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Simonsig

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Address: Kromme Rhee Road, Stellenbosch 7605, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 888 4900
Today
08:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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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US$22.68*
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
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US$40.82*
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Vine Hopper: 2-Day Hop on Hop off Wine Tour Pass from Stellenbosch

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Simonsig you beauty🍷🥂🍾!!!

Amazing experience at Simonsig! Service and wines are top quality our wine sommelier (Jean Geldynhuis) added greatness to the experience.. South African wines at its best!!! Will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing experience at Simonsig! Service and wines are top quality our wine sommelier (Jean Geldynhuis) added greatness to the experience.. South African wines at its best!!! Will definitely be back 😊!

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Thank David M
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyedthe South African MCC's at the pioneer farm for MCC and it did not dissapoint. As locals we were welcomed by the friendly staff and our champagne glasses were filled generously with our selection of three MCC's. One of them was out of stock and the staff substituted with a 2010 vintage Kaapse Vonkel (The normal tasting is a... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned again for some wine tasting with a friend from UK.... Although the price of the wine tasting has risen by R15.00 per person - (your wine tasting fee is returned if you purchase wine - which is fair) - it is SO worth the experience. The lovely lady in charge made us so welcome and was more than generous... More 

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Bolton, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can I begin by saying "Oooh-er charlietraveller2016! - who rattled your cage?" (see earlier review) As one of those horrible 'foreigners' - sorry ' wine tasting tourists' - who have the audacity to spend our hard earned savings, travelling thousands of miles to visit your beautiful country full of 'mainly' friendly people, all I can say is "take your head... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an wine enthusiast and whenever in the Cape, make sure to visit as many farms as i can. Never have i ever given a bad review to a winery until this one. It is the most overrated winery i have ever been to. The only friendly person here was the car guard. I had dropped in to do... More 

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

Hello @charlietraveller2016. We thank you for your feedback and apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. At the time of your visit we had two tasting options, an informal tasting where you collect your wine at the counter, and a formal tasting where the tasting room staff serve you at your table. We apologize if you were not made aware of this... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent customer service is what keeps me coming back, second year in a row. Simonsig staff makes you feel very special even if you don't look rich. Their wines are the best my favourites being Pinotage Redhill, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc👌🍾. I must say I also loved their packaging their bottles and labelling is really the best in the... More 

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Simonsig. The wines are excellent, my favourite being the Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose and the Frans Malan Cape Blend. The service was excellent and collection of wines ordered ready almost immediately. Lovely visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were a group of eight people, from Italy,two of us were underage, so they couldn't drink. We had chosen Simonsig more less casually reading our guide. It turned out we were very lucky not only because of the kindness and the hospitality, but also for the beauty of the location and the quality of their wines. We found out... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This was first stop of a wine tour booked with Cedric of Luhambo tours. A small group of 7 we were treated to 8 tastes. There was an all action start to the day which I'm sure you will enjoy if visiting. Living in the UK we were hopeful of purchasing some of Simonsig sparkling wines, the host soon sorted... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This estate never fails to deliver the goods. Friendly, interested and attentive staff, with a good range of wines to suit all tastes. Wine tasting is reasonably priced and the available cheese board is of a good quality as an add-on extra. Heartily recommended.

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