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

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

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 […]

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Harvest Update

Harvest Update

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 […]

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Neal Martin from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Kanonkop Review

Neal Martin from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Kanonkop Review

KANONKOP REVIEW Readers should refer to my 2015 South Africa report for more background information on Kanonkop. As I have said before, whenever discussing South Africa’s long-standing stalwart estates, a lot of young winemakers can be quite dismissive, citing poor winemaking practices and their zeal for high volume/low quality wines that did much to tarnish […]

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General News

General News

Vintage 2013 Vintage 2013 has come and gone with no serious hiccups. Generally evening temperatures during harvesting were cooler than the past 15 years, however we have had a few warmer days. Late varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc seems big and broad, whilst the Pinotage wines show more fruit and elegance. A […]

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Re-Corking

Re-Corking

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 […]

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