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Kanu Private Cellar & Vineyards

Family owned wine farm, creating internationally acclaimed wines

According to a veteran farm hand, Kanu was a mythical bird of promise. The creature’s appearance in the African skies signaled the blessings of a bountiful harvest for all those who fell under its shadow. The wines of Kanu celebrate this traditional African legend.

Recognized globally as a producer of world class Chenin Blanc, Kanu was one of only three estates to be awarded inaugural “Super Chenin” status by the South African Chenin Blanc Association, an honor granted to producers who have demonstrated a track record of consistently outstanding bottlings.

Kanu strives to produce healthier wines with stronger personality and more beautiful aromas in the natural way it was intended to be.

Harmony is central to the Kanu philosophy: the property was developed with strict attention to the environment. 25% of the estate has been dedicated to a conservancy, ensuring the preservation of indigenous vegetation and wildlife. Kanu is a proud member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), a ground-breaking partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector that aims to preserve the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Wine Types

Dessert, Méthode Cap Classique, Red, Rosé, White

Wine Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Viognier


  • Winemaker: Johan Grimbeek
  • Viticulturist: Wynand Pienaar

Trading Hours

Current Status:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Public Holidays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Religious Holidays: Closed

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


BWI member

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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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