequently changed proprietorship and Graham Beck Wines has embarked on an exciting new chapter of wine evolution. .

    ‘The Joshua’

    South African Syrah

    Fantastic blend of Shiraz and Voignier.

    Classy elegant red wine Graham Beck ‘The Joshua’ South African Syrah

    This wine shows spiciness, ripe berry fruits and beautiful floral aromas.

    The integration of the Viognier supports and enhances the rich and ripe flavours of the Shiraz, while softening the tannin structure.

    A full bodied wine with depth, complexity and elegance

    Graham Beck Brut

    Light yeasty aromas, good fruit on the nose, and rich creamy complexity on the palate.

    Fine mousse gives freshness and finesse.

    VARIETY: Chardonnay 54%, Pinot Noir 46%

    HARVEST DETAILS: Both varietals are hand picked: Chardonnay at 18-19.5 deg Balling for fruit and elegance. Pinot Noir at 18.5-20deg Balling for complexity and length of flavour.

    TASTING NOTES: Light yeasty aromas, good fruit on the nose, and rich creamy complexity on the palate. Fine mousse gives freshness and finesse

    ‘Railroad Red’

    Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz blend.

    Subtle fruit aromas on the nose with a rich and flavourful palate.

    Graham Beck ‘Railroad Red’ (single bottle) Double click on above image to view full picture

    Details Sweet red berry fruit flavours from the Merlot and Cabernet Franc and spiciness from the Shiraz with layers of subtle fruit tannins on the palate.

    Harmonious, lightly oaked, fruit- rich and flavourful with a lively drinkability. A generous and rewarding red wine.

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