De Trafford Posts

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, […]

New Releases: Our 2014 Syrahs and our 2013 Cabernet Franc

It is always with great excitement that we release our two 2014 Syrahs. Although Cab may be king in Stellenbosch, Syrah is the most exciting red grape in the Cape […]

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 […]

May Newsletter: Harvest report & new releases

Harvest Report 2015 The earliest harvest I’ve been involved with since 1984. Winter 2014 started early with cool & wet weather. Budding was early and exceptionally even. After a normal Spring, the summer was particularly dry […]

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 […]

The Big Blueprint tasting

To celebrate the Platter award and show off how well the Blueprint can age we will be having an informal tasting of 8 vintages at the winery next Friday 14 November […]