floating menu


RSS feed for this section

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 […]

Continue Reading


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 […]

Continue Reading

Stirring the lees with James Molesworth

James Molesworth, Senior Editor from Wine Spectator visited the farm recently. Due to the location of the vineyards we’ve had very few visitors to Malgas so we were delighted that James found the time in his schedule to visit. He wrote a very encouraging blog on his visit. Wine Spectator subscribers can read the entire […]

Continue Reading

Sommelier Miguel Chan rates Sijnn 2009 92 Points

Sommelier Miguel Chan is the group sommelier for the Tsogo Sun Hotels and runs an independent blog where he tastes South African and International wines. These are his tasting notes (Also available online):Wine venture by highly praised De Trafford winery of Stellenbosch in the Swellendam district an extreme vineyard at Malgas ward the only vineyard within […]

Continue Reading