The name Kanonkop is derived from a kopje (hillock), from which a cannon was fired in the 17th Century, to alert farmers in outlying areas that sailing ships had entered Table Bay for a stopover at Cape Town.
They would then load their wagons and set off to Cape Town to barter their produce.
Kanonkop is renowned for its red wines, with Pinotage making up 50% of all plantings, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 7.5% and Cabernet franc the rest.
Winemaking at Kanonkop follows the age-old tradition of being made in open concrete fermenters.
Oaking and bottling
Only French Nevers barrels are used for breeding, with the exception of a few experimental barrels each year.
All cellaring, bottling and labelling is done on Kanonkop.
Kanonkop Wine Estate has decided to open an investment art gallery inside one of the oak maturation cellars and you are most welcome to visit this new venture.