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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
Ranked #24 of 140 things to do in Stellenbosch
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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
Gouda, The Netherlands
1 review
“A great experience!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Simonsig. Denzel, our very knowledgeable guide for the cellar tour, did really explain a lot about all aspects of winemaking and the history of the place. Very informative and relaxed.
The same for our winetasting. Each wine was properly introduced, and we could take our time tasting those beautiful wines. Lunch at Cuvee restaurant was a great end to our visit. Lovely people and service at Simonsig!

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing experience”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Very informative and fun wine tasting which included their wonderful cap clasique, followed by extraordinary lunch at cuvée. Thank you Maureen and team for an amazing afternoon, you are the best!

Visited February 2014
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“Impersonal and commercial”
Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Our guide was left to introduce the wines (he did a great job) and it felt as we were just another number in a wholesale wine warehouse. It is a shame as the setting is nice and the wines are very good.

Visited January 2014
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Alton, United Kingdom
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“Friendly wine tasting”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We popped in after already tasting the Kaapse Vonkel (at a local restaurant) for wine tasting. Staff were very friendly, there is a small charge for wine tasting (R25 or 30 from memory) but for this you get to taste 5 wines and keep the glass.

Unlike some of the other wine tasting places, you do have to pay for crackers (to cleanse the palette, R3) and there is cheese available for sale to nibble on.

Having tasted the others, I still think the Kaapse Vonkel is best and very good value for money!

Visited January 2014
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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“Great farm”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited several wine farms, but only did the cellar tour here. This place has great wines and staff. Everybody friendly and helpfull. Also their are signs and information bords everywere so you can learn something about the farm.
* best one is the kaapse vonkel

Thank Ltraaijm
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