Simonsig Estate

Simonsig Wine Estate is founded, owned and managed by the Malan Family of Stellenbosch. Our family played a crucial role in the shaping of the modern wine industry in South Africa, from the establishment of the Stellenbosch Wine Route and the Wine of Origin System to the creation of the Cap Classique Association and Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective. Through our decades of experience and knowledge of our soul we aim to continue to create the joy that our wines bring to people.

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Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar Rosé
Embraced by a delicate string of fine bubbles, this MCC has a bright blush colour. Decadent aromas of candied strawberries and sweet plums are complimented by whimsical flavours of pink peach. This Demi-sec is perfectly balanced by fresh acidity and flair. Exquisite on its own or with your favourite dessert.
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Simonsig Tiara
This is the flagship red wine of Simonsig and reflects the best quality the vintage has delivered. The first Tiara was made in 1990 and upon release in 1992 it was an instant hit being chosen by the Wine of the month club as Wine of the year.
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Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Satin Nectar
The demi sec has an attractive, bright colour and lively mousse in the glass.Lively spring blossoms and ripe summer fruit with hints of caramelised baked apple on the nose, which follows through to a rich, sweetness on the palate. The balance is beautifully maintained by the soft, natural acidity.
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Simonsig Merindol Syrah
This terroir-driven Syrah has a rich, velvet red colour boasting a masculine perfume with a white pepper and cinnamon twist. On the palate it exudes decadent layers of black forest chocolate cake, while tailored tannins capture the aroma of black fruit with hints of liquorice.
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Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé
In 2004 Simonsig winemaker, Johan Malan, created an innovative taste sensation by blending three Pinot Noirs to launch the Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé. This delicious blend contains South Africa’s home-grown varietal Pinotage, in combination with Pinot noir and Pinot Meunier (the two classic red varieties used in Champagne), excluding the 2007 vintage.
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Simonsig Vin de Liza Noble Late Harvest
Light on the palate, while exhibiting complex flavours, this wine displays layers of lemon peel, honeysuckle and preserved fig, with an earthy finish. The wine is well balanced with a fresh acidity running through it, giving it a mineral like texture. The wine is ready to be enjoyed now,but will improve with time.
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Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc
Simonsig first bottled a Sauvignon Blanc in 1978, but it has only been in the last 10 years that the variety has started to reach its full potential.
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Simonsig The GSM
A delicious blend of three classic grape varieties evoking the sensory richness of Southern France. The wine displays a bright ruby red colour with an aroma bursting with juicy red berries with hints of white pepper.
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Simonsig Mr Borio's Shiraz
The sweet spice of Mr. Borio melts with subtle yet remarkable oak notes creating a feast of mouth filling flavours.
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Simonsig Redhill Pinotage
The first red wine Frans Malan, founder of Simonsig Wine Estate, released in 1970 was a Pinotage. In the early seventies he was a pioneer in using new small French oak barriques for his Pinotage. Today, the Redhill Pinotage is made from a vineyard grown on the famous Redhills of Simonsig Estate. The red soil originates from decomposed weathered shale and is regarded to be the best soil for growing premium red wine. This is due to the excellent moisture retention capacity and good drainage.
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Simonsig The Garland
Deep black cherry colour with healthy and youthful rim. The nose exhibits a pot pourri of flavours ranging from Santa Rosa plum, violets, a touch of truffle and forest floor. The tell tale black currant bud and lead pencil herbaceousness adds to the unmistakable Cabernet Sauvignon personality coming from a cooler vintage in the Cape. Delicious sweet, well rounded flavours on the palate are perfectly framed by the seamless fine grained tannins which have softened sufficiently to allow the ripe berry fruitiness to shine through. Spicy clove and vanillin oak notes add to the complexity and lingering aftertaste.
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Simonsig Pinotage
This youthful wine with its deep Persian carpet red, entices with the sweet scented aromas of red berries and just a touch of cinnamon spice. Moulded tannins sculpture the palate with the soft nuances of plum pudding and red cherries. The finish is juicy and delectable.
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Simonsig Cuvée Royale
On a study tour during 1990, Johan Malan travelled to Champagne and returned with the dream of making a Simonsig prestige Cuvée from the finest, most delicate Chardonnay cuvées, capable of long evolution to achieve the pinnacle of Cap Classique quality.
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Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut
Simonsig founder, Frans Malan, was the first producer of bottle fermented sparkling wine in the traditional Methode Champenoise. Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel was the very first Cap Classique released in 1971 and remains a benchmark made from classic Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier varieties.
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Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon
Simonsig has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon since 1976 and achieved early success when the 1977 vintage won the General Smuts trophy after being judged as the Champion Wine of South Africa.
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Simonsig Gewürztraminer
Simonsig Estate was the first cellar to release a Gewürztraminer in South Africa. Its name is derived from Gewürz meaning spice in German and Tramin, a town located in the Trentino Alto Adige region of Northern Italy.
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Simonsig Chardonnay
Simonsig pioneered the first Chardonnay in South Africa and released our first vintage in 1978. More than 30 years of experience has given us the knowledge to combine the best terroir and most suitable Chardonnay clones to create classic, elegant wines. The deep red soils of Simonsig and the cool maritime climate of Stellenbosch is perfectly suited to fully express the nobility of Chardonnay.
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Simonsig Chenin Blanc
Simonsig Chenin blanc was the first wine released by founder Frans Malan in 1968. Over the years this wine has gone from strength to strength. This versatile variety appeals with a bright straw colour and a distinctive presence of passion fruit, watermelon and guava. With a lively acidity it pronounces the fruit and coats the palate with an abundance of kiwi fruit and tropical nuances.
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Simonsig Frans Malan
This legendary Cape Style Blend harnesses the elements of Pinotage Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in an elegant, powerful union. With a deep Persian carpet red colour, the collaboration of the three grape varieties showcases layers of perfume, plums and cranberries.
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Simonsig Chenin Avec Chene
Simonsig Chenin Blanc was the first wine released by founder Frans Malan in 1968. The experience of more than four decades of working with Chenin resulted in this new wine. We realised that Chenin grown on weathered shale gives the most intense perfumed fruit. Gently handled oak enhances the depth of flavour without obscuring the delicious fruitiness. The name means "Chenin with oak".
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Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Bringing together the best features of two fine grape varieties, this ruby coloured wine shows vibrant notes of red berries layered with luscious plums. Hints of cinnamon contribute to the primary fruit sensation, while youthful, yet tame, tannins sooth the palate.
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Simonsig Chenin Blanc 187ml