7 Aug 2020

Online Interactive Wine Tastings:  Part 9b South African Winemaker Series

Online Masterclass, Edinburgh


***see below for £10 discount on this series***


Charla Bosman Sijnn Malgas South AfricaDavid Trafford Sijnn Malgas South Africa


FRIDAY 7 AUGUST 2020 6.30PM 


Winemaker Charla Bosman & owner David Trafford run the pioneering Sijnn winery - at the end of a long and bumpy dirt road 40km from Swellendam on the Cape South Coast (230km east of Cape Town).  Nestled near the small town of Malgas, on the banks of the Breede river, it is the only winery in Malgas area.  The name Sijnn (pronounced Seine) is derived from the Khoisan word, meaning 'riverbank'.    

30 year old Charla Bosman runs the wine estate with a small team, living on the farm with her husband, baby, a few dogs and chickens.  She has been resident winemaker here since 2015, having worked at Kanonkop and Tokara in South Africa as well as in California and Portugal.  Owner David Trafford is a pioneer - architect by trade who fell in love with wine and is owner/winemaker at De Trafford in Stellenbosch.  He discovered the Malgas site in 2000, when he stumbled upon this piece of land which was for sale - it was an old ostrich and wheat farm.  The soils reminded him of Chateauneuf du Pape and Douro in Portugal.  These are extreme vineyards and incredible soils.

The first 10 hectares of vines were planted in 2003 and first wine made in 2007 - and they now have 25 hectares under bush vines.  Wines are made with minimal intervention.  The wines are imported by Raeburn Fine Wines.

Sijnn Malgas South Africa

Sijnn Malgas South Africa


Charla Bosman & David Trafford will join us to talk about Sijnn's vineyard and taste through 4 of the wines:

Sijnn White Blend 2017  (Chenin Blanc/Viognier/Roussanne)

Sijnn Red Blend 2016  (Syrah/Touriga Nacional/Trincadeira/Mourvedre/Cabernet Sauvignon)

Sijnn Red Blend 2012  (Syrah/Touriga Nacional/Mourvedre/Trincadeira)

Low Profile Red 2017  (Syrah/Mourvedre/Touriga Nacional/Trincadeira)



You get a mixed case of the above 4 bottles of wine (please note that the approximate retail value is £98) delivered by Raeburn Fine Wines + the chance to join the above online tasting which will be hosted by Rose Murray Brown MW.  The tasting will last 1 hour+. 

It offers a fun relaxed way to learn about wine in the comfort of your own home, discover a new Cape vineyard region & meet up-and-coming Cape winemakers.

When you make your booking please ensure you put your FULL delivery address including postcode and a contact telephone number to help us with deliveries.

Delivery offered only to U.K. mainland addresses - if you would like a quotation for delivery outside UK mainland - please contact Rose.

Please note: one ticket per household, but please share the same screen.

Participants must be over 21 years of age.



Buy Sijnn Winery online tasting below on our website: £110

****SOLD OUT****



Join both our South African Winemaker Tastings
Winemaker Series Part 9a:  Fri 31 July 2020 6.30pm with Creation Wines (normal price £98)
Winemaker Series Part 9b:  Fri 7 August 2020 6.30pm with Sijnn Winery (normal price £110)

Total £208 - discounted to £198

DISCOUNT TOTAL: £198 (payment by bacs or cheque only) 

EMAIL ROSE DIRECT TO BOOK WITH THIS DISCOUNT: masterclass@rosemurraybrown.com

The Venue

Via Zoom