Tag: Reviews

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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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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Five Pinotage Wines to try

Excerpt taken from Decanter.com South African Pinotage , a crossing of Cinsault and Pinot Noir, polarises opinion and is either a love it or hate it wine. But, wine expert Tim Atkin recently argued in ‘Pinotage to change your mind’ that the grape can still make great wines. See below for more examples of Pinotage wines to […]

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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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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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Excerpt taken from https://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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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 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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