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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 [...]


5 Oct

Simple! Build a new house or renovate a current one. As a ‘bonus’ you might also find yourself being happily married, facing divorce proceedings. In order to soften the probable loss of conjugal rights, we at Kanonkop in 2015 decided not to renovate some houses, but rather to extend our cellar capacity. The prime reason [...]

Who And What Was Paul Sauer?

4 Jul

With the long awaited release of the Paul Sauer 2014 vintage, we thought it fitting to add a small anecdote about who and what Paul Sauer was. Below follows a short piece written by co-owner, Johann Krige. Paul Oliver Sauer (1891 – 1979) was my and brother Paul’s grandfather from our mother’s side. Besides a [...]

International Markets – The United Kingdom:

4 Jul

Kanonkop has been actively marketing and selling its wine in the UK for about 30 years, and it’s one of our biggest export markets. When travelling abroad, please look out for our wines, you will find our full range of Reds, including the Kadette Pinotage which was recently listed, at the Majestic Wine Warehouse stores [...]

A Second Memoire Of Selling Wines In Central Africa – Mid 1980’s

4 Jul

(This is a follow-up on another memoire in our previous newsletter) Me and my Belgium escort, after obtaining a valid Burundian visa in my South African passport in Kinshasa , whilst being ‘illegally’ in the DRC (then Zaire) booked our flights from Kinshasa to Goma in the eastern side of the DRC with a connecting [...]