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FESTIVE SEASON OPENING TIMES

The sleepy Malgas region becomes a hive of activity over the summer school holidays and we can be overwhelmed by visitors to the winery. Apart from being open every Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm, we have the following opening times, so that everyone can have an enjoyable visit and an opportunity to buy some wine: Wednesday […]

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Jancis Robinson rates our new vintages

Earlier this month Charla traveled to the UK to attend the ‘New Wave’ tasting which was by all accounts a great success. “New Wave South Africa could have been dubbed South Africa: The Next Generation, turning the spotlight predominantly on a new breed of young, exciting winemakers, keen to rip up the rulebook and make […]

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Charla’s Saturday Night Braai’s

After an incredible and intense trip of fine-dining and visiting restaurants that serve our wine in the UK, Germany & Ireland, Charla is back on home turf and savouring the slightly slower pace at Sijnn. Nothing says welcome home like a good old steak braai… You are invited to come and enjoy some special older […]

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Wine & Wildebeest Safari, Kenya

AUGUST 18-25, 2018 THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION David & Rita Trafford of award-winning De Trafford Estate & Sijnn Wines, along with world-renowned wildlife authors & photographers Daryl & Sharna Balfour, invite you to join them on a spectacular and exclusive wine & wildebeest migration safari in Kenya’s acclaimed Maasai Mara National Reserve in August next year […]

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FRANCE TRIP 2017 – by Charla Haasbroek

After a lot of planning done by Simon Farr, our UK partner, we received our final itinerary for our trip to Bordeaux and Loire valley, and boy oh boy were we excited to get on that plane. This was a first visit to France for me; both David and Simon have been there before. So, […]

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Harvest Report 2017 – by Charla Haasbroek

Harvest is a time filled with so many motions, emotions and feelings. It is the time of year which we all work towards and when it is done we can’t believe it is actually over. A few days before we pick, my stomach usually turns upside down, a few times, with excitement yet many nerves […]

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A Vertical Tasting

As a relatively young (10 year old) winery, we enjoy taking the time to taste through our previous vintages and see how they are developing. On 22 March we invited a handful of guests and opened our vintages going back to 2008, paired with an international benchmark. Apart from the evening being a lot of […]

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A taste of harvest

Come and experience harvest in Malgas this Saturday 11 February anytime from 9:00 to 15:00 to see how our beautiful wines are made using our traditional methods: handpicking, basket presses, punchdowns… the good old way! We will of course have our vintner platters for sale and tastings available throughout the day. There is no charge […]

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Festive Opening Hours

We are very excited to announce our opening hours for the holidays: Wednesday 21 – Saturday 24 December Wednesday 27 – Friday 30 December Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 January Open from 10:00 – 15:00 for wine tastings & sales. Also serving our delicious vintner platters. We look forward to seeing you on our patio […]

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New vintage releases

Great wines need time. Imagine a producer who instead of spending money on fancy equipment, entrance gates, paved roads and landscaping, chose to invest in wine time. That’s what we are aiming for… We’ve found that our Sijnn wines really need time and the challenge is to split the patience between ourselves & our customers! […]

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