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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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The Chenin Blanc Picnic

We can hardly think of a better way to spend a Sunday than celebrating Chenin. Debi van Flymen CWM, who does our sales & distribution in Johannesburg, is hosting a fun Sunday Chenin picnic. She’s selected various Chenin Blanc / Chenin based blends in different styles and from different wine growing regions to offer an […]

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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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