Our Heritage

Imbued with the pioneering spirit that typified the early Dutch settlers and French Huguenots who settled at the Cape. Simonsvlei is still building on this inherited culture of innovation, integrity and an independent spirit that dates back more than three centuries.

After the hardships of the Second World War, a group of visionary wine farmers, steeped in the winemaking traditions introduced to the valley by the Huguenot families, joined forces to provide the area’s wine farmers with the facilities and expertise to produce quality wines on a larger and sustainable scale. Because of this collective effort, Simonsvlei was founded in 1945.

The name Simonsvlei originates from the founder of the South African wine Industry, Simon van der Stel, and from the area’s vlei (wetlands) landscape. Simon van der Stel was the Cape Governor representing the Dutch government during the 17th century. This far-sighted gentleman selected this unique location, because he realised soon enough that the area’s cool microclimate was ideal for producing quality grapes. He must have realised too that the prevailing winds blowing across the vlei or wetland would naturally cool the cellar and the wine in the barrels – ideal conditions for making quality wines!

Simonsvlei Today

Simonsvlei is still committed to the common goal set by one of its co-founders, Sonny le Roux, to provide “quality wines at affordable prices” And ever since, innovative and affordable wines of quality have become the hallmark of Simonsvlei.
One of those who helped to create the foundation, on which the reputation of Simonsvlei has been built, is the now legendary figure of Oom Sarel. It was under his tutelage and guidance that winemaking advanced in leaps and bounds at Simonsvlei.


Simonsvlei has embarked on a new road which we believe will be the best way forward in the current environment.

Currently we focus on:

  1. The Simonsvlei brand. Both on the local and export markets.
  2. Exclusive labels for our customers where required.
  3. A wine emporium which will offer a unique experience for both local and overseas visitors.
  4. A cellar with focus on storage of wine and related services to a wide range of clients and partners.
  5. A property development project which we believe will be a star in the area and will maximise our unique location.

Our Wines


  • Chenin blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Shiraz Rose
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinotage
  • Shiraz
  • Merlot

Simonsvlei Life Style Range:

  • Chenin Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Pinotage
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Shiraz

Perfect Couple:

  • Simons Blanc
  • Simons Rood

New Trends:

  • Ja Mocca Pinotage
  • Toffee chunk Syrah

Simonay 5 liter Bag in a Box:

  • Dry White
  • Dry Red

Tasting Room and Events

Tasting Room Trading Hours

Monday to Friday:

10h00 – 17h00
(Tastings from 10:00 until 16:00)

Saturdays & Public Holidays: 

10h00 – 15h00
(Tastings from 10:00 until 14:00)


10h00 – 15h00
(Tastings from 10:00 until 14:00)

The Tasting Room will be closed on the following days: Easter Weekend • Christmas Day • Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Wine Tasting 

Our Standard Wine Tasting:

3 Wines – R90 per person
(including Tapas Style snacks)

6 Wines – R120 per person
(including Tapas Style snacks)

For groups bigger than 10 people, we require you to make a booking.

For more information please contact Neil in our Tasting Room on 021 863 3040 (Ext. 126) or by email at

For our Cellar Door Price List, please email Neil on


Wine Tasting

Conference Packages

Come Visit Us

We offer an accessible family destination and quality wines where people come together for a variety of fun experiences.

Contact us


+27 (21) 863 3040


Old Paarl Road, R101,
Suider Paarl,
South Africa