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Bein's vineyard


What is
Precision Viticulture?

Precision Viticulture (PV) is a scientific approach to manage variability within vineyards, such as differences in soil capacity.

It is based on vineyard analysis by means of advanced sensor technology, the most popular being aerial imagery in the red and near-infrared range. PV provides images showing vineyard conditions, which allows us demarcating zones of different vine performance.

More info in our poster
"Precision Viticulture in Bein's vineyard" 
(pdf, 256KB)


As smallest wine estate in the Cape, our vineyard comprises only two hectares, exclusively planted to Merlot vines.

This small size allows for a caring and environmentally responsible viticulture, based on the latest knowledge and technology, including Remote Sensing by means of multispectral imagery from drones and satellites. Interested? Read more about it further down on this page.

We are certified by IPW SA (Integrated Production of Wine SA) for environmentally friendly and sustainable viti-viniculture from planting to bottling.

Bein Wine's vineyard is ideally suited for growing Merlot. It is situated on the cooler southern slopes of Stellenbosch's Polkadraai Hills, and is blessed with deep and highly weathered granite soils.

The climate is Mediterranean with dry, sunny summers and sufficient rainfall in winter. And the proximity to the coast, with its beautiful panoramic view over False Bay, ensures an always refreshing breeze and sufficient air humidity Technology to remotely monitor a vineyard is part of our daily life since 2013. It is particularly useful to assess the water needs of our vineyard, but also gives additional information such as growth and nitrogen status. This service is available in South Africa thanks to an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Agricultural, which aims at promoting water saving in agriculture. For more information, have a look at

Precision Viticulture scheme at Bein WinePrecision Viticulture by means of multispectral aerial imagery allows us targeted management decisions according to zonal requirements, such as fertilizing, water allocation, harvest timing and winemaking strategy.
Each micro site within our vineyard can such be identified and developed to its individual potential, yielding several wines of distinctly different character from one single vineyard! For more info, download here our Info poster about Precision Viticulture in Bein's Vineyard (PDF).