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An isolated vineyard in Malgas near the mouth of the Breede River (Originally called Sijnn by the indigenous people The Khoisan). A beautiful pioneering wine estate in the middle of nowhere, at the end of a long, dusty, bumpy road at the Southern Tip of Africa. The only first growth appellation in the region, they focus on Mediterranean varietals in incredible soils. The vines are low yielding bush vines, exposed to very dry climatic conditions. Sijnn’s goal is to produce the best Red and White blends from Malgas. A goal they are consistently achieving

Charla Bosman (Winemaker)

 

 But its better to hear it from them…..

 

Their Story

 

A beautiful pioneering wine estate in the middle of nowhere at the end of a long, dusty, bumpy road at the Southern tip of Africa.

When David and Rita Trafford visited the Malgas region for the first time in 2000, they were blown away with the incredible soils specifically in the Lemoentuin area and immediately set about finding a suitable property to purchase.

Today, Sijnn Wines are grown in Malgas along the Breede River – the only first growth appellation in the region.

Sijnn is a true unicorn within the Cape Winelands. Located in Malgas, it was the first growth appellation in the entire region. 15km from the sea, the maritime climate is warm, but not too hot, moderated by southerly winds off the ocean late morning just about every day, especially in summer. Due to the low vigour and low yields from the poor soils and dry climate, all the vines are grown as bush vines, in a natural way adapting to their environment with gentle help from the human hand. 

 

Radford Dale Press Sheet 2019