Interview with Stephanie de Wet, Chef at Cuvée Restaurant on Simonsig Wine Estate

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Cap Classique Industry Toasts John and Erica Platte with Legacy Award

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.


Simonsig’s The Garland 2009 is the Ultimate Tribute to a Magnificent Vintage

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.


Simonsig Wine Estate: A Groundbreaking South African Producer

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 Merindol Takes Rare Gold at Syrah du Monde

A single-vineyard Syrah from the Cape‘s cool 2008 vintage made on Simonsig Estate won one of the few Gold medals awarded at this year’s Syrah du Monde competition in France.


Simonsig Estate Reds Shine at SA Top 100 Wines

Three red wines in Simonsig Estate’s Malan Family Selection achieved places in this year’s prestigious Top 100 Wines Competition, including one wine adjudged Best in Class. Simonsig Frans Malan 2014, a blend of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot named after Simonsig’s founder, topped the Cape Blend Class.


Simonsig Estate’s Flagship Takes Gold at Wine Label Awards

Simonsig Estate’s flagship wine, The Garland Cabernet Sauvignon, garnered one of only two gold awards presented at the recent Wine Label Design Awards, sponsored by Rotolabel.


Treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Day picnic with Luna Paige at Simonsig

Afrikaans songstress Luna Paige will be performing a selection of her acclaimed songs at a picnic concert on the Simonsig Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, on Valentine’s Day, 14 February.


Hot and dry summer leads to Simonsig’s earliest harvest ever

Lower than normal winter rainfall in the Western Cape coupled with hot, dry conditions in spring and early summer has led to Simonsig Estate commencing its earliest harvest season on record.


Cuvée Restaurant at Simonsig gets new chef and seasonal flavours

A new chef and fresh seasonal menu are ready to welcome visitors to Cuvée. Chef Carolize Coetzee, who began as sous chef at Cuvée last year, has taken over the culinary reins at this popular eatery on the Stellenbosch Wine Route which also sports a revamped casual ambience.

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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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