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November 28, 2007

Featured Design: Bellingham Splashes Out

Posted in: Wine Label Design

A whole new era of Bellingham has arrived. The new look labels and exciting modern rendition of the classic range are set to place Bellingham wines well into the 21st Century in true style.

The label is clean and minimalist, with beautiful hand-crafted typography creating an elegant and refined design. The modern styling sits comfortably alongside a sketch of Bellingham’s old cellar (circa 1693) exuding the rich history and tradition of our wines.

In many ways, there is nothing new about Bellingham. In fact, Bellingham has a history of some 300 years. Through the ages the story of Bellingham is laced with a splash of vision, a dash of courage and plenty of passion.

It was Bernard Podlashuk (known fondly as ‘Pod’) who placed Bellingham on the world wine map. This adventurous and spirited young man purchased the Bellingham farm in 1943. Together with his wife Fredagh, they immediately set about replanting the vineyards and restoring the Manor House. Pod’s ambition for Bellingham extended way beyond the ordinary quality and limitations of South African wine of that time.

It’s reassuring to know that the tenacity and innovative vision that inspired Pod to make such ground breaking wines is still alive and well in the Bellingham Cellar.

Source: www.wine.co.za

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