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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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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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Review – Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

Excerpt taken from www.gismondionwine.com Coastal Region, South Africa. The Bernard Series has always re-paid patience and ageing so as good as it is today it is only beginning its journey. Winemaker Niël Groenewald uses low-yielding bush vines averaging 45 years in age from three weathered granite vineyards (Coastal Region’s Agter-Paarl, Durbanville and Bottelary Hills) for […]

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Shiraz Stars for 2017 announced

Excerpt taken from Michael Olivier – https://michaelolivier.co.za/archives/45028 A dozen remarkable Shiraz wines and three impressive Shiraz blends captured the limelight during the fifth annual Shiraz Challenge awards ceremony held on 31 May at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl. Fans of this noble cultivar can safely set their sights on these front-runners when next they […]

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Single-varietal Shiraz pioneer takes the lead in Shiraz-based blends

Bellingham Wines on podium at Shiraz SA Challenge 2017 for SMV-blend Bellingham Wines, pioneers of single-varietal Shiraz in South Africa, has been recognised as one of the country’s top three producers of Shiraz-based red blends at the 2017 Shiraz SA Challenge. Bellingham claimed this podium position for its Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV […]

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Bellingham wins big at Shiraz challenge 2017

The Bellingham Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2014 was chosen as one of the 3 best red Shiraz blends in South Africa. Our Bernard series Basket press Shiraz 2015 was among the Top 20 chosen. A wonderful achievement for the winery who made the first Shiraz in South Africa. Shiraz SA is the official association […]

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Bill Zacharkiw: South Africa’s chenin blanc renaissance

What do 17th-century Dutch trading ships, Protestants fleeing persecution in France and shark-infested waters have to do with wine? All three played a role in making South Africa the oldest wine-producing country outside of Europe. Africa is not the first continent most people think of when it comes to wine production, but it has a rich […]

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Bellingham celebrates Top 100 Wines listing

1 Double Platinum and 6 Double Golds among winery’s awards Bellingham Wines’ The Bernard Series, is adding weight to its reputation as consistent performers in wine judging competitions, with numerous wines from this portfolio receiving high praise at the recently concluded, annual National Wine Challenge – incorporating Top 100 SA Wines. This elite club of […]

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