Simonsig Wine Estate – a jewel in the Stellenbosch Wine Crown…

The Malan Family of Simonsig Wine Estate
Francois & Johan in front, Michael, Christelle & Francois-Jacques

Simonsig is the first  wine estate you think of when you think Stellenbosch. Well I certainly do, our relationship goes back to 1977 when Madeleine, my wife ran the Tasting and Sales Venue on this Koelenhof Wine Estate. Simonsig is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, and the Malan family name, all three generations.

Frans & Liza Malan, founders of Simonsig Wine Estate

These elements are intertwined in this family-owned farm, where the late Frans Malan produced the first bottle of our much-loved Kaapse Vonkel, South Africa’s first Méthode Cap Classique made in the classic bottle-fermented style. He is also honoured for co-founding the thriving Stellenbosch Wine Route, a first in its time. Today, his legacy and that of his wife Liza lives on through his sons, Francois – Vineyardist and Johan – Production Director, and grandchildren Francois-Jacques, Christelle and Michael, the 2nd and 3rd Malan generations at Simonsig Wine Estate.

Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 2015

A visit to Simonsig is a bit like a one-day destination. Enough to keep you there for the best part of a day.

Cellarmaster Debbie Thompson extolling the virtues of her wines to a guest in The Tasting Room

The Wine Tasting Venue offers well trained Brand Ambassadors expertly pouring tastings of the sublime Simonsig Wines. Wines emanate from the Cellar under the guiding hand of Debbie Thompson, Simonsig Cellarmaster. The now iconic range of the pioneering Kaapse Vonkel Méthode Cap Classique Sparklers is made by Charl Schoeman.

Perfect Cuvée offering, Chalmar Sirloin, Béarnaise Sauce, Duck Fat Potatoes

The Cuvée Restaurant is well established as one of the go-to eateries in Stellenbosch.  Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, and Tapas on Friday from 16h00 to 20h00.

Do follow Simonsig on Facebook and Twitter as they often offer wine specials and there are the occasional special occasions for families.Smonsig The Garland 2011 – a truly great wine

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