A Family Tradition

With single-mindedness - concertrating on what you do best - made this estate such a fore-runner and leader of the Cape's red wine pack. Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate, which was originally purchased by JW Sauer, a cabinet member in the parliament of the Union of South Africa. His son Paul Oliver Sauer, took over the reins from his father.

Mary Sauer, daughter of Paul Sauer, inherited the Estate. She married Jannie Krige, who took early retirement and together with Coetzee made the first estate bottled wines in 1973.

Beyers Truter joined the estate in 1980 with the departure of Coetzee, and together with Johann and Paul, sons of Mary and Jannie, continued the traditions developed on this highly prized estate.


Visit Kanonkop Wine Estate on the web at www.kanonkop.co.za
Contact Kanonkop Wine Estate
021 884 4656
PO Box 19 , Elsenburg 7607 , South Africa