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“One has to respect and appreciate wine to really understand it. You can possibly make good wine, but not great wine if you don’t understand and appreciate its finer intricacies,” -Richard Duckitt Richard Duckitt describes himself as “a man with high standards” – a good thing too as he steps into the role of head […]

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Bellingham Small Barrel SMV 2014 awarded 5 Stars

“Seamless and Sophisticated” Bellingham Wines showcases its dedication to quality with top ratings in annual Platter’s Wine Guide. Cape Town – The annual wait is over. The much-anticipated results in the 38th installment of the Platter’s Wine Guide have been announced, and Bellingham Wines is honoured to be included as one of the Wines of […]

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Bellingham Platter awards

Bellingham achieved great results in the 2018 Platter award book. The Bernard SMV was awarded 5 stars and the rest of The Bernard range 4.5 stars.

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New head winemaker at Bellingham

Richard Duckitt appointed as the head winemaker at Bellingham. DGB has announced that Richard Duckitt has been appointed as head winemaker at Bellingham with immediate effect. Richard grew up on a farm in the Darling district, and applies his inherent passion and knowledge of terroir and agriculture to his daily winemaking practice. Elsenburg-trained, he began […]

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Bellingham Medals of Excellence

Never “just ordinary”: Bellingham The Bernard Series awarded “Medals of Excellence” by Tim Atkin, MW   London – The annual, much anticipated, 2017 South Africa Special Report, which details the observations and impressions of SA wine by British Master of Wine (MW) Tim Atkin, were released at Wines of South Africa’s (WOSA) Intrepid Tasting in […]

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Review by Herald Live

The wine world’s young guns, mavericks and revolutionaries may dominate the chatter about the cutting-edge of South African wine, but at the same time, centuries-old brands are reinventing themselves.

Although its roots date back to the first vines planted there in 1693, Bellingham’s modern-day stature is credited to Bernard Podlashuk, who bought and set about restoring the farm and manor house in 1943 – and became one of the wine mavericks of his time.

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HARVEST REPORT 2017

Niel Groenewald reckons that the 2017 vintage is one of the best he’s had so far during his 13 years as the Bellingham winemaker. “Everything worked in our favour,” he says. “I rate it higher than 2015, possibly even as good as 2009. Certainly the wines are a lot more accessible earlier than we’ve had for a long time.”

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Gilbert & Gaillard Magazine Reviews

An international magazine in English – Gilbert & Gaillard Magazine – with a print-run of 167,000 copies and distribution in 19 countries.
http://fr.gilbertgaillard.com/magazine.php. Gilbert & Gaillard is main activity to be French taste, all year round in Paris, we hold blind tastings for wines from around the world.

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Review – Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

Excerpt taken from www.gismondionwine.com Coastal Region, South Africa. The Bernard Series has always re-paid patience and ageing so as good as it is today it is only beginning its journey. Winemaker Niël Groenewald uses low-yielding bush vines averaging 45 years in age from three weathered granite vineyards (Coastal Region’s Agter-Paarl, Durbanville and Bottelary Hills) for […]

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Shiraz Stars for 2017 announced

Excerpt taken from Michael Olivier – https://michaelolivier.co.za/archives/45028 A dozen remarkable Shiraz wines and three impressive Shiraz blends captured the limelight during the fifth annual Shiraz Challenge awards ceremony held on 31 May at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl. Fans of this noble cultivar can safely set their sights on these front-runners when next they […]

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