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Kanonkop – Renowned Flagship of the South African Wine World

Kanonkop has been in the possession of the Sauer / Krige family for four generations. It has also become home for many employees as they do not only work on the estate, but also live there. With passion and attention to detail, they produce excellent wines together with the owners, and have done so for many years. The name Kanonkop is derived from a “kopje” (small hill), from which a “kanon” (cannon) was fired in the 17th century, to alert farmers about trading opportunities with passing ships in Table Bay harbour.

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Vineyards Facts

Founding year
1910, first wine 1973
Adress
Kanonkop Wine Estate, R44, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch 7607, South Africa
Acreage
100 hectares
Flagship wine
Paul Sauer
Specials
Art Gallery, traditional snoek Barbecues by appointment
Tasting Room
Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 17:00 h, Sat: 09:00 - 14:00 h
Public Holidays: 10:00 -16:00 h (closed on Sundays)

www.kanonkop.co.za/ 

Abrie Beeslaar

Abrie Beeslaar was born in Worcester – about one hours’ drive from Kanonkop – and studied winemaking at the Stellenbosch University. After he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1997, he worked at Swartland winery before he came to Kanonkop in 2002. In between, Abrie also worked three harvests in Germany to gain further international experience. His success story at Kanonkop is a spectacular one: the title ‘IWSC Winemaker of the Year’ Year’ was bestowed upon him three times - in 2008, 2015 and 2017! He has also racked up many other national and international awards including Veritas Double Gold Medals and numerous 5 Star ratings from the famous John Platter Wine Guide.

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4* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€19.93* / 1 Liter)

€14.95*
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4.5* Platter
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Kanonkop Pinotage 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€59.93* / 1 Liter)

€44.95*
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South Africa
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Rosé Wine
Kanonkop Kadette Dry Pinotage Rosé 2023

Content: 0.75 Liter (€13.67* / 1 Liter)

€10.25* Last lowest price: €8.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€19.93* / 1 Liter)

€14.95*
Information on food labelling can be found here
4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€89.27* / 1 Liter)

€66.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
Kanonkop Kadette Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€25.27* / 1 Liter)

€18.95*
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Kanonkop – a fourth Generation family farm

Since the early 20th century Kanonkop winery, situated in the famous Stellenbosch wine region of the Cape, has been owned by the Sauer family who started to cultivate high quality grape varieties in the 1930’s. Later, their son-in-law Jannie Krige took over the estate and currently his two sons, Johann and Paul, run Kanonkop with great success due to their love of wine, respect for their employees and their high demand for quality standards. The two brothers encapsulate the practice that the entire winemaking process – from cellar to bottling and labelling – is done by the winery itself. Nothing is left to chance and customers receive their Kanonkop wine as they expect it to be – of the highest quality.

Kanonkop – Excellent South African Wine from Stellenbosch

In South Africa as well as worldwide, Kanonkop red wine enjoys an outstanding reputation mainly due to its high quality. This success is derived from an impeccable business operation and includes regular inspections of the vineyards and continual improvement of the cellar technology. Top quality red wines such as the Paul Sauer, created from classic red grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage make up 85% of the plantings on the property and are expressed true to their varietal characteristics. The fruit-driven Pinotage is a unique South African variety, and Kanonkop manages year after year to make the wines from this demanding grape variety better and better. Due to controlled fermentation in open concrete tanks, a constant high quality and optimum extraction is ensured. Winemaker Abrie Beeslaar stands at the forefront of all the quality innovations in the cellar.

Outstanding Location for Premium Wine from South Africa

Kanonkop is located on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in the world-renowned winemaking region of Stellenbosch. The soils are predominantly red decomposed granite soils, with a high clay content. These ideal soils, the long and warm summer days as well as the fresh sea breeze ensures optimal ripening and therefore excellent wines. The ocean winds keep the vines particularly healthy and cool, and it is for this reason that the winemakers call the Atlantic breeze the “Cape Doctor”.