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Malgas Winery Opening Celebrations

On Saturday 26 April 2014, two long-time customers, Jonathan Westaway and David Eagle and their families arrived at the winery to the happy realisation that they were our first official visitors on our first day of being open to the public. A steady stream of curious visitors followed, despite the miserable weather and we were […]

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Christine Andrews joins Sijnn

Following Waldo’s departure to Australia, we decided to employ a sales & marketing person and teach them to make wine, rather than trying to get a winemaker to do sales & marketing! We’ve seemed to have swopped a good looking George dude with a great sense of humour and a laid back demeanour for a […]

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Wine Spectator features South Africa

South African wine seems to be making progress in terms of the International Wine Market. This July, for the first time ever, Wine Spectator features South Africa. We had a great write up in an article entitled “At a crossroads” and would like to share a short excerp with you. The full article by James […]

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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 […]

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POST HARVEST REPORT 2013

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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