Kanonkop Wine Estate

Kanonkop Wine

Kanonkop Wine

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.

Wine Varieties

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 Gallery

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.

Contact information:

t: +27 (0)21 884 4656
e: wine@kanonkop.co.za

Monday to Friday: 09h00 -17h00
Saturday: 09h00 - 14h00
CLOSED: Sundays, New Years Day, Good Friday & Christmas
Public Holidays: 10h00 - 16h00

Traditional Cape Snoek barbeque all year round - minimum 15 people - booking essential.

In summer cheese plates to be enjoyed under the oaks with a glass of red wine.

Tasting facilities and bathrooms are wheelchair friendly.

Site Build It!

The following Stellenbosch estates are worth visiting:

Stellenbosch North - Delheim | Hazendal | Hoopenburg | Kanonkop | Le Bonheur | Lievland | Simonsig
Stellenbosch East - Alluvia | Lanzerac | Rustenberg | Tokara | Zorgvliet
Stellenbosch South - Blaauwklippen | Dornier | Kings Kloof | Kleine Zalze | Lourensford | Morgenster | Rust en Vrede
Stellenbosch West - Asara | The Bergkelder | JC Le Roux | Jordan | Middelvlei | Neethlingshof | Spier | Welmoed | Zevenwacht

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