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“Poor service”
Review of Simonsig

Simonsig
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Ranked #22 of 146 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 30 September 2012

What a waste. Booked a wine tasting for a group, 11 friends. We felt unwelcome, no inteserest displayed in any of us, had to fetch own drinks at counter, only 6 other people in tasting room, lots of staff standing around. No customer service. We were welcomed with open arms at Beyerskloof and Mulderbosch and will certainly go back with more friends and buy more wine. Simonsig will never see any of us again and we will not recommend the place to anyone.

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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We were lucky enough to have Hannes, the Kaapse Vonkel winemaker himself, give us a cellar tour focusing on the production of Cap Classique. Learnt so much. Then had a tasting in the tasting room (where else?) and was blown away at how well Kaapse Vonkel keeps. Tasted a 2003 vintage that was liquid gold. Amazing, it's not just red wine that keeps well.
Useful hint - if you do store Cap Classique, always have the bottles in an upright position. (I'm seriously considering buying a case now for a milestone birthday in nine years' time!)
Friendly, helpful staff, lovely setting, award-winning wines. They get my vote.

Thank Erika B
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Infriendly unhelpful staff, not sure I would go back there again, perhaps just to buy some bubbly which is very good.

Thank travelbabe40
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

We went here on the recommendation of our daughter, who said it was her favourite and we can understand why. It was excellent value and we weren't rushed to try our wines. Excellent

Thank RHP1415
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

Went with Tsiba Tsiba tours to this wine estate. Had an opportunity to taste 12 wines here by sharing with partner! We loved the champagne and chenin blanc!

Thank drapmal
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