Archive | April, 2017

The Cape Wine Auction

4 Apr

The Cape Wine Auction, an annual auction raising funds for 22 beneficiaries who make a profound impact on education and the lives of children in the Cape Winelands, took place on Saturday, 11 February. A staggering amount of R22.3 million was raised – a record for this auction. The Kanonkop lot including a six-vintage vertical [...]

A Memoir of Selling Wine in Africa – MID 1980’s

4 Apr

In my young days as Marketing Manager for KWV, one of my self-created challenges was to sell wines in Africa. Sanction busting was part of our job description and whilst everyone did not agree with the political direction of Corporate South Africa, our job was to sell wine. And South Africans were not allowed to [...]

Wines: Currently Available

4 Apr

Black Label Pinotage 2015 – This wine was released in November 2016. Great weather conditions ensured another great vintage for the Black Label. Paul Sauer 2013 (2014 to be released 1 July) – Still the same classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Offering layers of black fruit, perfume and cedar wood creates [...]

2017 Oesverslag

4 Apr

2017 was die derde droeë seisoen in ‘n ry. Alhoewel ons warm dae gehad het, was die nagte deurgans koeler as die langtermyn gemiddelde. Dit was ‘n jaar waar daar onnatuurlik baie peste (slake, kalanders en krompokkels) was wat deurlopend beheer moes word om skade te vermy. Al was dit weer ‘n droëe jaar, was [...]

A Day at Kanonkop Harvesting

4 Apr

Firstly, when the sun comes out at 06h00, you’re grateful you made it through the night and live to see another day. Early mornings are a bit of a haze between trying to wake up, planning the activities of the day and managing the fermenters in the cellar. By 09h00 you start to find your [...]