Stellenbosch is one of South Africa's premium wine growing regions. Together with Franschhoek and Paarl it forms the country's biggest wine region called the Cape Winelands. The Stellenbosch wine region is known for its fine wines and centuries-old wine estates steeped in history and tradition. The famous Stellenbosch wine route that boasts of these incredible wineries is the result of the efforts by local wineries including the family owned winery, Simonsig founded by Jacques Malan.
Ever since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape Winelands in 1688, the Malan family has been accumulating wine knowledge throughout the generations. Today, they’re one of the leading private producers of estate wines, and you can experience all the flavours first hand.
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 groundbreaking innovations including co-finding the Stellenbosch Wine Route and producing South Africa’s first Méthode Cap Classique, a bottle fermented sparkling wine made in the style of French champagne.
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 Stellenbosch region. Taste their range of award-winning wines in a relaxed atmosphere, either on the shaded veranda or inside their elegant Tasting Room. Discover the secrets behind producing some of the best wines of South Africa on an exclusive wine tasting experience at the beautiful estate.