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Simonsig Wine Estate – A family tradition for fine wines.

Simonsig – Fine wines made in the Malan family tradition

The home of Kaapse Vonkel – M矇thode Cap Classique – sparkling wine made in the traditional French bottle-fermented style. Home to the foresighted late Frans Malan and now the 3rd generation Malan family.

A little about Simonsig Wine Estate

In South Africa, few wine estates and winemakers have had such a profound influence, as Simonsig and Frans Malan on the wine industry. With the foresight of Frans Malan, this estate was a South African pioneer of the first commercially available M矇thode Cap Classique – the classic French bottle fermented wine.

Frans Malan, from Simonsig is also known for his part in establishing the first wine route in South Africa. Together Simonsig, Spier and Delheim, comprised the first three estates on the Stellenbosch wine route.

Exceptional red wine includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and red blends.

Wines well worth tasting!

Simonsig Wine Estate at a glance

Wines of note

  • (Cabernet Sauvignon) The Garland Range,
  • (Merindol Syrah) Malan Family Selection,
  • (Redhill Pinotage) Malan Family Selection,
  • (Tiara Bordeaux Blend) Malan Family Selection
  • (Chenin Avec Chene) Malan Family Selection
  • (Cuvee Royale) Cap Classique Range
  • (Kaapse Vonkel Brut) Cap Classique
  • (Straw Wine) Dessert wine


Charl Schoeman – Effervescent wines – Cap Classique
Michael Malan Red wine


Johan Malan


 Malan Family Trust

Reasons to visit

  • Wine tasting of excellent red wine and the famous Cap Classique effervescent wines – knowledgeable staff
  • Exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Cap Classique and Dessert wine,
  • Historical vineyard, of pioneering and award-winning wines
  • Family-friendly hospitality
  • Modern tasting cellar and alfresco tasting.

Best time to visit

This is an all-year destination, with a winter fireplace and alfresco (outside) summer tables.

What to do at Simonsig Wine Estate

Highlights of the estate

  • Unique, historical Cap Classique wines
  • Wine tasting of award-winning reds and Cap Classique
  • Cellar Tours
  • Views toward Table Mountain

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting
  • Cellar Tours
  • Platters


  • Several outdoor activities are available in the area, such as hiking and mountain biking, as well as walking through the historic university town of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.


Simonsig Wine Estate presents itself as an upmarket hospitable vineyard.


No regular festivals.

Contact Wine Estate

website: Simonsig
Contact: Enquiries
Tel: +27218884900

Social Media

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Wine tasting

Opening hours: 

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursdays and Fridays
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday, Saturdays and Public Holidays

Closed on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day

More vineyards on the Stellenbosch wine route

Stellenbosch Wine Route

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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