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Address: Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 888 4900
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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$19*
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
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Wine tasting at Simonsig

We went to Simonise for a wine tasting on our second last day of holiday, and the only thing that I regret is not going there first. We arrived quite early in the day for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
RenateJacobs
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We went to Simonise for a wine tasting on our second last day of holiday, and the only thing that I regret is not going there first. We arrived quite early in the day for a tasting, so it was lovely and quiet. We were served almost immediately, and with the friendliest service I have experienced in a long time.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went to Simonsig as a group to taste wine and have a meal.To start the whole experience, we were given a display of Sabrage, where the top of the sparkling wine is seared off with a sword. Quite an art. We were all given some of their sparkling wine to taste and it was very good. We booked as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

As far as my wine tasting and farm visiting experiences go (of which there have been many over the last 8 years of living in the Cape), this was not up there on my list of...well, anything really. Not necessarily my worst, but not on the "yes" list either. Service - average to poor. I generally found the staff quite... More 

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Thank Bridget B
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I went here with a wine tour. The wine had a few different varieties to fit many tastes. We had cheese and different small parings to accompany the wines and a demonstration (with audience participation) of opening a sparkling bottle with a sword. It was a beautiful first stop on our tour and I would recommend the sparkling varieties that... More 

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Thank NCTexan2011
Alberton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

What stuck me most when visiting Simonsig, was their emphasis on their family and their history. Large information boards outside tell the story of the farm, its wines and the people behind the art. Inside the cellar, commemorative plaques, pictures and informative signs celebrate the people who have made the business great. The staff are accommodating, knowledgeable and very friendly.... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Wow did Simonsig go out all the way to make my birthday special. Hired one of the private tasting rooms and had the most amazing time with Denzel and his staff. Always learn something new about wine in such a fun and pleasant setting.

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Thank Werner C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been there twice now and the second time did not disappoint. It was amazing. Wine is cheap and delicious. They have won multiple awards for many of their wines. It is very casual, one must go back and fourth to try different wines. R35 gets you 5 tasters of your choice and the wine glass itself. View is spectacular.

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Thank Danielle M
Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The Kaapse Vondel can really compete with Champagne. Also the late harvest wine of from excellent Quality, can only be bought in the winery & strongly recommended if you want to take home something exceptional.

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Thank Dirk R
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We decided that we'd had enough of just tasting wine and needed some food to go with it! The patio didn't have the best view - it was side on to the car park - but the service and food made up for it. THE most fabulous steaks and a great wine produced on the estate made for a welcome... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

As a larger producer, the range of wines here is broad. We were given perhaps 10 different wines to sample/compare/contrast including their champagnes (oops MCC - Méthode Cap Classique) which was excellent. Definitely somewhere to stop if you're looking for a good selection.

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