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Simonsig’s New Sleeve

Despite it being winter in the Winelands, Simonsig is blossoming. After nearly a year of conceptualisation and execution with leading South African designer Anthony Lane, we’re proud to inform you that the Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2016 and Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz 2015 will be launched in new packaging from the 1st of September 2016. Be sure to be on the lookout for the new bottle baring the Malan Family crest and a new classic yet contemporary label.


Vintage Day

On Saturday 13 August visitors will have the rare opportunity to taste and purchase vintage Kaapse Vonkel MCC wines going back to 1999, as well as super vintages of Simonsig’s iconic Redhill Pinotage, Merindol Syrah, Frans Malan Cape Blend and the Estate’s iconic Garland Cabernet Sauvignon.

During this festive day, music will be provided and an array of tasty food prepared by Simonsig’s Cuvée Restaurant will be on sale, including oysters, steak ciabatta, cheese boards and soup.

Simonsig will be open for the Vintage Day from 11:00 to 17:30 and tickets are R150 and include a glass and all tastings. Under 18s accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge.

The Master Class will be held from 09:30 to 11:00 and attendance costs R100 per person – please book in advance as space is limited.

All tickets through webtickets.co.za or at the Estate on the Vintage Day. For further information, contact Simonsig at 021 888 4912.


Simonsig The Garland 2009

The much-anticipated second release of Simonsig’s icon wine, The Garland Cabernet Sauvignon, emphasises the features that have made 2009 one of the most lauded vintages in the Cape Winelands’ recent history.

This classic wine exhibits ripe black currant fruit with perfumed high notes of black cherries, as well as a hint of truffle and lead pencil. Although the current vintage has already matured for seven years, it will continue to develop until it reaches its peak between 2019-2023.