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31 Aug

2018 Kanonkop Wine Estate Rosé Pinotage Kadette The 2018 Kadette Pinotage Rosé is pale onion skin in color. It has a lovely red-cherry-tinged bouquet that is well defined and demonstrates good presence. The palate is well balanced, displaying a slightly waxy texture, pretty red cherry fruit and a slight fish oil element toward the fresh [...]

Some Great Reward – Neal Martin 2018 Report

31 Aug

Original article BY NEAL MARTIN | AUGUST 29, 2018 Wine regions are like vines. The more they struggle, the greater the reward. And let’s not beat about the bush, both South Africa and its wine industry endures more than its fair share of struggles. Apart from decades spent in the wilderness during apartheid, the country [...]

Anna Foundation On Kanonkop

26 Jun

In our newsletter sent out in March, we shared some information about the afterschool project we started in collaboration with the Anna Foundation on Kanonkop at the beginning of 2018. We have had numerous positive comments and questions about this programme, so we thought it well to share a bit more on what happens on [...]

Kanonkop Visits The Usa

26 Jun

Cape Classics has been a specialist South African wine importer in the US for over 20 years, and Kanonkop partnered with them around the same time. Each year, they put together a whirlwind trip for us to visit the market, work with their sales teams and share our wines and stories with wine lovers and [...]

Harvest Update

29 Mar

Harvesting at Kanonkop started on the 1st of February and will be finished by the end of March. After major cellar extensions and upgrades in 2016/17, we are proud to announce that for the first time in Kanonkop history, we took more than 2000 tons into the cellar. Much like the rest of the Western [...]

The Kanonkop Afterschool Project (In Collaboration With The Anna Foundation)

29 Mar

For us at Kanonkop, the education and empowerment of the children residing on the farm is a top priority. After considering many options, we decided to partner with the ANNA FOUNDATION and kick- started their ‘3 R’s’ programme at Kanonkop. The ‘3 R’s’ programme is an ‘after school’ project which runs 5 days a week [...]


29 Nov

Kanonkop recently presented 2 recorking clinics for its clients for their Kanonkop wines 2005 and older. Treasures such as Kanonkop Cabernet 1973 and Kanonkop Pinot Noir 1984 (yes!) amongst others were brought along for inspection and recorking if necessary. All bottles presented were first evaluated and if need be, the capsule removed to see if [...]

THE PLATTER’S by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018

29 Nov

The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on 3 November 2018. Our Paul Sauer 2014 was chosen as one of the guides’ 5 star wines. At the event it was also announced that Kanonkop Wine Estate is the winery which has been awarded [...]


29 Nov

Abrie Beeslaar, cellar master at Kanonkop Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has been crowned International Winemaker of the Year for the third time. The award was presented at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) gala ceremony London on 15 November. Beeslaar also won this title in 2008 and 2015. The IWSC is the world’s leading [...]


5 Oct

12 October 2017: Summerhouse @ Summerplace, Sandton City. 22 November 2017: Kanonkop Estate Kanonkop Breathes Fresh Air into Older Wines with Recorking Service In a bid to assist loyal customers to enjoy and keep its premier wines for longer, we at Kanonkop Wine Estate have introduced a recorking service for owners of older vintages. The [...]