On their safari honeymoon they met Johann Innerhofer, a wine connoiseur from South Tyrol, who resides in Somerset West and worked for Sassicaia in Toscana. A conversation about wines and vineyards led to a friendship and mentorship.
With a strong and experienced wine farming team and a priceless wine production team, the first vintage from the old vines was harvested and pressed into an exquisite result. The quality and beauty of the wine, surpassed all expectations.
The name SIMELIA, originates from the combination of Simon and Celia, and therefore celebrates the romantic story of two persons coming together in the Cape Winelands to produce world class wines.