Get a taste of history as Simonsig opens its doors for its 6th annual Vintage Day Celebrations


The annual Simonsig Vintage Day has become one of the most-anticipated events on the Winelands calendar. Offering not only family-friendly entertainment on the beautiful Simonsig wine estate, but also giving true wine connoisseurs the unique opportunity of sampling a range of historic Simonsig vintages, some dating back to the 90s.

 

Wine farm child reaps the fruits of his labour


Denzel Swartz was destined to work as a labourer on a wine farm but he rose through the ranks to get his dream job.

 

Legend of Frans Malan alive and well as Simonsig turns 50


Top image: Frans Malan in the vineyard at Simonsig

Regular attendees of wine events will have experienced an inspired winemaker or marketer stating that “wine is made in the vineyard”. Which is, with respect, becoming a bit of a cliché.

 

Simonsig Estate Marks 50 years with Commemorative Steen in Magnum


In the year of celebrating its 50th anniversary of making and bottling wine under its own label, pioneering Stellenbosch wine estate Simonsig has released a special commemorative magnum Steen 2017.

 

Simonsig Estate Celebrates 50th Year with Top 100 Wines Ratings


In the year marking 50 years of bottling and labelling its own wine, three of Simonsig Estate’s wines achieved Double Platinum status in this year’s prestigious SA Top 100 Competition, with one adjudged Best in Class.

 

How To Make A Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé Summer Cocktail


There’s nothing quite like a glass of chilled Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé to quench your thirst on a hot summer’s day, except a Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé cocktail of course!

 

Making Waves: The Meteoric Rise Of MCC


“We’ve come a long way over the years” declares Johan Malan, cellar master of Simonsig, the Stellenbosch cellar which pioneered Kaapse Vonkel, the first bottle-fermented sparkling wine in South Africa in 1971. 

 

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.

 
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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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