De Trafford Blog

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 […]

Platter 5 Star & Red Wine of the year

Platter Five Stars & Red Wine of the year Something of a David vs. Goliath story as our Blueprint Syrah 2012 received the award for the Platter Red Wine of […]

CWG Auction 2014

We were delighted with the success of our CWG Auction. Our De Trafford Perspective fetched an average price of R869 a bottle and the De Trafford Merlot 2009 R545 – […]

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 […]