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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.


Vintage Day Offers Chance To Taste The Simonsig Wine Icons Of Yesteryear

Wine-lovers and collectors will once again be given a rare chance to taste and buy older vintages of wines made on Simonsig, one of Stellenbosch’s oldest and best-known wine estates. The seventh Simonsig Vintage Wine Day is to be held on the Estate on Friday 2 August where visitors can taste a range of specially selected wines representing Simonsig’s finest vintages of the new millennium and a handful of gems from the 1990’s.


#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


6 Reasons to visit Simonsig this festive season

It’s summertime in the Cape Winelands, and as the days get longer and warmer, we invite you to linger on our lawns with a glass of Simonsig in your hand. We have a number of events and activities planned over the next two months, from Jazz on the Lawn and our monthly First Fizzday to Carols by Candlelight and an end of year bash to send the year out in style. Read more below, and do come and join us.


First Fizzday is back at Simonsig Wine Estate

Join Simonsig on the first Thursday of every month when they open their farm to the public for a sunset-celebration of Cap Classique with live music, delicious wines and an array of delectable festival foods from Cuvée. Bring your friends and family, unwind on our lawns and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Entrance is free, and R20 gets you a wine glass.


Simonsig bubbly rises to the top at the 2018 Amorim MCC Challenge

It’s that time of year when the corks pop and the bubbly is poured for the annual Amorim MCC Challenge, now in its 17th year.  And what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring, than with a line-up of great local MCCs!


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.

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