Francois and Johan Malan
Cuvée Restaurant and Venue
As a working wine farm, the Estate ascribes BWI, HACCP, IPW and CVC standards that ensure responsible and ethical wine production.
BIODIVERSITY & WINE INITIATIVE (BWI)
Launched in 2004, the BWI is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector to preserve the natural habitat and contribute to sustainable wine production. The aim is to create awareness for the management and protection of the Cape’s natural environment, which includes its unique, world-famous floral kingdom and contributing to sustainable wine production. As part of the initiative’s criteria, members must have at least 2 hectares of natural or restored natural area on the estate that can be conserved. At Simonsig more than 70% of the 302 ha family estate is covered by vineyards and orchards, whilst 4% (12ha) is exclusively set aside for the conservation and rehabilitation of indigenous flora.