Graham Beck is one of the most important sparkling wine producers in South Africa. At the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Graham Beck was awarded the title "Best Sparkling Winery in South Africa".
The winery was founded in 1983 in the Breede River Valley / Robertson. The specialization in sparkling wine started in 1990 when Pieter “Bubbles” Ferreira was hired as cellar master. Because of its relatively cool climate, the area is ideal for Pinot varieties. Today, Graham Beck's vineyards have grown to over 1000 hectares, mainly producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for the sparkling wines, but Graham Beck also produces still wines from other grape varieties.
The sparkling wines here are made using bottle fermentation, which is locally called Méthode Cap Classique. During the aging process of the base wines, wooden barrels play a major role in giving the Graham Beck sparkling wines their character. Depending on the quality and vintage, the sparkling wine is stored on the yeast for 15 to 60 months. The range is divided into three categories. The non vintage (NV) as a basis, then the vintage sparkling wines with vintage and the prestige collection with the Cuvée Clive.
Graham Beck exports all over the world and accompanies many celebrations, such as the inauguration of Barack Obama.