Named after the majestic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, Simonsig Estate is situated in the famous Stellenbosch Winelands just east of Cape Town. Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set food in the cape in 1688, the Malan family's wine knowledge accumulated over many generations, has equipped them to excel as one of the leading private producers of estate wines in South Africa.
The late Frans Malan, beloved patriarch of the Malan Family and one of the pioneers of the South African wine industry, was not only a craftsman of superior wines, but also introduced numerous Simonsig 'firsts' cementing the estate's stately legacy in the Cape Winelands.
Frans Malan's groundbreaking innovations include South Africa's first Méthode Cap Classique, Kaapse Vonkel, more than 40 years ago. This bottle fermented sparkling wine first produced on Simonsig Estate in 1971, is made in the style of French champagne. He was also a co-founder of the Stellebosch Wine Routes.
Simonsig Wine Estate is synonymous with the history of South African wine industry, the Stellebosch wine region, and the Malan family name.
These elements are intertwined in this family-owned farm, where the late Frans Malan produced the first bottle of our much-loved Kaapse Vonkel, South Africa's first Methode Cap Classique made in the classic bottle-fermented style. He is also honored for co-funding the thriving Stellenbosch Wine Route, a first in its time. Today, his legacy lives on through his sons, Francois and Johan, and grandchildren Francois-Jacques, Christelle and Michael, the 2nd and 3rd Malan generations at Simonsig Wine Estate.
We recognize the importance of sustaining the source of our beautiful products which is why the Estate ascribes to Wieta, BWI, HACCP, IPW and CVC standards that ensure responsible and ethical wine production.
At Simonsig, the Malan family values drive the Estate's commitment to producing wines of internationally regarded excellence, expressing the unique and diverse terroir of the Stellebosch region. We also believe that being a gift of nature made for the enjoyment of people, our wine offering should always be complemented by true Cape hospitality and efficient service.
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