Month: July 2017

Review by Herald Live

The wine world’s young guns, mavericks and revolutionaries may dominate the chatter about the cutting-edge of South African wine, but at the same time, centuries-old brands are reinventing themselves.

Although its roots date back to the first vines planted there in 1693, Bellingham’s modern-day stature is credited to Bernard Podlashuk, who bought and set about restoring the farm and manor house in 1943 – and became one of the wine mavericks of his time.

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HARVEST REPORT 2017

Niel Groenewald reckons that the 2017 vintage is one of the best he’s had so far during his 13 years as the Bellingham winemaker. “Everything worked in our favour,” he says. “I rate it higher than 2015, possibly even as good as 2009. Certainly the wines are a lot more accessible earlier than we’ve had for a long time.”

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Gilbert & Gaillard Magazine Reviews

An international magazine in English – Gilbert & Gaillard Magazine – with a print-run of 167,000 copies and distribution in 19 countries.
http://fr.gilbertgaillard.com/magazine.php. Gilbert & Gaillard is main activity to be French taste, all year round in Paris, we hold blind tastings for wines from around the world.

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