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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, […]

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 […]