Simonsig Ends Year with a Triple Victory for Cap Classique

Top image: The Simonsig Winemaking Team: From left Hannes Meyer, Debbie Thompson, Johan Malan and Charl Schoeman.

Heading into the final months of 2017, Simonsig Estate is ending the wine calendar as the undisputed champion of Méthode Cap Classique, the bottle-fermented sparkling wine category it pioneered in 1971.


Simonsig’s Heritage Cultivars Shine at International Mundus Vini Wine Competition

Simonsig Wine Estate from Stellenbosch saw two wines made from varieties on which the estate’s reputation was founded each win Gold at this year’s Mundus Vini Wine Competition held in Germany. Gold medals went to Simonsig’s Chenin Blanc 2017 and Redhill Pinotage 2015, both cultivars that have anchored the estate’s reputation for excellence over the years.


#DrinkChenin Day: Pioneering Simonsig Estate’s Chenin Blanc Roots Run Deep

Besides being recognised as the pioneer of Méthode Cap Classique, Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch has its roots firmly grounded in Chenin Blanc. In fact, the maiden Kaapse Vonkel Cap Classique released in 1971 was made from Chenin.


Simonsig Merindol Takes Rare Gold at Syrah du Monde

A single-vineyard Syrah from the Cape‘s 2010 vintage made on Simonsig Estate won one of the few Gold medals awarded at this year’s Syrah du Monde competition in France.


Simonsig Road to Concours Mondial Gold Driven by Diversity

Simonsig Estate’s two Gold Medals won at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is a tribute to the well-known Stellenbosch wine farm’s ability to produce a diverse range of terroir-expressive wines.


Sparkling Kaapse Vonkel and the Oysters from Heaven

Sparkling wine and oysters have traditionally been seen as a match made in heaven, but this combination has reached even greater heights at the new Kaapse Vonkel Cap Classique and Oyster Bar at De Warenmarkt in Stellenbosch.


It’s Brunch Time at Simonsig!

With Cap Classique being the most ideal wine to enjoy at that special meal known as brunch, the wine farm where the first Cap Classique was made will be offering a brunch with a difference on Saturdays.


Simonsig Adds Fruit-Forward Demi Sec to Famous Kaapse Vonkel Range

Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch, the pioneer of wines made in the Méthode Cap Classique style, has added a delectable demi-sec wine to its renowned Kaapse Vonkel range.


Simonsig opens new bubbly and oyster bar in Stellenbosch

A bar serving oysters, champagne and méthode cap classique has opened at De Warenmarkt in Stellenbosch.


Simonsig Sees Lighter Grape Yield, but Superb Quality in the Early Days of 2017 Harvest

Two dry growing seasons in a row, and it is no surprise that grape yields in the Simonsig vineyards are lighter this year.

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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.
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