Celebration fires are burning high at KWV following another incredible performance in a global wine competition, this time at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 (DWWA). KWV is exceptionally proud that its wines secured multiple medals from Decanter, a competition regarded as the “largest and most influential” of its kind. Notably, KWV is honoured to announce that two of its wines secured a Decanter Platinum medal, reserved for wines that scored 97 or more out of a possible 100. In total, KWV secured no less than 15 medals in the 90+ score range.
KWV Wines were the biggest winners at the National Young Wine Show Awards held on Thursday, August 16th, taking home a haul of 9 gold medals, more than any other producer. The awards, held at Org-de Rac Wine Estate in Piketberg, saw KWV compete against more than 2,000 wines from across South Africa.
KWV has been classified as a World Class Distillery at the World Class Spirits Awards 2014 in recognition of its award-winning brandies. Participating with 80 other producers and distilleries from 30 nations, with over 400 spirits ranging from coffee and cigar brandies to gin, rum and fruit spirits, KWV’s brandies showed their strength garnering multiple awards: KWV 15 (2012) received a double gold while KWV 10, KWV 15 (2013), KWV 20 and Imoya were all awarded gold ratings.
Cape Town, 9th April, 2015 – KWV, an award-winning, proudly South African brand, has been named as one of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands for the fourth successive year – the only South African wine brand to attain this global accolade.
KWV garnered 35 international wine awards across three global competitions this week. Yesterday KWV won 2 golds, 5 silvers and 3 bronze from the International Wine Challenge (IWC) hailed as the Oscars of the wine trade. This comes hot on the heels of the IMBIBE Sommeliers Wine Awards and Concourse Mondial de Bruxelles earlier this week where KWV was awarded seven golds, 12 silvers and 2 bronze medals across these two award shows.
KWV’s Classic Collection Tawny was awarded a Gold and Regional Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) in London this week – the latest in a string of awards KWV has accumulated from DWWA in the past three years.
KWV took the coveted title of Best Brandy & Cognac Producer in the World at the 2015 International Spirit Challenge (ISC) function in London last night – the first time in the ISC’s 20-year history that a brandy not a cognac has won. KWV’s 20 year old brandy, also received the Best Brandy in the World Trophy and the prestigious ‘Grand Champion’ accolade, outscoring Cognac and international brandies, after being judged the favourite of the 9 Gold medal winners by the tasting judges.
Harvest kicked off for KWV on 6th January bringing in the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for MCC production. It didn’t slow or look back from then on. By the end of February 96% of all our grapes were in the winery. To put this in perspective; this is something that normally happens in the 1st week of April!
KWV has launched its own super-premium London dry boutique gin, hand crafted for a ‘new world’ gin drinking experience.
Cape Town, 25th August – 2015 – KWV was the big winner at the 2015 SA Young Wine Awards, SA’s oldest wine show, on Friday night (21 August), with multiple gold medals and special awards; including the coveted Gen Smuts Trophy for the overall South African champion young wine for its red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz (wooded) beating more than 2,100 contenders.