Beeslaar Wines, Stellenbosch
“Pinotage is not for sissies”, words Jan Boland Coetzee will use to explain the challenges of pinotage to other winemakers. It was these challenges and the exposure to great old vines bearing unique grapes that started this love affair with pinotage. If you are lucky enough to have the right terroir and put in the effort that pinotage deserves, there is no wine more rewarding.
Produced by Abrie Beeslaar.
After a lifetime (almost) of making and selling wine by Jeanne and I, Beeslaar Pinotage was born with the production of the 2012 vintage. It needed to be a Pinotage, because a challenge is in our blood and we could get our hands on some of the best grapes I ever came across. After great reviews locally and internationally of the 2012 harvest, we knew this vineyard was the right choice.