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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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COTE ROTIE TO PRIORAT RESEARCH TRIP

Travel blog by David Trafford In May 2015 this year Simon Farr, our Sijnn partner, Madeline Mehalko, wine buyer for Cru, and I went on an intensive research trip from the north of the Northern Rhone, down the Rhone valley to Chateau Neuf du Pape, across the south of France to Riversaltes and Banyuls, before crossing […]

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Sijnn makes Irish news

David Trafford presented his wines at the excellent Stanley’s Wine Bar. Tomas Clancy wrote a great article in the Sunday Business Post: 24 May 2015 by Tomas Clancy Raising vineyards is like raising children, says bespoke South African winemaker David Trafford. “You don’t need a degree to raise a child. What you need is love, […]

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Ratings update

We recently received some new ratings we are extremely proud of. Jancis Robinson: Sijnn 2010                             16.5 Syrah 2012                            16.5 Touriga Nacional 2012      17 Wine Spectator, tasted by […]

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New Releases

We’re really excited about the release of our Sijnn 2010 & Sijnn White 2013, as well as our intriguing Saigneè 2013. Sijnn 2010Our signature red blend. 2010 was an exceptional vintage in Malgas (not as hot as Stellenbosch) and one of the few vintages we included everything in the blend. It is a little more approachable […]

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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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