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Address: Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 888 4900
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Simonsig Estate upholds the legendary status of pioneering wine excellence...
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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Thumi was most helpful and knowledgeable

Dropped in for some wine tasting and met the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable thumi. We enjoyed his introductions to the wines, he also allowed us to taste some special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

By far my favorite Wine farm in Stellenbosch! We had a blast! Friendly service and a great knowledge about the wine. Its a beautiful estate and even in the Busiest Holiday season we had peace and quiet and it was not over crowned! We tastes some of the best wines and took some home with us! Good prices, great people,... More 

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Minneapolis
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I loved this wine estate. The drive to the estate was beautiful with tall trees lining both sides of the road. The estate was peaceful and not too crowded. The wines were wonderful. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wines and the estate. Even though we were asked to choose only five wines for our tasting we were given... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped at Simonsig as it was inbetween two other wineries we planned to visit and it turned out to be our favorite. Spectacular grounds and views, outstanding wines and the restaurant was outstanding. Definitely worth a stop while in Stellenbosch!

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Dropped in for some wine tasting and met the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable thumi. We enjoyed his introductions to the wines, he also allowed us to taste some special reserves that were excellent. The highlight for me is their straw wine (desert wine with unusual flavours) just had to buy some. Will certainly return for tastings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited Simonsig twice in March while touring South Africa and had excellent experiences on both occasions. We enjoy several of their wines, especially the sparklings. The highlight of the tastings was our contact with Tume, a young man whose passion for wine and sharing of his knowledge was inspiring. We learned more about the art of wine tasting from... More 

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

Goodday We are honoured that you decided to visit us twice on the same visit to South Africa! We are very lucky to have Ithumeleng and Denzel, they form a very dynamic team. We'll be sure to give them your regards. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards The Simonsig Team More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have visited Simonsig many times so u may consider this bias...but it's not. This winery has some of the best wines and very reasonable prices if u want to buy. Wine tasting is a memorable experience with the most friendliest staff. Your experience is homely and friendly. Request a wine cellar visit...really awesome

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

Goodday Shiloh Thank you for your totally unbiased review, we know it gets only better with each visit! ;-) Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards The Simonsig Team More 

Dormagen
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149 reviews 149 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

we had a typical tasting, 5 wines for about 30 ZAR, that's ok. You have to serve yourself. When ordering a new glass you will get some explanation. The wines were good and met our taste. Bubbling wines are one speciality of the estate. A special remark: very clean modern restrooms!

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

Goodday Thank you for visiting with us as well as the review! In future, remember that you can book a private tasting at no extra cost if you would like to know more about our wines. Hope to see you again soon! Best Regards The Simonsig Team More 

Nelspruit, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The wines at simonsig is devine. The gewurtraminer which is a german cultuvar were the best of the day. Nice classy place

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

Goodday Koen Thank you for the review, we appreciate your feedback immensely! We hope you'll come back to taste the newly released 2015 vintage of the Gewürztraminer. Best Regards The Simonsig Team More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were made so welcome. We had booked lunch and had arrived in time to do a wine tasting. Asked if we perhaps could do a tour and after a little discussion they had organised it. Our guide Itumeleng Mohale was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. We learned so much and had lots of fun. Lunch was amazing and the wine... More 

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

Hi Sheilah Thank you firstly for visiting with us from so far! We are honoured to have Tumi in the Tasting Room, his passion is amazing. Secondly, thank you for the great review. In the end we measure our performance according to you, the visitor's experience. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Best regards The Simonsig Team More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Fabulous wine tasting at simonsig winery courtesy of our expert host, Thumi. His passion for the wines really shines through. It is a wonderful experience in beautiful surroundings and you'll leave with increased knowledge of the wonderful wines and wanting to go back to learn more.

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

Goodday Thank you for the wonderful review! We are most lucky to have Ithumeleng on board, he share the brand's passion 100%. We hope to have you back for a visit soon! Best Regards The Simonsig Team More 

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