De Trafford Blog

Family trip to Northern Cape & Namibia

We recently got back from our annual family holiday. The first week in the Northern Cape we were joined by Carl Shultz and family (winemaker at Hartenberg Estate for the […]

De Trafford and Sijnn Wines excel in latest Wine Spectator magazine

In an overall very positive report on Cape Wines in the latest edition of the Wine Spectator, De Trafford and Sijnn wines had five wines in the top 20. De […]

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 […]

Travel blog: Belgium & Holland Trip

I was invited by our Dutch importers, Kwast to attend their Jubilee function, celebrating 35 years since Jaap & Elise started their business. I don’t like going away for too […]

Travel Blog: Wine & Wildebeest Safari

A few months ago Rita & I were invited to round up a few of our customers for a ‘Wine & Wildebeest’ trip to the Mara by acclaimed wildlife author-photographers […]

traditional Japanese with fine Sakè

Travel blog: Singapore & Japan 2012

Singapore: Wednesday 29 August – Friday 31 August I arrived in Singapore on Wednesday afternoon after 24 hours of travelling. ‘Taste of Tradition’ are our excellent distributors there since 1997 […]

CWG Book: “Cellarmasters in the Kitchen”

The Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) – founded in 1982 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012 – is an association of South Africa’s top winemakers, committed to maintaining and constantly […]

Wine Spectator: 17 Cape Standouts

This is an extract from the article titled: ’17 Cape Standouts’ as published on by James Molesworth. David Trafford’s South African winery has long been at the forefront of […]