Graham Beck founded his winery in 1983 in the Breede River Valley region of Robertson, on South Africa’s Western Cape - and the first wine he produced in 1993 was an MCC. The term MCC has been in use since 1992, and stands for Méthode Cap Classique; it is what the South Africans call their sparkling wines made in the Traditional Method, like champagne with second fermentation in bottle. Sadly, Graham passed away in 2010, but the business continues to be family run and is now headed up by his son Anthony. They only make Sparkling wines at Graham Beck, and the climate and rich limestone soils of the Breed River Valley are the perfect combination for the cultivation of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for the production of sparkling wines - and Graham Beck makes serious bubbles! Their Brut NV is known as the “President’s Choice” because it was the wine chosen for Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, and it was also the Obama's choice to celebrate their election success. Graham Beck's wines are are regarded as benchmarks in the industry. They have established themselves as one of the world's leading sparkling wine houses, and from their state-of-the-art winery they produces a comprehensive portfolio of superb wines that bear the unmistakable hallmark of their name – refined and elegant and, for sparkling wines of this quality, represent astounding value for money!