2016 Bellingham 'The Bernard Series Old Vine' Chenin Blanc South Africa


Originally known as “Bellinchamp” (pretty fields), Bellingham was founded 1693 when Dutchman Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his wife planted the first 1,000 vines on the estate. Through ages of farming families, the modern renaissance of the Bellingham Estate in Franschhoek began in 1943, when Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk purchased the somewhat dilapidated and derelict farm and began restoring the Manor House, the gardens and the vineyards. Winemaker Niël Groenewald’s exceptional pocket of old, low-yielding Chenin bush vines produces a wine deserving its own unique identity. 

The Bernard Series celebrates the legend of Bernard Podlashuk, the founder and the original winemaker of Bellingham, and is matured in French oak. You’re going to love this wine’s tropical fruit and citrus, limestone and oak aromas, which give way to a refreshing, powerful presence in the mouth. Look for aromas of vanilla, honeysuckle, layers of fruit and a lingering finish.

Chenin Blanc
South Africa
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