KWV is a leading South African wine and spirits producer with a distinguished heritage.
KWV is recognized across the globe for its pioneering efforts in the world of wine, and its award-winning brands, which include Roodeberg, The Mentors, KWV Brandy, Laborie, Cathedral Cellar, Classic Collection, Cruxland, Imagin, Wild Africa Cream and so much more spirits & wine. Shop all your favorite brands today or visit our famous destination experiences. House of Fire, KWV Emporium and Cathedral Cellar.
Founded in 1918, the same year South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, was born.
In the space of just over a century, the country, along with its wine industry, has seen many changes. We played a major role to unite wine producers during the industry’s fledgling years and is privileged to feature prominently in the pages of South Africa’s history. With access to grapes from more than 50 farms and 400 vineyard sites across the Western Cape’s Paarl, Stellenbosch, Swartland, Perdeberg, Malmesbury, Darling, Elgin, Robertson and Wellington regions, KWV’s ability as a commercial producer to source the finest quality grapes for a premium expression of the Cape Winelands is unrivalled. The winemaking team takes meticulous care when selecting grapes to ensure they meet KWV’s exact, quality standards. Grapes are expertly handled and transported to KWV’s cellar facilities in Paarl, an impressive site which covers nearly 32 hectares, at the heart of which stands KWV’s imposing Cathedral Cellar, built in 1930.