Abeautiful pioneering wine estate in the middle of nowhere at the end of a long, dusty, bumpy road at the southern tip of Africa. When David and Rita Trafford visited the Malgas region for the first time in 2000, they were blown away by the incredible soils, specifically in the Lemoentuin area, and immediately set about finding a suitable property to purchase.
Sijnn is a true unicorn within the Cape Winelands. Located in Malgas, it was the first growth appellation in the entire region. Situated 15 km from the sea, the maritime climate is warm but not too hot, and moderated by southerly winds off the ocean in the late morning just about every day, especially in summer. Due to the low vigour and low yields from the poor soils and dry climate, all the vines are grown as bush vines, adapting to their environment in a natural way with gentle help from the human hands.