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!