Simonsig Winery - Stellenbosch / South Africa
The roots of this South African winery go back to 1688, when Jacques Malan, a South-French Huguenot, arrived at the Cape and co-founded the South African viticulture. In the 1950s, Frans Malan finally founded his Simonsig winery at the foot of Simonsberg ("Simons-Sicht").
French wine-growing tradition at the Cape
Frans Malan was the first winegrower to plant Chardonnay in South Africa and produced the country's first "champagne" (Kaapse Vonkel) in 1971 and was one of the reasons for the Stellenbosch Wineroute. He also started early on with new blending of Pinotage and international grape varieties. The 210-hectare Simonsig winery is now managed by his three sons, making it one of the best-known and most award-winning wineries in the Cape, and no one has received any more medals in the last 10 years than Simonsig at Veritas, the most important national wine tasting competition.
More information about Simonsig
|Company Name:||Simonsig Wine Estate|
|Street:||Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch District|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+27 21 888 4900|
|Year of Incorporation:||1968|
|Company Group:||Simonsig Wine Estate|
|Company Owner:||Familie Malan|