Meet Kanonkop’s winemakers

Winemaker Abrie Beeslaar was born and bred in Worcester. After matriculating he completed his BSc. Agric degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997. He worked Swartland Winery before joining Kanonkop Estate in 2002. During this time, he also completed three vintages in Germany.

His track record at Kanonkop has been nothing but spectacular. His 2008 International Winemaker of the Year title is just one of many top local and international accolades he has garnered, including Veritas Double Gold medals, ABSA Top 10 Pinotage listings as well as a number of Platter 5-star ratings and Producer of the Year in Platter’s South African Wines 2009.

Abrie is married to Jeanne, and they have two children, Ben and Emma. He enjoys hunting, fishing and golf and loves spending time with friends and family.

Assistant winemaker Alet Vlok has a MsC Wine Chemistry and has completed three vintages at Kanonkop. She lives in Stellenbosch with her husband, Arnold and their two dogs Kotie and Tokkie. Her interests include sustainable farming, fishing, home decorating and entertaining… with good wine of course! She also loves to eat, spend time with family, pursue excellence in wine and participate in any kind of dance.

Alet will be in attendance at the Kanonkop Wine Tasting Evening at Kievits Kroon on Saturday, 24 June.

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