De Trafford

0218091611 Mont Fleur Farm Blaauwklippen Rd
Stellenbosch, 7599
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De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The history of wine growing on this mountain farm started with the purchase of the property in 1976 by the Trafford family as inaccessible grazing land. Many of the high altitude slopes were deemed suitable for high quality red grape varieties. Unfortunately, due to the absurd quota restrictions, planting a commercial vineyard had to wait 18 years. In 1983 a small vineyard was established to produce experimental wines - consumed by family and friends! These were our learning curve years ( 1984 - 1991 ), which included lots of help and advice from local winemakers and working experience in France, particularly in the Bordeaux area. – Description from Kursulla

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Syrah

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular and widely planted red grape ... ... lingering finish. 2004 De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch, South Africa(100% Cabernet Sauvignon) Deep ruby in color, with a nose of red berries, a hint of cassis and some cedar. An elegant wine, with a firm tannic structure and good acidity; pretty frui... Read More

    From the article The Capitols of Cabernet


  • De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2004

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    Deep ruby in color, with a nose of red berries, a hint of cassis and some cedar. An elegant wine, with a firm tannic structure and good acidity; pretty fruit-forward on the palate with an explosion of red and black berries in the mid palate and a little cocoa and dried herbs in the smoky finish. Read More

    Wine review by Caroline Henry


  • Tierhoek Chenin Blanc Straw Wine 2006

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    Wine review by judiebugbraune


  • Hospice du Rhone, the brainchild of John Alban, has become Spring's epicenter ... exciting, 92 points. De Trafford Shiraz, 2007Save the bombshell for last, eh?  She was a bombshell indeed, popping and crackling from the bouquet of melted licorice, bittersweet cocoa, blackberry liqueur and sweet toast notes.  The palate is best described as an ... Read More

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  • Amazing estate, with fantastic wines, friendly staff and a gorgeous location.

    Comment by 315206Niel M 315206 Niel M


  • De Trafford Merlot Stellenbosch 2004

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    Anticipate a deep true red color with a nose of bright red berries, cherries and subtle notes of earth, nuts and spices. The wine is full-bodied yet elegantly restrained, and the palate is packed with complex fruit and fine tannins. It is finely textured with a classic long, dry finish. The wine was bottled unfiltered by hand, so expect some sed... Read More

    Wine review by David Kohl


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  • De Trafford Shiraz Stellenbosch 2001

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    Wine review by bemoe


  • De Trafford Merlot Stellenbosch 2004

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