On Friday, 16 February, wine lovers around the world celebrate International Shiraz Day. Did you know Bellingham was the first South African wine producer to bottle a single-varietal Shiraz in 1951? Since then Shiraz has remained a staple variety in the Bellingham cellar, and our viticultural team’s quest to source the finest, most expressive Shiraz grapes in the country has yielded many award-winning Shiraz wines and blends – like the Bernard Series Organic Syrah, Basket Press Syrah, Small-Barrel SMV and the Homestead Series Shiraz.
With its full-bodied taste and rich flavours, Shiraz wines usually go well with bold, robust dishes like blue cheese burgers or peppery sauced steaks. So make sure you stock up on the best this International Shiraz Day – it could only be Bellingham!