De Trafford Posts

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 […]

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 – […]

Spring Newsletter: Hail & Hammer

Most people consider, incorrectly in my view, that Spring starts on 1 September in the Cape, but to me it starts when the Paradise Flycatchers arrive back on our farm […]

De Trafford Travels & New Releases

This week we started our pruning with the top of our Mont Fleur Tip-Top Syrah block. The top gets the sun first (at around 10:30 at the moment) and we […]

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 […]

Harvest is upon us!

This season has been particularly interesting and really kept us on our toes, especially in Stellenbosch. We had the highest recorded rainfall ever for August / September combined, getting the […]

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