Boschendal becomes a Champion

Boschendal has been approved by WWF (World fund for Nature) to become a Conservation Champion with WWF. With 95% of wine growing taking place in the unique habitat of the Cape winelands, WWF participates in a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.

DGB to install Solar plant

DGB is busy installing a solar plant that will take its largest production plant off-grid. Installing an 800kW photovoltaic solar power plant at its Wellington production facility would reduce electricity costs, stabilise production and improve marketability and will allow DGB to sell back to the Drakenstein municipality, which includes Wellington, any excess power which is rare in SA.

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Wine Hall of Fame

Bellingham - The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc reached the Top Wine SA Hall of Fame 2015

The following South African wines stand out as having received top accolades from the top tasting panels for at least eight vintages during the past 10 years – 2005 to 2014:


Bellingham The Bernard Series receive top awards in 2016 Platters South African Wine Guide

Bellingham The Bernard Series do 5 star honour to Bernard Podlashuk, founder of modern Bellingham and to Niel Groenewald, Bellingham’s innovative Cellarmaster and his team at the launch of the 2016 Platters South African Wine Guide on Thursday evening.  Two Bellingham Wines from their premium range The Bernard Series, the Whole Bunch Roussanne 2015 and the Basket Press Syrah 2013 were awarded 5 star status in a first for the winery.  The Syrah being one of only 5 awarded 5 stars, and the Roussanne being the only one ever to be awarded 5 stars.

Platter made for Bellingham Wines

South Africa’s first and still best-selling wine annual, Platter's Guide is the comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative guide to who's who and what's what in the winelands. Featuring hundreds of producers, negociants and brands, and thousands of individual wines, Platter's Guide packs everything you need to know about the South African wine scene into an informative and entertaining format.