Archive | August, 2016

The Wine Cellar – Top Luxury Red Wines in South Africa

30 Aug

The Wine Cellar, a purveyor of quality wines from around the globe, hosts an annual tasting of the top luxury wines from South Africa. A tasting of the chosen line-up is presented to a panel of 35 tasters in Cape Town and 36 in Johannesburg. Tasters were asked to evaluate 12 wines blind and in [...]

Our People

30 Aug

2 years ago one of our junior supervisors, Jerome Thomas won the Western Cape Farm Worker of the Year award. Last year cellarmaster AbrieBeeslaar won the Trophy for International Winemaker of the Year and 2 weeks ago our Administration Manager, Heidi Kritzinger, came first in the South African Wine Tasting Championships and will be representing [...]

Exports

30 Aug

Despite our biggest market being South Africa, our export markets have shown some good growth in the last year, with some new markets also coming on board. Our wines can now be found in Japan, Ukraine and Russia.   Kanonkop will be doing a number of visits in the coming weeks, so if you have [...]

Cellar Extensions

30 Aug

After some serious strategic sessions and scenario planning all within a difficult political, economic and agricultural environment, our true South African blood made us take some bold decisions.   With Kanonkop’s growth in recent years, our production facilities came under pressure which necessitated extending harvesting, tank, barrel and bottle maturation capacities by more than 50%. [...]

Vine & Estate Update

30 Aug

For us here at Kanonkop, 2016 has proven to be an ever so exciting year, kicking off with raging wildfires in the Stellenbosch region and also on the Estate, to major expansions to our cellar and infrastructures.   The 2016 harvest held particular anticipation. Variables such as the fires in the week prior to the [...]