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Kanonkop Wine Estate

Arguably South Africa’s leading red wine estate

Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape.

Kanonkop derives its name from the “kopje” (hill) from which a cannon was fired to alert surrounding farmers of trading ships stopping in Cape Town. This was some 300 years ago, but the farm continues to reverberate with the sounds of success achieved through their award-winning wines.

Fourth generation estate proprietors, Johann and Paul Krige, have one simple aim: to maintain their “First Growth” status. And with wines such as their famous Pinotage and Paul Sauer consistently being recognized as some of the best reds on the market, their acclaim is well deserved.

The Kanonkop Gallery houses a comprehensive and eclect
ic collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics by both well-known and exciting new South African artists. The gallery, which forms part of the cellar complex, offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a break from viewing artworks by sampling Kanonkop’s award-winning red wines.

Kanonkop, where the big guns roar.

Wine Types

Red, Rosé

Wine Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage


  • Winemaker: Abrie Beeslaar

Trading Hours

Current Status:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Public Holidays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Religious Holidays: Closed

Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.


Art gallery

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Cheese pairing

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Wheeled access

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Wine sales

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Wine tasting

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Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.

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