Simonsig Estate

Stellenbosch Wine Routes


Simonsig estate is synonymous with the history of the South African wine industry, the Stellenbosch wine region, and the Malan family. The late Frans Malan produced the first bottle of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel, South Africaʼs first Méthode Cap Classique made in the classic, bottle-fermented style. He was also co-founder of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, a first in its time. Today, his legacy lives on through his sons, Francois and Johan, and grandchildren Francois-Jacques, Christelle and Michael, the second and third Malan generations at Simonsig.