The annual Kanonkop vintage release evening is one of those events on the calendar worth taking seriously: in addition to a complete line-up of all the latest vintages, there are several aged releases available in limited quantities, and a couple of even older wines on the tasting tables “to make pleasure”, as the French would say.

There is also the entertainment value of the Kanonkop team’s roadshow itself. Co-proprietor Johann Krige’s dour, dry take on things is as disarmingly funny as it is meant to be; winemaker Abrie Beeslaar’s seemingly bland tale of the travails of the vintage is informative and entertaining.

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