This year we celebrated a significant milestone on our journey as we celebrated 40 years of Graham Beck.
A pioneer in the truest sense of the word, Graham Beck was among the first to see the premium winemaking potential in a lesser-known region called Robertson. Attracted by its limestone-rich soils and a diurnal climate echoing that of Champagne, he acquired the Madeba farm in 1983, founding a winery with the goal of producing a South African sparkling wine to rival the world’s best. By 1991, Cellar Master Pieter Ferreira began the first vintage of Graham Beck Cap Classique under the stars.
In our milestone 40th year, Graham Beck’s wines have achieved remarkable success in prestigious awards, including the 2018 Cuvée Clive named as ‘Sparkling Wine of the Year’ in the Tim Atkin South Africa Report – an honour it has held five times. More accolades include the Cuvée Clive 2017 named Grand Cru Champion & Cap Classique of the Year at the National Wine Challenge and culminated with both the 2018 Blanc de Blancs and 2009 Extra Brut 157 securing the esteemed 5-star rating in the 2024 Platter's by Diners Club Wine Guide.
Our 40th year has been a veritable testament to the excellence and dedication that define The House of Graham Beck.
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