Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape Winelands in 1688, the Malan family of Simonsig, one of South Africa’s most reputable wine producers, has leaped to acclaimed heights in pioneering wine excellence. Endowed with quintessential terroir, progressive winemaking skills and a proud heritage, the three Malan brothers uphold a passionate commitment towards quality and innovation – the hallmark of the Simonsig portfolio.
A legendary landmark in its own right, Simonsig continues to reap rewards for its extensive range of formidable red, white and sparkling wines, as the Malan family winemaking legacy lives on.
The late Frans Malan, beloved patriarch of the Malan Family and one of the pioneers of the South African wine industry, was not only a craftsman of superior wines, but also introduced numerous Simonsig ‘firsts’, cementing the estate’s stately legacy in the Cape Winelands.
Frans Malan’s groundbreaking innovations include South Africa’s first Méthode Cap Classique, Kaapse Vonkel, more than 40 years ago. This bottle fermented sparkling wine first produced on Simonsig Estate in 1971, is made in the style of French champagne. He was also a co-founder of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.
- Winemaker: Johan Malan
- Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Public Holidays: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Religious Holidays: Closed
Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.
Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.