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Simonsberg Conservancy

simonsberg conservatory

Welcome at the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.
The Conservancy is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands along the slopes of the iconic Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. The GSC was initially established by private landowners under Cape Nature’s Stewardship Programme as the Klapmutskop Conservancy in 2004, with five founding wine farms (Delheim, Elsenburg, East Hill, Le Bonheur and Warwick) all huddled around the Klapmutskop.

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Wine Tasting

muratie wine tasting

Having been granted to Laurens Campher in 1685, Muratie is one of the earliest of the Cape’s Wine Estates. Some things change at Muratie, some things stay the same. The tasting room and cellar sales rooms are exactly as they were when Muratie was farmed by the feisty Annemarie Canitz, whose father George Paul Canitz bought the farm in 1927. He was a friend of Abraham Perold and the story goes that Perold took the cuttings of Pinot Noir from Muratie at the time that he was crossing the grape with Hermitage, now known as Cinsaut, to create Pinotage.

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