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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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Another jewel in the crown for Bellingham’s The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Bellingham’s The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc has been awarded a prestigious Top 10 accolade at this year’s Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, following the announcement of the winners on Wednesday, 24 August. It marks the second time in three years that this wine has graced the winners’ podium at this competition, […]

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The Subtleties of a Sultry Shiraz

Excerpt taken from www.wine-extra.co.za Shiraz, or often named Syrah, is one and the same varietal, but the Syrah version is often considered to bemore ‘feminine’, grown in cooler climates. Shiraz brings the spice to life with peppery notes. South AfricanShiraz is generally full-bodied and has ripe red fruits that come to the fore. The more […]

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WINTER’S LUNCH AT BELLINGHAM HOMESTEAD WITH GUY CLARK

Excerpt taken from http://www.hospitalityhedonist.co.za/ I caught up with Master Chef South Africa, season 1 contestant and food network LA winner in 2015, Guy Clark, who has returned from his travels abroad to create a pop up venture in Franschhoek. The first of the his “Winter Farm” luncheon’s was held over the past weekend and naturally […]

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Bernard Series tasted at WOSA Asia

Ten of some of the region’s most talented sommeliers converged at the L’Hotel Causeway Bay in Hong Kong yesterday to take part in Wines of South Africa’s third annual Sommelier Cup which recognizes the rising stars of the world’s wine service industry. The day kicked off with a blind tasting of a white and red […]

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BRINGING BACK GLORIOUS BELLINGHAM MEMORIES

A recent invitation to attend a wine launch literally stopped me in my tracks – it was from Bellingham Wines. Why did it have such an effect on me, I hear you ask? In the late 1950s, my parents and I “looked after the farm” by staying in the Guest Cottage, while the iconic and […]

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Bellingham – A Story for the Ages

The story of Bellingham in Franschhoek is one of the most fascinating, in an area that can tell a tale or two. It was originally called Bellenchamp and was bought by a Johannesburg couple, Fredagh and Bernard Podlashuk. The way Fredagh tells it in her memoirs, they arrived in the Cape during the war years […]

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Bellingham Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage makes the Top 10 Pinotage in South Africa List

The Pinotage grape variety is almost exclusively tied to its roots in South Africa and was once the 2nd most widely planted grape in South Africa next to Chenin. This New World wine was first created by a professor named Abraham Izak Perold at Stellenbosch University in 1925 as a cross between the more delicate Pinot […]

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