At Bellingham we believe that grapes should be allowed to speak for themselves, which is why we follow a minimal intervention approach, respecting the fruit all the way through wine preparation. To this end we combine time-honoured methods with calculated technological expertise to arrive at premium wines that serve as a showcase for our vibrant terroir.
Heinie grew up on a farm where he developed a passion for viticulture at a young age. After he completed his studies in viticulture at Elsenburg, he started his career at Bosman Family Vineyards, where he had the privilege to expand his knowledge in viticulture for 9 years. In 2013 he started working at Perdeberg Cellar as viticulturist, allowing him the opportunity to work with a diverse group of growers and terroir.
He now oversees a wide number of vineyard growers ensuring viticulture practices are followed in order to produce grapes that reflect the best of their terroir. Over the years Heinie has learnt to understand the critical link between quality grapes and wine and has a major passion for premium wine.