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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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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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