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Simonsig History & Location
Situated less than 15 minutes away from the historic town of Stellenbosch, Simonsig Wine Estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch wine region and the Malan family name.
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 Africaʼs first ‘bubbly’ 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 lives on through his sons Francois and Johan, and grandchildren Francois-Jacques, Christelle and Michael – the 2nd and 3rd Malan generations.
A warm welcome awaits at Simonsig Wine Estate where we invite you to taste our range of award-winning wines in a relaxed atmosphere, either on the shaded veranda or inside our Tasting Room. We also have a jungle gym for kids!
Simonsig Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily 10am-4pm except Thu & Fri open late till 6pm (last tasting 30 mins prior).
Guided Cellar Tours: temporarily suspended, will resume when Covid regulations permit.
Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Simonsig Wine Tasting
At Simonsig, the Malan family values drive the Estate’s commitment to producing wines of internationally regarded excellence, expressing the unique and diverse terroir of the Stellenbosch region. We also believe that our wine offering should always be complemented by true Cape hospitality and efficient service.
Our Cuvée Tasting Room is a space where guests can relax under our oak trees in summer, or in front of the fireplace in winter, tasting our wonderful range of wines. We also offer guests the opportunity to ‘sabrage’ at no extra cost – please refer to Tours & Activities below for more information.
Wine Tasting Prices
Simonsig offer a variety of tastings. The ‘Tasting Of The Day’ includes 5 still and sparkling wines for R75pp. The ‘Sparkle with Simonsig’ tasting includes 5 MCCs for R75pp. The ‘Cultivar Selection’ tasting includes 6 of our white and red still wines for R75pp. The ‘Blue Bloods’ tasting includes 7 of our still and sparkling wines for R120pp and our ‘Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice’ tasting includes some of our more unusual wines, 6 for R75pp.
Artisanal cheese or charcuterie platters are available with your tastings, priced from R175 per platter which serves 2.
Please note there is no full service restaurant at Simonsig (only food platters), however the historic town of Stellenbosch is less than 15 minutes drive away.
Simonsig Tours & Activities
Simonsig’s Guided Cellar Tours have unfortunately been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. These will reopen when COVID regulations permit and we will update this page in due course.
For something a little exciting, Simonsig offers guests the opportunity to ‘sabrage’ at no extra cost during your visit. Sabrage is a technique used for opening a champagne bottle with a saber, by sliding the saber along the body seam of the bottle to the lip, to break the top of the neck away. Please ask on arrival for more details.
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