Graham Beck Wine Estate
The Game Reserve Varietals
As one of South Africa’s champions of farming in harmony with nature, Graham Beck Wines is committed to conserving, protecting and rehabilitating this country’s precious indigenous fauna and the unique habitats that sustain them. The Game Reserve range of wines celebrates this passion for sustainability and caring custodianship by offering wine lovers an opportunity to share in this exciting concept.
A ground-breaking collaboration between Graham Beck Wines and the Wilderness Foundation will see even greater strides being made towards conservation, upliftment and education.
Our Robertson Estate
Graham Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, is situated in the breath-taking Breede River Valley bordering the semi-arid Little Karoo region. The farm is located on the famous Route 62, a meandering country road which takes visitors on an unforgettable tour of the region’s plentiful attractions. At our Robertson Cellar we focus on minimal intervention, allowing instead the authentic essence of the fruit and terroir to shine through in the final wine.
Here at Madeba an extensive vine renewal programme has yielded outstanding results with both our red and white varietals. Great care is taken to match the unique micro-climates and diverse soil types to the most suitable varietals. The unique dry, cool climate of the Robertson region combined with the rich limestone soils produce wines with universal appeal and star quality.
Our Stellenbosch Vineyards
They say great wines are made in the vineyard. Nothing could be truer of the superb calibre of fruit from our two premier Stellenbosch sites – highlighting our aim to constantly raise the bar in terms of quality and consistency.
Newer plantings of varieties such as Petit Verdot and Grenache offer the building blocks to enhance our blends and exciting opportunities to diversify and extend our portfolio. We’re extremely excited about the fantastic quality we’re seeing from these unbelievable vineyards.
Our Wine Philosophy
The two adages: ‘great wine is made in the vineyard’ and ‘focus on getting the basics right the first time’ are what guides us in our quest to craft highly individual wines of exceptional quality and universal appeal.
In the vineyards we continuously strive to follow the optimal practices to ensure total balance, as far as possible avoiding additional stress factors and ensuring by all means possible that we harvest at optimal ripeness – a task made easier with the wonders of modern technology at our disposal.
Once in the cellar the grapes are coaxed into displaying their authentic essence through minimal interference, gentle extraction and judicious use of oaking. Each wine is made with the intention of creating a symbol of fresh, concentrated fruit expression with a succulent, soft tannin structure.
It is our hope that in each and every glass of Graham Beck wine you will savour our intense commitment to creating world class wines of unparalleled distinction and inimitable character. It brings us joy to give you pleasure.
Graham Beck wines available:
Delicate, fruity and lively Sauvignon Rosé, with distinctive Sauvignon Blanc aromas of passion fruit and lime, with hints of the cherry and strawberry flavours of Cabernet Sauvignon. A balanced palate with crisp acidity and fruity undertones.
The Matys Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot is a popular, modern-style and easy drinking wine that shows aromas of red ripe berries and hints of dark chocolate. It has a medium-bodied feel on the palate with subtle tannins. Spicy undertones complete this well balanced, well defined, fun and fruity wine. This wine will partner any occasion.
A positive bouquet of aromas comes forth from this fortified wine, with floral notes of violets, perfume and rose petals vying for space with the ripe black cherries, dark chocolate and sweet spice. A seamlessly-integrated port which marries alcohol, fruit and acidity into a delicious bundle of flavour – expect plum cake, sloes, mulberry fruit and a generous seasoning of perfumed spice.
Breathe in the heady scents of caramelized pineapples, hazelnuts, citrus fruit and cream before taking a mouthful of ripe, yellow tropical fruits, marmalade and lemon meringue pie flavours supported by creamy spice and vanilla all of which linger together into an endless finish.
A full flavoured dry sparkling Rose made according to the traditional Methode Cap Classique including a second fermentation in the bottle. Careful blending by our experienced winemaker creates an elegant and classy Rose with a youthful berry fragrance and striking finesse on the palate.
The Shiraz grapes from Simonsberg-Paarl showcases violet and plums, whilst the Elgin grapes brings in a darker character with spicy notes and black pepper. Smooth tannins on the palate confirms the promise of this elegant wine. Velvet textured layers follows through to a juicy mouth-feel.
This wine has a dense opaque colour. High notes of black berries and black cherries express the seductive notes of cedar, pencil shavings and traces of fynbos. The youthful yet tame tannins create a dry finish filled with black berry fruit pockets.
The wine shows a deep plum colour with attractive notes of blackberry and cherry. Notes of carnation intertwine with the well grafted tannins expressing layers of spice. A repetition of succulent blackberries and cherries reflects on the finish.
