Kanu Newsletter - October 2012

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012
Kanu Private Cellar and Vineyards
What an amazing month this has been so far! As I said in the previous newsletter, spring just brings back the energy we have been lacking during winter. (Mostly due to the copious amount of time spent in front of the fire with bottles of heavy red wine)...
But now that spring has “sprung”, life is back in action. Festivals and outdoor events are happening everywhere. Last weekend Kanu was invited to Harare, Zimbabwe, by Stables Winery, our wine distributer there. A weekend filled with dinners and parties, where clients could socially interact with the representatives from the respective farms. On the Saturday, Stables hosted a “Braai Masters Challenge”, where 4 different wineries’ representatives and 4 Zimbabwean chefs competed for the title as the “Braai Master of the Year”. What a fun day! People flocked to Stables, to eat, drink and vote for their favourite dishes. Even Abigail Donnelly was there to host the day and, of course, judge the food. Iona’s Andrew and Rozy Gunn won the title as the “Braai Master(s) of the year”, and Kanu is proud to have taken part and find a spot in second place!

There has been more cause for excitement on the farm! October on Kanu kicked off by being awarded a Double Gold at the Veritas Wine Awards for the KCB 2008. The Kanu Keystone 2009 was awarded Bronze. As this is one of South Africa’s most prestigious wine awards, we feel honoured to be part of the “elite”. The wines I tasted at the Veritas tasting in Cape Town on Tuesday night blew me away! It is wonderful to know that the South African wine standards are so high.

Then, just almost a week after the announcement of the Veritas Awards, IWSC awarded 3 of our wines with “Silver Outstanding” medals; Kanu Kia Ora 2008, KCB 2009 and Keystone 2009. We are left feeling extremely excited about the progress our brand has made in just less than 2 years, not to mention the promise it holds for the future of Kanu… Watch this space!

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