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The Bernard Series

The Bernard Series is our tribute to the determination and maverick spirit of Bellingham’s founder Bernard Podlashuk. Celebrated as a trail-blazing visionary, Bernard’s tenacity and courage established the winery’s stellar reputation and helped shape the South African wine industry we know and love today.

Bernard was never quite satisfied to be just ordinary, and is famous for his daring vision, sheer audacity and unabated ambition to push the boundaries of possibilities for Cape wines. The legend of Bernard’s tenacity and innovative flair lives on through The Bernard Series.

This internationally awarded boutique series is thoroughly contemporary, elaborately intricate and wholly unprecedented, made up of wines that are compellingly individualistic, sometimes irreverent, but always fascinating

  • Bush Vine Pinotage

    Vintage: 2016
    Variety: 100% Pinotage
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Coastal Region

    This Pinotage is a sensual rendition of South Africa’s signature indigenous variety. Hand-harvested from low yielding, unirrigated bush vines, with black cherry, mulberry and raspberry fruit, an earthy minerality and beautiful oak integration.

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  • Basket Press Syrah

    Vintage: 2015
    Variety: 98% Shiraz / 2% Voigner
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Coastal Region

    Made from fruit grown in low-yielding Stellenbosch and Paarl vineyards. Grapes are crushed in a small-batch basket press to preserve the natural dark berry fruit tinged with subtle fynbos and black and white pepper spice.

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  • Small Barrell SMV

    Vintage: 2013
    Variety: 85% Shiraz / 12% Mourvèdre / 3% Viognier
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Coastal Region / Paarl

    An intricate blend led by Shiraz, with Mourvèdre and Viognier. Originating from selected Coastal Paarl Region vineyards, this wine features alluring black and red fruit on the nose and palate, layered with dark chocolate, winter spice, rose and violet.

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The Founders Series

  • Pod

    This ultra-premium red blend is made from Shiraz and Pinotage grapes sourced from superior low-yielding vineyard sites. It has layered dark fruit, black cherries and plums that flow beautifully from nose to palate, with subtle but grippy tannins.

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The Homestead Series

The Bernard Series is our tribute to the determination and maverick spirit of Bellingham’s founder Bernard Podlashuk. Celebrated as a trail-blazing visionary, Bernard’s tenacity and courage established the winery’s stellar reputation and helped shape the South African wine industry we know and love today.

Bernard was never quite satisfied to be just ordinary, and is famous for his daring vision, sheer audacity and unabated ambition to push the boundaries of possibilities for Cape wines. The legend of Bernard’s tenacity and innovative flair lives on through The Bernard Series.

This internationally awarded boutique series is thoroughly contemporary, elaborately intricate and wholly unprecedented, made up of wines that are compellingly individualistic, sometimes irreverent, but always fascinating

  • Pinotage

    Vintage: 2015
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

    The grapes for this characterful Pinotage originate from Coastal Stellenbosch Region bush vines which yield small berries with high concentration and flavour. Ripe red fruit, sweet spices and soft tannins are hallmarks of this wine.

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  • Shiraz

    Vintage: 2015
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Paarl

    Made from meticulously managed Agter-Paarl grapes that produce rich and ripe dark fruit flavours. This Shiraz has a deep ruby colour with plums, blackberry and pepper spice persisting from entry to finish.

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