KWV MAKES HISTORY – CROWNED PRODUCER OF THE YEAR FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Consistency of style and focus paid off big time for the KWV team who celebrated a truly finish great moment at the Veritas awards in Cape Town on Friday night, with KWV being crowned Producer of the Year* for fifth consecutive year. KWV garnered an impressive nine Double Gold medals - Six Double Gold medals and 9 Gold for its winning wines and 3 Double Gold medals and 1 Gold for KWV’s award winning brandies.

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KWV CELEBRATES HUNDRED YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

KWV, South Africa’s iconic wine and spirits company has reached centennial status. KWV was originally founded with the single purpose to serve the interest of the South African wine industry and to promote the image of local wines abroad in turn. This mandate changed in the 1990s when KWV’s role essentially alteredfrom that of cooperative with diverse development and co-ordination mandates, to a private company, participating and competing in the marketplace.

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STATEMENT: FIRE AT KWV

This morning between 06:30 and 07:00 a fire broke out in the KWV production facility in Paarl. Authorities and support services acted swiftly and the fire was brought under control. A KWV employee, a service provider and municipal firefighter have been admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation and are in a stable condition. Four KWV employees were treated on site for minor smoke inhalation.

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KWV NAMED THE MOST ADMIRED SOUTH AFRICAN WINE BRAND IN THE WORLD

Düsseldorf, Germany, 17 March – KWV was revealed as one of the World’s Most Admired Brands in the annual The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey by Drinks International. Competing with the greatest names in the industry, KWV was ranked 45 out of 50, making it the highest placed brand from South Africa and one of only two South African brands to be featured in this global list.

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CATHEDRAL CELLAR COMES TO LIFE WITH AUGMENTED REALITY LABELS

KWV is proud to announce that its Cathedral Cellar Shiraz 2016 has been rated as one of the Cape Winelands’ top 12 wines in this category, according to the 7th annual Shiraz SA Challenge. This is the 3rd year that this premium wine has been included as one of SA’s Top 12 Shiraz’s, a performance which KWV says indicates their unwavering commitment to make wines that consistently deliver on quality.

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