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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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At the table

Around the braaiThis is strictly easy drinking territory. No one wants to ponder too long or hard over what goes best with sticky ribs and burgers. Opt for the safest options that will be kind to both chicken and red meat. We recommend our Pear Tree White or Big Oak Red – both blends that […]

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At home in your own Cellar

Navigating the wine sectionBellingham’s Top Tips for stocking your Cellar at Home Be true to yourself. Trust your instincts and follow your palate. Your favourites will never fail to reward ensuring your sensory involvement so your cellar never stagnates. Be adventurous. Venture beyond your usual favourites and taste widely. Be careful. If you are motivated […]

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In the Wine Store

Have you ever stared helplessly at row upon row of bottles of wine wondering where to start? Most supermarkets and wine stores organise their wines into red and white first and then into the different varietals like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon and styles, like dry or sweet, sparkling or still. That’s why it is seldom […]

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Bellingham’s handy hints to enjoying wine in a restaurant

Do you feel foolish when ordering wine in a restaurant? When it comes to wine lists, sommeliers and the wine tasting ritual, it can be intimidating for the uninitiated. The reasons behind the performance are actually quite sensible and might assist you in appearing the consummate connoisseur. What is a sommelier?A Sommelier is a specialised […]

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Bellingham Pinopasso – The Grill Master’s Secret Weapon

The key to a great grilling wine is not only one that will pair with your menu, but also a wine that you can sip and savor with friends while you admire each others grilling prowess and knowledge. And with the unofficial kick-off of grilling season coming with Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got your secret […]

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Bellingham strikes Gold

Bellingham The Bernard series Organic Syrah 2012 won a major International Shiraz competition last week by being awarded a Gold medal in the Syrah du Monde competition. This award is very special and to get the International recognition is wonderful. This places Bellingham  alongside the best in the world. We were the first winery to […]

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A Win for the Bernard Series Wine

Wine Review: Enobytes.com 2004 Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa Here in the United States Chenin Blanc does not make it onto the dinner table as often as it should. Wish I knew why that is? It can’t be they are too expensive or are not high enough in quality […]

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Bellingham gets reviewed by grape goddess

Reviews from PlanetGrape.com Catherine Fallis, aka grape goddess (the 5th woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier) – “Wine scholar, expert judge, consultant, and writer.” bringing wine down to earth. 2015 Boschendal The Rose Garden Rose Coastal Region,  South Africa  89 Points – Mid-weight, fresh and sweet-tart with notes of lemon meringue pie, peach, strawberry, dried oregano, sage, and […]

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