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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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Chenin The Comeback Kid

As the cold weather arrives, we’re sure your palates are making the seasonal transition from white to red, but there is one wine that seemingly defies all seasons and all styles – Chenin blanc. With South Africa owning two-thirds of the world’s Chenin vines, we’ve no doubt that you’ve come across this grape in some […]

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Leave Mother Nature in Charge | Old Vines in South Africa

As the world faces completely unprecedented times and learns to overcome new challenges, we at Bellingham commit to continually crafting exceptional wines while prioritizing the well-being and safety of our entire team. As we find ourselves spending more and more time indoors and sharing wine with our nearest and dearest, we want to discuss the […]

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The Art of Oak Aging

Oak ageing is an art. In fact, after grapes, oak is the second most vital (and expensive) component of many wines, having a crucial impact on the quality and final outcome of the wine. After all, the barrels a winemaker chooses for the process, has a marked effect on how the wine will taste, lending […]

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Bellingham’s Richard Duckitt makes Mosbolletjies bread

As we’re in the midst of harvest, it’s only natural that it’s time to make mos mosbolletjies – a Afrikaans sweet bun or bread, traditionally made in the wine producing areas of the Western Cape province of South Africa!

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Bellingham Vertical Vintage Case | A Historic Way To Celebrate A Historic Day

The accolade-winning, boutique Bernard Series offers hand-crafted wines produced with the goal of ageability front of mind. While these wines are already drinking beautifully, they will continue to cellar well for a further 5 – 10 years, making them an ideal collectable wine for cellaring or gifting.

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Meet Arlene Mains: New Assistant Winemaker at Bellingham

We welcome Arlene Mains to the fold, a winemaker who has achieved an impressive CV in her relatively short career.

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We are celebrating #DrinkChenin2019 Day!

As #DrinkChenin day comes around on the 15th June, we’re celebrating this quintessential SA variety with one of our most awarded Chenins – The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc.

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The Biggest Reward Is Progress | Bellingham Harvest Report 2019

Despite the challenges, harvest kicked off with a bang, with the first pickings of Verdelho, Chenin and Pinotage coming in at the end of January.

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Sommelier Series: Cape Grace Hotel’s, Marlvin Gwese

Cape Grace Hotel’s, Marlvin Gwese tells us why rules were meant to be broken when it comes to food and wine pairing.

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