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Simonsig

Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
+27 21 888 4900
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Ranked #40 of 108 Activities in Stellenbosch
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence shaped by the Malan Family's devotion to quality and innovative winemaking. Named after its dramatic views of the Simonsberg Mountain, the estate is ideally situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa's premier wine region, 45 km east of Cape Town. Tasting & Tours: Taste and learn more about our award winning wines from our knowledgeable team at our tasting room, set amidst the tranquil gardens on the estate. As a founding member of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, Simonsig enjoys widespread popularity and attracts visitors from all over the world. With a cosy fire crackling in the tasting room during winter or flutes of chilled Kaapse Vonkel served on the cool, shady veranda during summer, we welcome our visitors to cellar tour experiences all year round. Opening Hours Tasting and Wine Sales Mon to Fri: 08:30 - 17:00 Saturdays & Public Holidays: 08:30 - 16:00 Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00 Closed on Christmas, New Year's Day & Good Friday Cellar Tours Mon to Fri: 10:00 & 15:00 Saturdays: 10:00 Closed on Sunday, Christmas, New Year's Day & Good Friday

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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We celebrated a milestone 80th birthday in the private restaurant at Simonsig. The maitre d', Dirk, is a treasure of note. He greeted everyone by name, knew their orders and is the most attentive restaurant manager I have ever met. The food was outstanding and obviously the wines have their own reputation. The only down side is having to climb... More

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Bloemfontein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Hi all, we visited Simonsig in October 2014 and again experienced the most wonderful time again. The wine was excellent like for the last 30 years we have been visiting, Maureen, like always, was wonderful and she will definitely be missed when she retires. She must be one of the most knowledgeable persons regarding wine I have ever met. The... More

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Rustenburg, North-West, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I found the wine tour very informative, and the tasting pretty good. Our wine tour guide for the day John Hartley from "Go Cape" made the trip worth while. The staff from Simonsig never bothered to come and talk to us and John ran the whole show like he belonged and his knowledge of the wines tasted was amazing and... More

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SimonsigWine, Public Relations Manager at Simonsig, responded to this review

Hello We would firstly like to thank you for visiting Simonsig and providing us with your valuable feedback! We have many, many visitors and as a result the regular Tour guides that bring their guests to Simonsig are allowed to entertain guests as they are just as well informed as our staff. This makes it possible for our staff to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Denzel was outstanding. His passion for wine is evident in the manner in which he introduces one to Simonsig wines. He made excellent recommendations and we will certainly return in future.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every time we go back, we are happy we did! Year after year, the wines are just great. We love the single vineyard pinotage, but they have so many great wines it is hard to choose just one. The whole experience at Simonsig is just a class act, belying their size as one of the larger wineries in SA.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Amazing Venue, amazing restaurant, amazing-amazing wines- SMV - all time favourite! Fireplace and friendly staff. Do not give this amazing place a miss!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were looking forward to visiting this vineyard and found disinterested staff who blatantly ignored us. Not one of the 5 staff members even bothered to welcome us, nor ask if we would like the wine tasting. I would have to be paid to visit them again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful vineyard! Setting fab... Enjoyed a long leisurely lunch with wine pairing! Staff fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Food was excellent, we dined on the terrace spending all afternoon at the vineyard. Staff in tasting room excellent, wines and whole experience perfect... Beautiful day!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Simonsig is one of the oldest wine estates in Stellenbosch (there are hundreds today) and one of the estates which founded the wine route 40 years ago. It sued to be one of our favourites 30 years ago, admittedly when there was less choice, but somehow we had not visited for about twenty years. Most was still the same, large... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had been told that this winery/vineyard had excellent wines so we really were looking forward to our tour. The farm had a really worn look and feel with all the old farm tools scattered around and presented in a very artful manner. The tasting room was very large but we decided to sit outside on the terrace. Unfortunately, the... More

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