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These beautiful bottle fermented bubblies liberate the vibrancy and energy of Boschendal. Crafted from classic varieties in the time honoured traditional method with extended lees contact for opulence and texture without compromising inherent vibrant fruit detail and natural freshness.
Fresh green apple and hints of citrus supported by discreet almond biscotti and brioche typical to classic bottle fermented sparkling wine style. Extended lees contact gives a full and creamy mouth feel with elegant minerality, good balance and a seamless finish. Enjoy chilled at any time of the day with good friends and juicy strawberries, or with freshly shucked oysters and good quality smoked salmon. Also excellent with liver pate and creamy chicken dishes.
Douglas Green Wine
Pale gold with a vibrant green tinge. Enticing pineapple, gooseberry and granadilla aromas that carry through to a crisp dry entry and a surge of tropical flavours carrying through from the nose and finishing with a feisty acidity and delicate citrus twang
Bellingham has a history that can be traced back to 1693 when the land was granted to one of the original French Huguenot families that settled in the Franschhoek Valley of the Cape winelands. Through the centuries, Bellingham has produced wines under the hand of many visionary and talented proprietors, but none so dynamic and respected as Bernard Podlashuk, who is regarded as the great patriarch and founder of the world class Bellingham wine brand of today. Bellingham’s Bernard Series of wines honours the memory of the man known fondly as Pod, who is responsible for many South African ‘firsts’ in wine, including the first dry white blend, the first Rose and the first Shiraz single variety released in the Cape. Our winemaking team is driven by his inspired passion, emotion and innovation in order to create fascinating modern wines of interest to the ever-changing consumer palate. Bellingham’s winemaking philosophy is one of minimal intervention. Time-honoured methods are combined with measured modern technological expertise, with a particular emphasis on mouth-feel and intensity of fruit. This makes our wines daringly unique and extraordinarily appealing.
The Bernard Series
The Bernard Series represents the pinnacle of the Bellingham winemaker’s art. Named after Bernard Podlashuk, founder of Bellingham and a pioneer of the South African wine industry, this series of wines represent the individuality and uniqueness that have made his name a lasting legacy.
Bernard Podlashuk 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, Bellingham’s range of extraordinary wines.
Our Town Hall Chardonnay gives off beautiful pure and bright pineapple and lemon and lime fruit purity and intensity on both nose and palate with a perky balancing acidity to the frisky finish making this a gracious and engaging wine even without oak.
The Beach House
A holiday in a glass. Lively succulent summer fruit & spice tinged shiraz tempered by the penetrating ruby depth and easy going tannins from mourvedre all finely entwined with the seductive aromatics of viognier.
This Sauvignon Blanc displays a fairly unique array of flavours. The initial impression is subtle yet extremely focused with prominent pear, passion fruit, yellow peach and pineapple fruit aromas that develop further on the palate to a crisp clean finish packed with freshness and zing.
Tall Horse Wine
A charming light bodied Chenin Blanc with a safari of ripe fruit pineapple flavours and tantalising melon aromas, crisp and zesty on the palate.
An irresistible juicy natural sweet rosé, St Claire is a pretty cherry pink with tempting crushed strawberry and Turkish delight aromas that explode in succulent candied red berry flavours. The light alcohol makes this easy drinking and great lunch time wine.
Rib Shank Wine
This South African blend of 70% pinotage and 30% shiraz is in top form at tailgates and other outdoor events where the meat smoker is out and running at full force. Indeed, the wine's big flavors of dark fruit, cherry, tobacco, and its smoky finish pair incredibly well with barbecue and hearty cuts of beef.
Oude Kaap captures the romantic heritage of Cape Dutch architecture, successfully combining centruy old tradition with modern technology.
At the tip of Africa lies the Cape of Good Hope, or ‘Old Cape’ to the settlers of South Africa who first made wine over 350 years ago. The grapes for Oude Kaap wines are meticulously selected from the finest vineyards to capture the vibrancy of fruit that reflects their unique Cape origins.
DGB(Pty)Ltd was formally established in 1990, although our true roots extend over 300 years when winemaking began at the Boschendal and Bellingham farms in the Cape Winelands. In fact, we were doing things a little differently in the 1940’s already, when Douglas Green pioneered the wholesale sales model for wine in Paarl.
Today, we are one of South Africa’s largest independent wine and spirit producers and distributors.
No matter how big we become, the utmost professionalism, pride and dedication of our people permeates every level of our business ensuring that we never forget to take care of the small details. What sets us apart is our continuous quest and capacity to get better as we grow. The combined experience, talent and energy of our people is clearly tangible in our world-class wine and spirit brands that are marketed and sold with authentic enthusiasm all over the world.