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Given our exceptional winemaking heritage of almost 300 years, the Boschendal cellar masters meticulously balance rustic tradition and modern innovation to produce classic, fruity wines while upholding the ecological integrity that has become synonymous with our brand.
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.
Douglas Green Wine
Ever since the first bottle of Douglas Green wine was produced in 1942 the personal touch and inimitable intuition of our talented winemakers have served to keep our vintages at the forefront of the extremely competitive South African wine market. Today our progressive collection is enjoyed throughout our beautiful country and exported to more than 50 countries around the globe, where it serves as a showcase of our singular terroir and the rare talents of the men and women who toil behind the scenes.
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.
Franschhoek Cellar was originally the co-operative wine producer for a community of grape farmers in the magnificent Franschhoek valley. Today we are a pillar of the community operating as a private cellar delivering fantastic quality wines with a distinctive personality and character that emulates the grace and charm of our French Huguenot heritage.
The Beach House
The beachhouse is an inspirational range of some of our best wines born in sunny South African vinyards and made with you in mind.
Our easy going wines are expressive and uncomplicated inviting effortless enjoyment anywhere, anytime with or without food.
Open up a bottle, close your eyes and get swept away to the blissful calm of the beachhouse.
Brampton is a range of premium wines for the young and the young at heart.=
Crafted in the Cape Winelands of South Africa by a team of inspired wine creatives, these vivid wines celebrate colourful thinking, doing, seeing, tasting, living. We don't do drab!
Wine should fit your lifestyle. Stimulate thought and ideas. Keep up with your dynamic world. Which is never monotone, but always evolving. And Brampton is for those always aspiring to be better and bolder, unafraid to challenge the status quo and express what makes them unique.
Tall Horse Wine
A Different take on Wine
Since 2005, Tall Horse was a little different because Tall Horsegoes with anything...and anything goes with Tall Horse.
Tall Horse Wines are very well travelled - they are exported to over 40 countries around the world!
THEY’RE NOT JUST YOUR GIRL FRIENDS… THEY’RE YOUR FUNNY, YOUR CRAZY, YOUR SECRET DIARY, YOUR DREAMS, YOUR REALITY CHECK, YOUR COURAGE, YOUR HEART AND YOU WOULDN’T SWAP THAT FOR ANYTHING.
OUR KIND OF SAINTS.
Rib Shack Red
Ribshack Red is a wine made for those who like their wine the way they like their meat: big, red and juicy. With RibShack providing the wine, you are free to decide what you would like to enjoy it with. Perhaps a rack of spare ribs, marinated in your special sauce. Or a steak big enough to make a vegetarian weep. Or how about a stack of juicy chops that’ll have the neighbours’ lambs running to their mothers?
Ribshack Red is not a wine for small appetites or for those who believe in half measures.
Because when flavour is all that counts, you’ve got to go all the way.
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.