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Kanonkop Estate

The winery is located on the foothills of the Simonsberg in the north of the South African wine-growing district Stellenbosch, It was founded by JW Sauer in 1712. The entrance to the estate is adorned by an old, eponymous cannon that once stood on a nearby hill and was fired by ships as it entered Table Bay. The current owners are Johann and Paul Krige. The vineyards cover 100 hectares. Around half of it is from Pinotage occupied, the second half share Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Cabernet Franc, There are cool breezes from the nearby Atlantic, which in combination with the water retention Red granite floors with a high clay content excellent red wines, To a small extent it is artificial irrigation required. Kanonkop became famous in the 1950s due to the long-lived, in Barrique developed Pinotage who is the best South Africa applies. The high quality of this red wine was shaped by the winemaker Jan Coetzee, who then became the winery in 1981 Vriesenhof acquired. The second top product "Paul Sauer" is made from Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%). The deep purple wine is aged in barriques for up to 26 months. The second wine is called "Cadet". Around 300,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.

Kanonkop Estate - cannon (landmark) and bottle of Pinotage

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