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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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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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Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

We were delighted with our Sijnn /Awa 2014 which was sold on auction at the annual Cape Winemakers Guild auction on 1 October 2016. A delicious individual expression of Syrah enveloped with great Mourvedre. We believe the R1000 per bottle price received was well worth it, but we appreciate the trust shown by our buyers […]

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RSG ‘Reis sonder grense’ visits Sijnn

Johan Rademan from RSG radio visited us at Sijnn and interviewed Elizabeth, Harry and Magrieta. Elizabeth explained the name ‘Sijnn’ and how she found herself at Sijnn. She suggests enjoying the Sijnn 2010 with a good seafood potjie. Harry introduced Johan to the cellar and our traditional winemaking techniques. He also explained why we farm […]

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New Ratings: Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson MW has been writing about wine since 1975 and is responsible for many reference books on wine including the Oxford Companion to Wine and, with Hugh Johnson, The World Atlas of Wine. We received the following scores out of 20: Sijnn 2010: 17 Malgas 42% Syrah, 27% Touriga Nacional, 27% Mourvedre, 10% Trincadeira, […]

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The next chapter: planting more vines

This blog is somewhat of a photographic journey of an important new chapter for us – planting more vineyards. Our first vines were planted in 2004, a small selection of cultivars that was decided on after digging more than 200 profile holes and many hours of research. You can have a look at the vine […]

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Charla’s Harvest Report 2016

“It is a lot better second time around.” -Vini Dawson This year was our second harvest in the cellar, and it surely was a bit easier second time round. Not only was it better weather wise, but we were more familiar with the cellar, and we had, in a way, found our feet. What a […]

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Extended opening hours

Last year over the festive season, we were overwhelmed by how busy we were at the Sijnn winery. This year we have a threefold plan to offer a better visitor experience. We will be open more days, have more staff on duty and cut out the lunch platters the week before & after Christmas. Our […]

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