Simonsig Estate

Stellenbosch Wine Routes


Simonsig estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch wine region, and the Malan family. The late Frans Malan produced the first bottle of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, South Africaʼs first Méthode Cap Classique made in the classic, bottle-fermented style. He was also co-founder of the 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 second and third Malan generations at Simonsig.


White and Dessert Wines

Methode Cap Classique, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, White Blend

Red Wines

Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Red Blend


Simonsig and its people are part of the living history that make up the Stellenbosch wine industry. The Malan family are guided by principles of loyalty, a sense of heritage and pride in tradition. These principles, along with a good dose of old fashioned Cape hospitality, are what makes a visit to Simonsig the experience that it is.