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HARVEST REPORT 2018

“Some of the most delicate wines I’ve seen” Bellingham’s Chief Winemaker reflects on Harvest 2018 Richard Duckitt, Chief Winemaker at Bellingham, is enjoying a moment of reprieve: harvest 2018 is concluded. The Cape’s devastating drought played a dominant role in this year’s harvest: the Winelands were declared a disaster area and the outlook at the […]

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Bellingham Wines takes Gold

Bellingham Wines takes Gold at Mundus Vini for Shiraz Bellingham Wines, pioneers of the first single-varietal Shiraz in South Africa in the late 1950’s and one of the country’s most established wine brands, has received two Gold Medals in the annual MUNDUS VINI International Awards and Spring Tasting. This is one of the wine world’s […]

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#AskRichard #1

We asked Richard how does one make rosé wine? Did you know that there are 3 primary ways to make rosé wine? The maceration method is when red wine grapes are let to rest, or macerate, in the juice for a period, and afterwards, the entire batch of juice is finished into a rosé wine. […]

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Shiraz steals the spotlight

Shiraz steals the spotlight at Bellingham on International Shiraz Day On Friday, 16 February, wine lovers around the world celebrate International Shiraz Day. Did you know Bellingham was the first South African wine producer to bottle a single-varietal Shiraz in 1951? Since then Shiraz has remained a staple variety in the Bellingham cellar, and our […]

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Bellingham wines to fall in love with this season

Summer is really making its presence felt – it’s hot and dry in overdrive – especially if you find yourself in the Cape. All the more reason to stock up on wines that offer superlative refreshment and will chill the drought tensions somewhat. Bellingham’s Homestead Sauvignon Blanc hits this spot brilliantly. With soft melon, pear […]

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Head Winemaker

“One has to respect and appreciate wine to really understand it. You can possibly make good wine, but not great wine if you don’t understand and appreciate its finer intricacies,” -Richard Duckitt Richard Duckitt describes himself as “a man with high standards” – a good thing too as he steps into the role of head […]

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Bellingham Small Barrel SMV 2014 awarded 5 Stars

“Seamless and Sophisticated” Bellingham Wines showcases its dedication to quality with top ratings in annual Platter’s Wine Guide. Cape Town – The annual wait is over. The much-anticipated results in the 38th installment of the Platter’s Wine Guide have been announced, and Bellingham Wines is honoured to be included as one of the Wines of […]

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Bellingham Platter awards

Bellingham achieved great results in the 2018 Platter award book. The Bernard SMV was awarded 5 stars and the rest of The Bernard range 4.5 stars.

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New head winemaker at Bellingham

Richard Duckitt appointed as the head winemaker at Bellingham. DGB has announced that Richard Duckitt has been appointed as head winemaker at Bellingham with immediate effect. Richard grew up on a farm in the Darling district, and applies his inherent passion and knowledge of terroir and agriculture to his daily winemaking practice. Elsenburg-trained, he began […]

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Bellingham Medals of Excellence

Never “just ordinary”: Bellingham The Bernard Series awarded “Medals of Excellence” by Tim Atkin, MW   London – The annual, much anticipated, 2017 South Africa Special Report, which details the observations and impressions of SA wine by British Master of Wine (MW) Tim Atkin, were released at Wines of South Africa’s (WOSA) Intrepid Tasting in […]

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