31 December 2021

WoTM (and WoTY) - Beyerskloof Pinotage 2019

My Wine of the Month for December – and indeed my Wine of the Year for 2021 is Beyerskloof Pinotage 2019.


This is their entry level Pinotage with a white label, and for the past few vintages it has been bulk-shipped and bottled in England. This keeps down costs, but I’d prefer to have the wine bottled at the winery and keep bottling and associated jobs in the Cape.

It’s a wine to drink, not to overthink. A wine to grab when we get a takeaway from an Indian restaurant, make a curry, or need to grab the nearest wine from the kitchen’s ready rack.

I’ve opened 34 bottles of the 2019 vintage and my elder son has consumed many more. He and his partner became a big fan of Beyerskloof after visiting the winery at the beginning of 2020.

And now, after many years and vintages the wine we buy whenever stock runs low has vanished. We didn’t realise how much we’d miss it.

We’re hoping that it is a blip in the supply chain and that the 2020 vintage will soon be on shelves. But at the moment we cannot get any Beyerskloof Pinotage. I’ve got one bottle left, the son has none.

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