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The South African winery Beaumont is situated on the historic Compagnes Drift Farm near the village of Bot River at the gateway to the Elgin district, formerly a trading outpost of the Dutch East India Company in the 1700s. Today Beaumont Wines is a family-run farm producing a range of high-quality premium wines. It is located at the foot of the Houw Hoek Mountains, between Hermanus and Cape Town. Raoul and Jayne Beaumont bought the wine property in 1973 and restored the original cellar, initially planting five hectares of vineyards. Today there are nearly 50 hectares of vineyards comprising a wide range of varietals. Eldest son Sebastian Beaumont is now in charge in the cellar and his wines have become some of the most sought-after in South Africa. The Chenin Blanc ‘Hope Marguerite’, named after Jayne’s mother-in-law, is a superb example of the South African Chenin Blanc, or ‘Steen’ is it is known locally.