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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

  • Whole Bunch Roussanne (International Only)

    Vintage: 2017
    Variety: 100% Roussanne
    Alc: 13.5%
    Wine of Origin: Coastal Region / Paarl

    Made from Paarl Paardeberg region grapes, whole-bunch pressed to preserve the wild floral and herbal tea aromas underpinned by soft kiwi, tropical pineapple and peach fruit. A touch of oak spice adds to the intrigue of this food-loving wine.

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  • Old Vine Chenin Blanc

    Vintage: 2017
    Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Coastal Region (Agter-Paarl, Durbanville and Bottelary Hills)

    The grapes for this distinctive Chenin Blanc are hand-picked from characterful and genuinely unique old bush vines specifically blended from Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Darling. It features vibrant tropical fruit flavours with hints of honey and oak spice on the finish.

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  • Whole Bunch Grenache Blanc – International Only

    Vintage: 2014
    Variety: 80% Grenache Blanc / 20% Viognier
    Alc: 14% vol
    Wine of Origin: Coastal Region / Paarl

    Made from Coastal Paarl Region grapes, whole-bunch pressed for well-defined flavour extraction. The wine shows vibrant green apple, fleshy peach and stone fruit, with citrus blossom and subtle spice notes. A beautiful match for a wide range of cuisines.

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The Founders Series

  • Freda

    This ultra-premium white blend comprises of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Its delicate floral aromas entice on entry, with pear drop, yellow peach and green almonds on the palate, and a slightly saline, fresh finish.

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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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Vintage: 2017
    Variety: 64% Malbec, 21% Merlot & 15% Mourvedre
    Alc: 13.5% vol
    Wine of Origin: Tygerberg

    This wine of origin Cape Town is beautifully balanced, with outspoken tropical fruit flavours. Melon, pear and citrus abound on the nose and palate, culminating in a crisp, refreshing finish.

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  • Chenin Blanc (International)

    Vintage: 2016
    Alc: 14%
    Wine of Origin: Paarl

    Made from predominantly old bush vines in the Paardeberg and Paarl region, this expressive Chenin Blanc has hints of ripe stone fruit on the nose, followed by layers of honey, marmalade and peaches on the palate.

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  • Chardonnay

    Vintage: 2015
    Alc: 13.5%
    Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch

    This lightly oaked wine is made from Coastal Stellenbosch Region grapes farmed for premium quality. It has beautiful butterscotch and spicy notes, with citrus and melon flavours on the nose and palate.

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