This youthful wine with its vibrant prune colour showcases an array of sweet red berry fruit. Layers of strawberry and cherry are coated with a touch of cinnamon spice. The palate portrays soft tannins resulting in a juicy and delectable finish.
This wine displays a vibrant ruby colour. Youthful notes of sweet primary red berry fruit. The tannins are young but polished and well integrated and express the fruit flavours of mulberry and raspberry on the palate. A finishing touch of subtle oak notes lingers on the aftertaste.
With a Persian red colour and youthful aromatics of maraschino cherries and fynbos. Fine grained tannins boosts the sweet fruit flavours into a lingering youthful finish.
The characterful Chardonnay with its bright straw colour showcases an abundance of white and yellow peach, quince and hints of citrus blossom. A seductive creaminess coats the palate, lending complexity and structure. The wine has a well-balanced acidity with beautifully integrated oak and hints of nuttiness.
With a brilliantly clear colour the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc express flavours of concentrated tropical fruit and gooseberries with nuances of green fig and green pepper. The tapestry of flavour saturates the mouth feel while the crisp acidity refreshes. The unique balance between the two elements equals pure Sauvignon Blanc satisfaction.
Elegant medium straw colour. Rich tones of granny smith apple, and citrus elevates and unites with the red berry flavours of its blending companions. Dancing pearls of fine mouse creates an ambiance of magical aromas. On the palate the refined acidity captures the aromas of secondary yeast flavours with a twist of berry and apple flavours. A top class sparkling wine that resembles elegance and finesse.
This seductive Sauvignon Blanc oozes gooseberry and passion fruit, with notes of ripe figs, lemongrass and capsicum. Following through is a delicious concentration of tropical fruit, nettles and cut grass flavours on the palate. A versatile wine with crisp, lively acidity and a dusty pebble finish.
Aromas of zesty citrus fruit, lemon curd and a hint of crushed oyster shell follow through to a palate redolent of fresh lemons, limes and grapefruit. The finish has a chalky minerality complemented by elegant, creamy oak tones.
The nose shows aromas of fresh cassis, black plums, violets and a minty character. Succulent berry fruits and plum pudding nuances supported by spice and cedar wood flavours on the palate. A medium structured wine with elegant ripe tannins on the finish.
With its full aromas and nevertheless elegant body, this wine is a wonderful example for this still young grape variety. Plum and strawberry notes define scent and flavour of this red wine; noticeable yet simultaneously soft tannins can particularly be detected during the finish of the Graham Beck The Game Reserve Pinotage.
The Game Reserve Shiraz is reminiscent of ripe, luscious berries like mulberries and cherries. On the palate, a pleasant spiciness of white pepper reveals, paired with sweet spice. The tannins are by all means noticeable yet rather adorn the tongue than being rough. A harmonious and rich red wine from South Africa.
The wine has a great complexity of black berry fruit, dark chocolate, plums and tobacco spice on the nose. This wine has a rich, juicy entry supported by a dense fruit core and firm tannins. An elegant creamy palate leads to a long lingering finish.
This fashionable wine balances concentrated spicy aromas with fresh fruit flavours. The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas. Nuance of limes on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and lingering aftertaste.
This vibrant, classically styled Sauvignon Blanc presents a brilliant lemon-lime colour. The nose is complex with an array of tropical fruit, ripe figs and gooseberries. These crisp flavours repeat in the mouth, along with a mineral character followed by a long fruity finish. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.
The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish.
This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.
This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours. Our Pinotage is ready to drink, but will also benefit for another 5 years’ cellaring.
The nose seduces with beautiful ripe blackberry and dried fruit aromas along with
spicy undertones. This wine is well structured with elegance and mouth filling fruit
flavours. Hints of cedar wood, mint and spice flavours follow through on the palate.
This is a rich wine that is ready to be enjoyed now, but will last with years to come.
Deep Ruby Red lightening to Magenta at the edges. Cigar box aromas with rich Cinnamon and Nutmeg spice with underlying black Berry fruit and a touch of mint. Intense Ripe Black Cherry and Cranberry fruit with firm but rounded tannins. A wine that opens up in the glass to reveal savoury and spicy flavours some liquorish and robust but youthful Cabernet Sauvignon concentration.
Inky ruby and opaque almost black in the centre. Youthful and bright with a purple rim. Just a little closed but with hidden power and showing blackcurrant and blackberry fruit and a hint of white pepper and spice. Velvety spiced plum and berry fruit perfectly with Oak and ripe dry tannins. Excellent balance and structure with a long savoury finish.
