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New Assistant Winemaker

Charla Haasbroek started with us on Monday. She’s been thrown into the deep end and together with Harry they have already bottled our Mourvedre (yes, a single varietal) & racked the Touriga Nacional to the bottling tank. Charla qualified in 2012 at the University of Stellenbosch and has worked harvests at Kanonkop & Tokara and […]

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2015 Platter Ratings – three 4.5 stars!!

2015 Platter Ratings With all the excitement of the De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2012 receiving Platter 5 stars and awarding us with the Best Red wine of the year Award we haven’t had a chance to highlight our three Sijnn wines that received 4.5 stars. Our Sijnn White 2012, Syrah 2012 and Touriga Nacional 2012 […]

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Christine discovers wines of the world

Towards the end of this year we decided to help Christine learn about international wine and initiated a study programme for her to learn about a different wine region each month or two. We have so far learnt about the Left Bank and Right Bank of Bordeaux focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot respectively. Last month’s […]

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Red Indigo pairs Confit duck with Sijnn Syrah

Chef Benjamin Conradie and Sommelier Eben Bezuidenhoud from Red Indigo (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve) have paired Confit duck leg, beetroot trio, tempura fine beans, spiced Sijnn Syrah jus with the Sijnn Syrah 2012.  Find out why they think this is an ideal pairing, then try the recipe at home and let us know what you […]

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Platters now available at Sijnn Winery

Sijnn Winery is now offering platters filled with locally sourced produce. The platter includes cured meats from Strictly Cured in Robertson, handmade cheeses from Swellendam, Riviersonderend, Ashton & Stilbay. All of this comes with freshly baked bread from the Trading Post in Malgas, olives from Sijnn Winery (made by our Sijnn team) & of course […]

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Christine Andrews joins Sijnn

Following Waldo’s departure to Australia, we decided to employ a sales & marketing person and teach them to make wine, rather than trying to get a winemaker to do sales & marketing! We’ve seemed to have swopped a good looking George dude with a great sense of humour and a laid back demeanour for a […]

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Wine Spectator features South Africa

South African wine seems to be making progress in terms of the International Wine Market. This July, for the first time ever, Wine Spectator features South Africa. We had a great write up in an article entitled “At a crossroads” and would like to share a short excerp with you. The full article by James […]

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John Szabo’s Vintages Preview

We were recently approached by Gradwell Wines in Ontaria, Canada to import our wines. Following a tasting held there John Szabo from Wine Allign rated the wines. He was extremely positive about South Africa as a wine growing country, and particularly about the Sijnn wines. Here’s an extract from the full article: South Africa Re-examined; Seductive […]

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While we struggled in Stellenbosch, we had a dream harvest at Malgas with ideal yields of around 3.5 tons/hectare and ideal ripening conditions for all the weird and wonderful varieties we have there. Our biggest challenges were logistical, with several truck problems and punctures on the long dusty road back to Stellenbosch. Waldo had his […]

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