Simonsig wines are aged in French oak barrels. The company is one of the leaders in South Africa. The region has fairly good growing conditions. The soil here is excellent. The people of South Africa also have their own winemaking traditions which permeate the wines sold around the world. The light, fresh and rich flavors are definitely enjoyed by many wine lovers. Semillon, Chenon Blanc, and Shiraz are varieties that are actively grown in this country.