De Trafford Blog

Spring Newsletter

PLATTER RATINGS The 2018 Platter Wine Guide was released on Friday evening. We’re delighted to confirm that we got 4 stars for our Merlot, 4½ stars for our Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

Adapting to drought

I’m often asked how we’re coping with the extreme drought the Western Cape has experienced over the last 2 years and the imminent water restrictions likely this summer. It’s not […]

June newsletter

NEW RELEASES De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2016 The 2016 is quite a stylistic departure due to the extreme weather conditions. One of the hottest, driest and certainly the earliest we’ve […]

2017 Harvest Update

  It’s been an unusual ‘hurry up & wait’ start to harvest 2017. Initially it looked as if it would be almost as early as 2016, the earliest harvest on […]

Our new tasting room hours

After more than 15 years of being open on Friday & Saturday mornings, we’re changing our tasting arrangements slightly. We will no longer be open for tastings on Friday mornings, […]

Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners host their first collective tasting

Kleinood, Keermont and De Trafford, three Stellenbosch wine estates, have collaborated to create a unique wine tasting experience this June. The inception tasting was open to the public and hosted at each […]

Harvest Report 2016

Another fantastic harvest complete. The wines all safely in barrels, quietly finishing off their ferments. The reds hopefully going through malolactic fermentation. This is the 27th year (including a few […]

Vertical Tasting Series 2015

The release of our Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 seems like a great excuse to pull some wine from the cellar and revisit some older vintages. We produced the first vintage Cabernet […]

Wine & Wildebeest Safari 2015 invitation

7-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 An exclusive Safari with De Trafford & Sijnn Kenya has been in the news of late – for all the wrong reasons! The Al Shabab terror attack […]

De Trafford Syrah 393 – a record Wine Spectator score

Yesterday we received the news that our De Trafford Syrah 393 2011 received 96 points in the Wine Spectator. This is the best score ever awarded to a South African […]