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De Trafford Merlot 2010

How does David Trafford of Stellenbosch cellar DeTrafford do it? At a tasting billed as “Best of SA vs Bordeaux” put on by retailer...

De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2014

When David Trafford of Stellenbosch cellar DeTrafford gets it right, he really gets it right as is the case with his Chenin Blanc 2014. Grapes...

Tim James: Grape variety of the year

I was wondering if I could find the energy, in the midst of late-year-in-Cape-Town torpor, to rustle up a list of my top local...

Sijnn 2010

Sijnn near the settlement of Malgas on the banks of the Breede River some three hours’ drive from Cape Town is about a remote...

Sijnn Syrah 2011

Sijnn has maximum geek appeal. Vineyards planted in Malgas near the mouth of the Breede river, the soils 85% stone on a subsoil of...

Sijnn 2009

To describe the red blend under the Sijnn label from vineyards situated between Malgas and Cape Infanta as “exotic” is something of an understatement....

Sijnn 2008

Sijnn is the original Khoisan word for the Breede River. How precisely to pronounce it is moot, but co-owner David Trafford is happy if...

De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon vertical

Yesterday a tasting of the 1993, 1996 and 2000 through 2009 vintages of De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery is situated on Mont Fleur farm...