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2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications – Top Wine SA

2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications  –  Top Wine SA The top South African wines and cellars over the past 10 years – best track records from 2007 to 2016 inclusive Consensus of the top panels – a pooling of expert opinions about South African wines reviewed around the globe The SA Wine Classification and […]

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The story of how Bellingham came to be (Part II)

In The story of how Bellingham came to be (Part 1), we left off in the wake of extensive renovations and overseas forays on the part of Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk to learn more about the art of viticulture and winemaking from some of Europe’s foremost experts in the field. Running where angels fear to […]

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A note from our Winemaker

Hello Everyone They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The latest Platter Guide 2017 results show our dedication to quality at Bellingham. This  is in line with my vision for Bellingham to be “The most talked about, awarded premium winery from SA”. 1 x 5 Star, 6 x 4.5 stars and 5 x […]

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Multi award-winning Bellingham Chenin Blanc gets 5 star Platter’s nod

Bellingham’s The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 has bolstered its already impressive reputation as one of the finest South African white wines of recent times by joining an elite group of wines to achieve a coveted 5 star rating in the latest Platter’s South African Wine Guide. This comprehensive and widely respected annual […]

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Bernard Series Old vine Chenin scores 90 Points.

Except taken from http://www.gismondionwine.com Though this wine has been on our market for a while, this is a brand new vintage, and the one that was just named among the top ten Chenin Blancs judged in South Africa’s annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge. Winemaker Niël Groenewald uses low-yielding bush vines averaging 45 years in […]

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The story of how Bellingham came to be (Part I)

‘’Fools rush in where angels fear to tread – we came down to the Cape from Johannesburg in August 1943 after my husband Bernard had been boarded out of the Air Force, and that as far as I am concerned, was the beginning of a meaningful life.’’ (Our Lives at Bellingham, by Fredagh Podlashuk) The […]

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Five Pinotage Wines to try

Excerpt taken from Decanter.com South African Pinotage , a crossing of Cinsault and Pinot Noir, polarises opinion and is either a love it or hate it wine. But, wine expert Tim Atkin recently argued in ‘Pinotage to change your mind’ that the grape can still make great wines. See below for more examples of Pinotage wines to […]

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Bellingham range basks in glowing international acclaim

Iconic South African wine brand Bellingham, situated in Franschhoek, has yet again shown its world-class pedigree and the universal appeal of its wines with plaudits from the newly released 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) results and Tim Atkin’s South Africa Special Report. The London-based IWSC is highly regarded around the world for its […]

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Special Report

The 2016 Tim Atkin South Africa Report and Bellingham Results. Excerpt taken from Tim Atkin’s email sent to Niel Groenewald, the Bellingham Wines winemaker “Dear Niël We are very excited to tell you about the imminent launch of my 2016 South Africa Special Report, now in its fourth edition, following two visits to the Cape […]

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Get inspired in the kitchen with The Homestead Series by Bellingham

The Homestead Series by Bellingham is a range of intriguing wines that was inspired by the charming characters who are woven into the rich historical tapestry that underpins the winery’s inimitable heritage. Once home to Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk, an innovative couple whose pioneering spirit resulted in the revival of a run-down property into a […]

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