Most of the Sijnn vineyards are based on soils with a combination of these alluvial deposits on the Bokkeveld shale base – balancing intensity and structure with aromatic complexity and finesse. These very poor, complex soils encourage a deep root system, and low growth and low yield giving rise to intense, complex wines of great individual character.
Our core range includes our Sijnn Red Blend, Sijnn White and Sijnn Saignee. More recently we started bottling straight varietals separately. These have been received very well and the range now includes a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional, among other limited edition bottles.
An exciting new vineyard between the tiny hamlet of Malagas and Cape Infanta, at the mouth of the Breede River – called Sijnn by the original Khoisan inhabitants. Perched on a plateau of slate and rolled stones, about 15km from the southern oceans of Africa. At this stage there are no other vineyards within a 40 km radius, the closest being those inland around Swellendam and along the coast of Elim. A new ward, Malgas, has been formed, applicable from the 2010 vintage.
An exciting new vineyard between the tiny hamlet of Malagas and Cape Infanta, at the mouth of the Breede River – called Sijnn by the original Khoisan inhabitants. Perched on a plateau of slate and rolled stones, about 15km from the southern oceans of Africa. The wines were previously made by the De Trafford team in Stellenbosch, but a winery has been built at the vineyard in time for the 2015 harvest.
At Sijnn, beyond our classic blends, we are always experimenting in our cellar. In recent years, we've introduced varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier and Syrah into the rocky shale soil. The result is always a wine that stands out from the crowd. As we produce wines in limited quantities, not all previous vintages are available. However, you can join our Sijnn Society to have access to some library stock from time to time.