Upcoming Tastings

TASTINGS & DINNERS @ DE TRAFFORD We have the following special events to finish off the year at De Trafford and hope you'll be able to join us. 6.00pm FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER – SYRAH INVESTIGATION & CELEBRATION The granitic slopes of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch can produce some of the greatest Syrahs in the world, but so can a few other spots in the Western Cape. We'll revisit our Placemat Collection 2010 where we produced 5 Syrahs from 5 sites from the Swartland to Malgas with exactly the same vinification. We look forward to seeing whether site definition intensifies with age or diminishes and which wines are shining brighter than others. We'll pop into the Northern Rhone with a bit of G

Stellenbosch Syrah Releases

DE TRAFFORD SYRAH 393 2016 We've produced a highly rated Syrah from a small parcel on our farm 393m above sea level on the decomposed granitic slopes of the Helderberg mountain since 1998. Every vintage, even the first from 3 year old vines, has scored more than 90 points in The Wine Spectator and our 2011 remains the highest-scoring SA red wine in history. The 2008 was the Platter Red Wine of the Year and every vintage was awarded at least 4 ½ stars. So what's in the glass though? 2016 was a tough year. The heart of the much publicized 3 year drought in the Western Cape; hot and dry and our earliest harvest ever. It felt like we were making wine in the Swartland! In order to counter the

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