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An Exploration of Textures

We don’t get up to Johannesburg very often, so Rita & I are taking the opportunity to introduce 2 personal projects at much the same time and place at NCW in Melville Johannesburg on Wednesday 11 April. Eco printed silk scarves by Rita Trafford Rita’s latest collection of Eco printed silk scarves will be available […]

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EASTER OPEN DAYS

We’ve had our busiest days at the winery over Easter so we open during the week in an effort to help everyone get a slice of Malgas magic. We suggest visiting during the week for a more leisurely experience. Wednesday 28 March Thursday 29 March Friday 30 March Saturday 31 March Open from 10:00 – […]

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Gauteng we are coming to you!

According to the 2011 census, Malgas has a population of 44 people. While I love our sleepy corner of the world, you can’t blame me for wanting to visit up North every now and again! With harvest 2018 wrapped up and safely in barrel (although we are pressing the last bit of red as I […]

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CHARLA’S VINEYARD REPORT

Drought. This has been the word on most peoples lips the past year, from a farmer to an accountant. The past few years, rainfall has slowly declined, and temperatures have gone up. Dam levels continue to decline, as day ‘zero’ approaches. We have to really start changing our way of thinking about our water usages […]

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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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