Very Young and vibrant with pleasing ruby hue. Plum with raspberry and inviting olive and mocha as well as coffee aromas make up this complex nose.
Juicy Luscious red fruit flavours with soft smooth tannins are initial impressions but chocolate and coffee add to the taste of this wine.
Very Young and vibrant with pleasing ruby hue. Plum with raspberry and inviting olive and mocha as well as coffee aromas make up this complex nose. Juicy Luscious red fruit flavours with soft smooth tannins are initial impressions but chocolate and coffee add to the taste of this wine.
Lovely straw colour wine. Upfront tropical and butterscotch flavours on the nose with hints of sweet melon. This wine has full ripe developed Chardonnay flavours, creamy, butterscotch supported by tropical dry fruit flavour. Experience the full, rich palate and lingering after taste.
Light straw colour, with a faint green tint. Fresh tropical and grassy flavours with a hint of green pepper. Full upfront tropical fruit, with an underlying green pepper and grassy flavour. Acid is well balanced, crisp, clean and fresh on the palate.
Intense ruby red colour. Lots of ripe cherries and red berry flavours on the nose. A lovely fruity Pinotage with hints of brambles and strawberries. This Pinotage is medium to full bodied and well balanced on the palate with a lingering plum aftertaste.
Rich, red colour. Lots of chocolate and ripe plum flavours on the nose complemented by dark fruit. The chocolate and dark fruit flavours carry through on the palate. This fruity wine is well balanced with a good tannin structure.
Pale straw, brilliantly clear and bright. This wine has a beautiful, forthcoming and complex nose with guava, ripe figs and passion fruit aromas, as well as hints of flowery peach and zesty lime. Ready to enjoy, this fresh and zesty dry white wine is complex and fruity with guava and ripe figs on the palate, as well as floral tones and a hint of lime. It has a fresh and delicious finish, a summer sipper.
Bright red with pink rim. Medium density. A wonderfully complex and forthcoming nose with dusty, earthy tones. Aromas of forest floor, crushed leaves and dark ripe fruit such as black cherries, plum and raspberries, as well as a hint of vanilla. Earthy and spicy flavours, as well as plum and other dark, ripe fruit flavours. Medium firm tannins and good wood integration make for a balanced wine. Soft finish.
Dark ruby colour with purple hint, medium density. The wine has an earthiness to it with a dusty nose, red berry flavours and a hint of eucalyptus. It’s complex and forthcoming. This juicy wine has earthy flavours, backed by red berry fruit, spices and vanilla. It’s a medium full wine with soft, well-integrated tannins. It’s a well-balanced wine with a beautiful, long and smooth finish.
A ruby red wine with light rim which gives an indication of a younger wine. Medium density. Clear and bright. A forthcoming nose with farmyard aromas, earthy dusty tones and a rich spiciness backed by red berry fruit. The nose follows through on the palate to give a medium to full bodied wine with red berries and plums supported by good wood integration. A well balanced wine with firm tannins. Ready to drink now.
Rich ruby red colour. Fruit driven with inviting raspberry, cherry and other ripe red berry flavours on the nose. The palate is soft and well balanced with lots of fruit and berry flavours. Medium bodied with lingering aftertaste. Enjoy with variety of meats like veal, meat loaf, Italian-style sausages, roast lamb or beef stews, baked/grilled chicken or pork or a BBQ sauce and pastas with basil/pesto.
A medium intense wine with ruby red centre and a light rim indicative of a young wine. Clear and bright. A complex nose with aromas of eucalyptus, mulberries and blackcurrants, spices and a wonderful earthiness. The nose follows through onto the palate with rich blackcurrant tones, as well as spices and forest floor flavours. This is an intense, complex wine, but well-balanced with medium to firm tannins and excellent wood integration. A classic, full and rich wine with a creamy palate and long aftertaste. Enjoy it now.
Medium intense colour with plum red and crimson hues. Lifted aromas of dark ripe fruit, pepper and spice are complimented by plummy notes. Well balanced oak supports flavours of cherry, plums and fruit cake with sweet mid palate on the finish.
An Infusion of blackcurrant, dark spices and cedar introduces a well balanced and structured wine. The wine is young and firm with a dense palate that brims with aromatic flavours, supported continuing to a tight, lengthy finish that will benefit from decanting.
Fresh, crisp, unwooded, a medium bodied wine with tropical fruit aromas on the nose with subtle hints of green pepper and grassiness. These fresh and crisp flavours carry through to the palate. A well-balanced and structured wine.