Sijnn 2009 Release : A Sublime Vintage from an Extreme Vineyard!

Sijnn label 2009

2009 is considered one of the great vintages in the Western Cape and it was no different at Malgas near the mouth of the Breede River. Now our 3rd vintage from this exciting, extreme vineyard of stones and more stones – round pudding stones on the surface and slate below. We feel the vines are really starting to mature and produce serious quality fruit, even at the tender age of five.

About Kinnegar

Kinnegar Wines was born almost by accident and been growing organically since.

In 1998, I was in the midde of a two year diploma course with the London Wine & Spirits Trust when an opportunity came up to visit South Africa's Western Cape. Naturally, I was keen to avail of the opportunity to learn more about viticulture and winemaking in South Africa.

We had an excellent guide who brought us to a number of the Cape's leading estates including Thelema and De Trafford where we had in depth vineyard and cellars tours. At the end of the day, I wanted to take back some of the wonderful wines we had tasted for our own use. It was not possible to take two or three cases of wine with us on our flight and shipping such a small quantity was more than the cost of wines. So I had the mad idea of shipping a pallet! Clearly, I had to start selling these wines and so began Kinnegar Wines. Ashford Castle took many of the wines and continue to list them and newer arrivals ever since.

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