Fort Simon, established in 1997 in commemoration of the hard work & passion invested in the estate by Dr. Simon Uys. The maiden vintages were produced in 1998 and consisted of two cultivars, Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot/Pinotage blend, the latter earning the estate’s first Veritas Double Gold Medal.The cellar is housed in a fort overlooking vineyards, designed and built in 1997 by Renier Uys, the youngest son of Dr.Uys. The cellar’s building style was inspired by the German outpost architecture of Namibia, resembling a fort complete with towers, merlons, and arrow slits.The cellar can produce 900 tons of wine per annum. In our production process, we make use of stainless steel tanks to produce our unwooded white wines. French or American oak barrels are used for wooded white and most red varietals.Our wines and grapes are crafted in the ‘new-world style’ to produce bold and luscious wines, abundant with delicate fruit aromas. Our success in winemaking also rests upon our solid foundation in cultivating grapes with a hands-on approach and respecting the environment by putting as much back in as we take out.
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