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The Cream Always Rises to the Top

We all know how special the Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc is and I am ecstatic to share that the Decanter World Wine Awards agrees! With a score of 97 Points and a Platinum Medal this places The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin as the highest rated Chenin Blanc in the entire competition and […]

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Richard’s Cape Bream with Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc

After a demanding harvest season, Bellingham winemaker Richard Duckitt always looks forward to the quiet and seclusion of his favourite fishing spot, and of course, cooking his own catch! For Richard the beauty of this dish is in its simplicity. “Bream is a very tasty fish and one must not overdo it with the ingredients,” […]

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Richard’s Homely Spaghetti Bolognaise recipe and Chenin Blanc story

Bellingham winemaker Richard Duckitt is an avid home cook and loves to experiment with food and wine flavour combinations. “This pairing works well because the bolognaise sauce has plenty of sweet and sour flavours,” he says. “The tomatoes and wine add acidity, while the hint of sweetness comes from the chutney. Together they form a […]

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Bellingam Wines Harvest 2021

As the stewards of innovation, the story of Bellingham is a tale of courage, determination and unwavering dedication to the land and vines. It is an odyssey richly coloured by the labours of passionate vintners, both past and present. We believe that great wines are made in the vineyard and that is why source only […]

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The Best Is Yet To Come | Bellingham Harvest 2021

At the Bellingham cellar based out in Wellington, harvest is a little later this year. “We were about 20% of the way in at the start of March,” explains Cellar Master Richard Duckitt. “So far the best is the SMV component of Shiraz that is naturally fermenting in one of our concrete tanks. The exciting […]

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Better Late Than Never | Bellingham Harvest 2021

According to Bellingham winemaker Richard Duckitt, Harvest 2021 began on the 22nd of January with a very old Pinotage vineyard planted in the 1970s. These grapes are then used in the crafting of Bellingham’s Quintessential Couple Pinotage Rosé, which honours founders Fredagh and Bernard Podlashuk, affectionately known as Freda and Pod.  As it stands, the […]

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It’s Time To Savour The Season

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a year like no other. Between an unprecedented pandemic, national lockdown, ban on alcohol sales and months spent isolated indoors and working remotely, we don’t blame you if you find yourself triple checking the dates in your diary to confirm that yes, it is in fact, December.   […]

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Feel At Home With Bellingham Wines

This year has been full of unexpected challenges. Behaviour has changed on a global scale as individuals, families and communities have grappled with various disruptions. Now, more than ever, there is value in maintaining the traditions that bring us joy and connect us back to what matters most. In fact, after spending the majority of […]

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South Africa’s Signature Grape

There are few wines more tightly interwoven into the threads of South Africa’s winemaking history than the flavourful and mighty Pinotage. Celebrated for its juicy red fruit aromatics, this somewhat misunderstood cultivar comes together thanks to a rich earthiness on the palate. As South Africa’s signature grape variety, Pinotage is truly starting to come to […]

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Perfect Winter Pairings with Homestead Reds

Bellingham’s red wines provide the perfect winter comfort against the shivering cold, and even more so when paired with sumptuous gourmet cuisine. These wines were made with food in mind, after all, and we have a delicious recipe for grilled lamb chops to pair with either our Homestead Pinotage or Shiraz. Grilled lamb chops with […]

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