Simonsig Wine Estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch 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 the much-loved Kaapse Vonkel, South Africaʼs first Méthode Cap Classique made in the classic bottle-fermented style. He is also honoured for co-founding 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.
Since bottling their first wine under the Simonsig label in 1968, Simonsig’s wine making philosophy has been to preserve the natural quality of the grapes in the bottle. The team gives each variety the treatment and care necessary to allow for optimum expression of vineyard, site and soil, allowing every wine to carry its fingerprint of uniqueness, excellence and consistent quality.
The name Simonsig means “to see” or “have a view” of the Simonsberg mountain.