Top image caption: John and Erica Platter with the Frans Malan Legacy Trophy. They are flanked by, left, Francois-Jacques Malan and Francois Malan, respectively grandson and son of the late Frans Malan.
The much-anticipated second release of Simonsig’s icon wine, The Garland Cabernet Sauvignon, emphasises the features that have made 2009 one of the most lauded vintages in the Cape Winelands’ recent history.
Over a recent dinner with Johan Milan, co-owner and winemaker at Simonsig Wine Estate in South Africa’s renowned Stellenbosch wine region, just east of Cape Town, I tasted through the winery’s current portfolio and learned quite a bit about the history, future, and present day of their operation.
Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan dynasty’s devotion to quality and innovative winemaking. Named after its dramatic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is ideally situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s premier wine region, 45 km east of Cape Town. (021) 888 4900