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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 [...]

Current Range Available

28 Oct

The full Kanonkop range is currently available for sale namely: Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2010 Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Kanonkop Pinotage 2011 Kanonkop Pinotage 2002/2003 On the Kanonkop Kadette side we have just recently added a very affordable Pinotage to the range and are the following wines now available: Kanonkop Kadette (Cape blend) 2011 Kanonkop Kadette [...]

Kanonkop – 40 Years Old

28 Oct

Kanonkop Estate has been producing wines for many years and in days of old, sold its entire stock in bulk to Stellenbosch Farmers Winery. With the visionary minds of Paul Sauer and Jannie Krige (our grandfather and father respectively) together with the energy and drive of then cellarmaster Jan Boland Coetzee, the first commercial bottling [...]

Wines As An Investment

28 Oct

Much has been written and said about the virtues of investment in wine. Surely there is value to be unlocked if you structure your wine portfolio in a similar way as any stockbroker would advise you to do on Wall Street? Whilst we have always promoted a formal secondary market for fine wines from South [...]

Competitions In General

28 Oct

The value of entering wine competitions, of which there are too many in South Africa, is becoming questionable. It has surely served Kanonkop well in the past but do we as an industry need to take a fresh look at what value there is to be had? For us as producers to “host” some 25 [...]

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 (Held In London)

28 Oct

Whilst Kanonkop only enters wine competitions bi-annually, we struck gold again this year. Amongst various silver awards, the Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2009, Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 and the Kanonkop Pinotage 2004 all received Gold Awards. History was made when Kanonkop became the first winery to win the prestigious trophy for Best Blended Red Wine for [...]


11 Jul

Often older vintages are found leaking due to reasons such as a lack of temperature or humidity control. Too many temperature variations causes the cork to lose its elasticity resulting in leaking, and unfortunately the consequence of too much ullage is oxidation. There is no fixed answer as to how much ullage is acceptable. In [...]