Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014: New Robe for an Old Classic

The latest release of Simonsig’s acclaimed Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs, the premier offering in this pioneering estate’s Cap Classique portfolio, has been released in spectacular new packaging accentuating the prestigious image and quality of this acclaimed sparkling wine. The Cuvée Royale 2014, made from Chardonnay grapes grown on the Stellenbosch estate, is characterised by an opulent and exuberant structure with bracing freshness, the result of this wine spending five years aging on the yeast in the bottle, as per the tradition of the great houses of Champagne.


Simonsig Classics Shine with top-ratings in 2019 Tim Atkin Report

With three wines rated 93 points and above and an array of wines rated 90pts and higher, Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report represents the ethos of Simonsig Estate. In his latest report Tim Atkin MW, accorded a 94pt score to Simonsig’s flagship Bordeaux-style blend Tiara 2015 with the estate’s acclaimed Redhill Pinotage 2017 and its Cuveé Royale MCC 2014 each scoring a commendable 93pts.


Charl Schoeman: Keeping a Cool Head for Bubbly at Simonsig

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A brief chat with Charl Schoeman, the newly appointed white winemaker who is also responsible for the Cap Classique production at Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch, gives one a glimpse of the seldom mentioned logistical challenges in the winemaking process.


Meet The Winemakers At Unwined & Dine At The President Hotel

Set in Bantry Bay and surrounded by breathtaking sea views, guests can enjoy superb wines, live music and an unforgettable culinary evening.


Simonsig Redhill Pinotage Nets Absa Top 10 For Seventh Time

The iconic Redhill Pinotage from premier Stellenbosch estate Simonsig won its seventh Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy last week, making this one of the most consistently lauded wines in the history of this prestigious competition.


Kuils River’s Kelly-marie Jacobs Appointed As Zonnebloem’s White Winemaker

Kelly-Marie Jacobs, 30, says she first fell in love with the trade when she read a magazine article about winemaker Debbie Thompson


Michael Fridjhon: A Toast To The Work Behind A Sip Of Fine Wine From Independent Producers

After painstaking work over more than 40 years, Overgaauw?s 2015 DC Classic is the first of their wines from virus-free vineyards


Michael Malan, 3rd Generation Winemaker on Simonsig

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As the grandson of the Simonsig legend Frans Malan, Michael Frans Malan is one of the few third generation winemakers in Stellenbosch. Michael joined the Simonsig team in 2017 after gaining experience in Italy, Australia and South Africa and was appointed red winemaker this year working under cellarmaster Debbie Thompson and his father, Johan, who is Simonsig’s Director of Wine.


#traveltuesday: Take A Trip Into The Winelands

The second-oldest town in South Africa nestled in the heart of South Africa's wine lands, Stellenbosch is a mix between charming and modern.


Debbie Thompson Takes Over Role of Cellar Master at Simonsig Estate

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In her 20th year at Simonsig Estate in Stellenbosch, Debbie Thompson has been promoted to cellar master at this revered and pioneering third-generation winery. Thompson takes over the role of cellar master from Johan Malan under whom she has worked since joining Simonsig in 1999.