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A Sijnn Celebration

2016 was our 10th vintage at Sijnn, signalling our coming of age to some extent. To celebrate we have arranged a special wine dinner at the Dining Room, a characterful space in Woodstock. Karen Dudley’s menu shows off our two signature wines labelled modestly as Sijnn White 2015 & Sijnn Red 2012. We will also be […]

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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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Renosterveld Weekend: 23-25 September

Together with the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust Rita & David Trafford will be hosting a weekend of renosterveld exploration and wine-tasting in the beautiful Overberg. Come and see why we are supporting this special initiative in our small way. Pack your hiking shoes and join us for guided walks by renosterveld ecologists within two different […]

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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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Pop-up tastings in Swellendam

While we are closed for tastings at the winery & battle with the Liquor Board, we’ve partnered with Field & Fork in Swellendam and plan to have a few pop-up tastings there over the next few weeks. If you find yourself in the area, please do visit us between 11:00-16:00 and taste through our wines. […]

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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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