Graham Beck Wines

Graham Beck Wines is a family winery. It was established in 1983 when entrepreneur Graham Beck purchased Madeba farm outside the Western Cape town of Robertson with a fervent ambition to establish a world-class winery in this region. The success of the Robertson winery has been extended to the second Graham Beck cellar in Franschhoek, one of the oldest wine-making regions in South Africa.


The success of Graham Beck Wines can be attributed to passion, commitment, skill and access to the finest quality grapes. But most of all it can be attributed to the vision of one man – Graham Beck.


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2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Varietal(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region/Appellation: Coastal Region, South Africa

Alcohol: 13.5%

Tasting notes

An expression of tropical fruit on the nose - gooseberry and passionfruit, with notes of ripe figs, lemongrass and capsicum. Great concentration of tropical fruit and spicy, herbaceous flavours on the palate. A crisp, lively acidity and persistent but elegant finish.

Case configuration: 12 X 750ml

Product number: 948620

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $13.95

Scores/Awards: 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5). Greg de Bruyn, Platter's South African Wine Guide, 2011

2009 Chardonnay/Viognier

Varietal(s): 80% Chardonnay 20% Viognier

Region/Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa

Alcohol: 14%

Tasting notes

Citrus, zesty tones from the Chardonnay complimented by pears from the Viognier. An explosion of tropical flavours on the palate with a rich almond mid-palate and a long lingering finish.

Case configuration: 12 X 750ml

Product number: 140608

Distribution: Discontinued

Price: $9.80

2007 “Railroad Red”

Varietal(s): Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with small percentages of Malbec, Ruby Cabernet and Petit Verdot.

Region/Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa

Alcohol: 13.5%

Tasting notes

Berry fruit flavours and earthiness from the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, spiciness from the Shiraz with layers of subtle fruit tannins on the palate. A generous and rewarding red wine.

Case configuration: 12 X 750ml

Product number: 665273

Distribution: Discontinued

Price: $10.40

N/V Brut

Varietal(s): 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir

Region/Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa

Alcohol: 12%

Tasting notes

Pale copper-tinged gold. Tangerine, spicy oak and a hint of exotic fruits on the nose. Fruity and harmonious, with a yeasty complexity adding depth to the fairly dense, harmonious middle palate. Comes across as sweeter and fuller than the Blanc de Blancs, but finishes dry and crisp, with a bit more length. No shortage of flavour here. (Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar)

Case configuration: 6 X 750ml

Product number: 593483

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $18.95

Scores/Awards: 89 points Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

2008 The Game Reserve

Varietal(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region/Appellation: Robertson, South Africa

Alcohol: 14%

Tasting notes

The Graham Beck Game Reserve Cabernet is the new name of the perennial VINTAGES customer favourite, The Gamekeeper's Reserve. The name may have changed, but the wine is as delicious as ever. Look for notes of blueberries and blackberries, cedar, spices and leather. The palate is dry with black-fruit flavours, toasty oak and wonderfully integrated tannins.

Case configuration: 12 X 750ml

Product number: 2519

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $18.95

2009 The Game Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Varietal(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region/Appellation: Coastal Region, South Africa

Alcohol: 14%

Tasting notes

Lots of tropical fruit notes here, with lychee, melon, lemon grass, passionfruit, and gooseberry. The palate is dry with rich, complex and layered tropical fruit flavours that are kept in balance by a seam of racy and palate-refreshing acidity.

Case configuration: 12 X 750ml

Product number: 205856

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $14.95

2009 Bowed Head Chenin Blanc

Varietal(s): 100% Chenin Blanc

Region/Appellation: Coastal Region (Paarl), South Africa

Alcohol: 14%

Tasting notes

2009 big-league player is an exercise in fruit concentration, tinged with botrytis-like dried apricots. Weighty, full & rich, from Agter-Paarl fruit, barrel fermented/8mths, 30% new oak. Should blossom further with time. (Greg de Bruyn, Platter's South African Wine Guide, 2011)

Case configuration: 12 X 750ml

Product number: 231357

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $17.95

Scores/Awards: 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5) Greg de Bruyn, Platter's South African Wine Guide 2011

2007 Blanc de Blancs

Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay

Region/Appellation: Robertson, South Africa

Alcohol: 12%

Tasting notes

Impressive as ever, 2007 unfolds ripe apple and citrus fruit. Rich leesy brioche underscores class. All borne on a fine, delicate mousse. (Greg de Bruyn, Platter's South African Wine Guide, 2011)

Case configuration: 6 X 750ml

Product number: 907568

Distribution: Vintages

Price: $24.95

Scores/Awards: 4 1/2 Stars (out of 5) Greg de Bruyn, Platter's South African Wine Guide 2011