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.


Simonsig Wines And Asian Flavours Work Perfect Together

Simonsig Wine Estate of South Africa produces an extensive range of formidable red, white and sparkling wines. Renowned as one of the most reputable wine producers in the region, it is owned and operated today by the family of its founder, Frans Malan.


Tim James: On Canteen Wine And Papsak

Did you know that "papsak" was one of five South African words added to the august Oxford English Dictionary in 2015? Why it took them so long to discover this