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    Winery Simonsig from Stellenbosch

    Simonsig-Estate

    Stellenbosch, located 50 km east of Cape Town, is today considered the capital of winegrowing in South Africa. The slopes of the Helderberg and Simonsberg are the most sought-after locations for growing wine. With its granite and sandstone weathered soils they form the perfect basis for wine production. Warm summers and cold winters and the "Cape Doctor" wind also have a very positive effect on the ripening process of the grapes.

    Grape variety mirror in South Africa

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    Important red grape varieties are above all Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and the autochthonous grape variety Pinotage. In addition to these:

    • Cinsault
    • Ruby Cabernet
    • Cabernet Franc
    • Pinot Noir
    • Malbec

    The most important grape variety in South Africa, however, is white and accounts for almost 20% of the total area under vines. Chenin Blanc is also called Steen in South Africa. Other important white varieties are:

    • Sultana (a table grape which is also used in wine growing)
    • Colombard
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Chardonnay
    • Sémillon
    • Cape Riesling
    • Viognier

    Simonsig-Sabrage

    French winegrowing tradition in the Cape

    The Simonsig Wine Estate is strongly linked to the history of winegrowing in South Africa. The roots of the estate go back to 1688, when Jacques Malan, a Huguenot from Southern France, arrived at the Cape and co-founded the South African wine industry. Finally, in the 1950s, Frans Malan founded his Simonsig winery at the foot of the Simonsberg ("Simons view").

    Frans Malan was the first winemaker in South Africa to plant Chardonnay and in 1971 produced the country's first "champagne" (Kaapse Vonkel) using the Champenoise method and is one of the reasons for the Stellenbosch Wineroute. Quite early on he also began to make new blends of Pinotage and international grape varieties.

    The-Winemakers-Johan-Malan-Debbie-Thompson-Hannes-Meyer-Charl-Schoeman

    In the meantime, the 210-hectare Simonsig Winery is managed by his three sons and is thus one of the most famous and most awarded wineries in the Cape. In the last 10 years, no one has won more medals at the most important national tasting competition Veritas than Simonsig.

    Debbie Thompson, oenologist from Namibia, has been making a decisive contribution to this for several years. Thanks to the knowledge and inspiration of her mentor Johann Malan, she was awarded the title "Woman Winemaker of the year" in 2005.

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    Chenin Blanc 2020 - Simonsig
    Chenin Blanc 2020 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    6.50 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.67 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-WW-CB-001-12
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    Kaapse Vonkel Brut Methode Cap Classique 2018 - Simonsig
    Kaapse Vonkel Brut Methode Cap Classique 2018 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    13.90 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.53 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-SW-001-11
    Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2018 - Simonsig
    Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2018 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    6.39 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.52 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-BL-001-12
    Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé Methode Cap Classique 2018 - Simonsig
    Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé Methode Cap Classique 2018 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    12.89 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€17.19 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-SW-002-12
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    3er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Chenin Blanc 2020 - Simonsig
    3er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Chenin Blanc 2020 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    18.59 €* €19.19 *
    Content 2.25 liter(s) (€8.26 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-WW-CB-001-3X-PKT
    Tiara Bordeaux Blend 2016 - Simonsig
    Tiara Bordeaux Blend 2016 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    16.90 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€22.53 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-BL-003-09
    Merindol Syrah 2017 - Simonsig
    Merindol Syrah 2017 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    27.91 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€37.21 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-SY-001-08
    Pinotage 2017 - Simonsig
    Pinotage 2017 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    8.98 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.97 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-PI-001-11
    Redhill Pinotage 2017 - Simonsig
    Redhill Pinotage 2017 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    19.90 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€26.53 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-PI-002-09
    Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - Simonsig
    Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    8.99 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.99 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-WW-SB-001-13
    Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Simonsig
    Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    11.69 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.59 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-CS-001-10
    Chenin Blanc & Pinotage Rosé 2019 - Simonsig
    Chenin Blanc & Pinotage Rosé 2019 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    8.90 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.87 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RO-BL-001-19
    Frans Malan Cape Blend 2016 - Simonsig
    Frans Malan Cape Blend 2016 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    19.90 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€26.53 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-BL-004-09
    Chardonnay 2018 - Simonsig
    Chardonnay 2018 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    10.50 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€14.00 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-WW-CH-001-16
    The Garland 2011 - Simonsig
    The Garland 2011 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    59.99 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€79.99 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-RW-CS-001-09
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    6er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Chenin Blanc 2020 - Simonsig
    6er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Chenin Blanc 2020 - Simonsig
    Simonsig
    36.89 €* €38.40 *
    Content 4.5 liter(s) (€8.20 * / 1 liter(s))
    70015-ZA-WW-CB-001-6X-PKT
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    More information about Simonsig

    Address
    Company Name:Simonsig Wine Estate
    Street:Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch District
    City:7605 Koelenhof
    Country:South Africa
    Region:Stellenbosch
    Continent:Africa
    Contact & Web
    Website:http://www.simonsig.co.za/
    E-mail:[email protected]
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SimonsigWines
    Telephone:+27 21 888 4900
    Localisation
    Simonsig
    Company
    Year of Incorporation:1968
    Company Group:Simonsig Wine Estate
    Company Owner:Familie Malan
    Wine
    Cultivated Area:Stellenbosch
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