Cape Town, South Africa – October 14, 2023 – KWV, a name synonymous with excellence in wine and spirits, has once again dominated the prestigious 33rd Veritas Awards, showcasing its remarkable consistency and unwavering commitment to quality. This Paarl-based producer’s performance at the event earned them the title of “Best Producer” and it was also named Best Achiever for 11 or more wines entered. KWV reaffirmed its position as a leader in the industry with an impressive six Double Gold medals and nine Gold medals for its unfortified wines, three Double Golds and four Golds for its brandy and one Double Gold in the Fortified Wine category.
KWV, a cornerstone of South African winemaking, has once again demonstrated its exceptional prowess in the prestigious Tim Atkin 2023 South Africa Report. In his latest report, this British Master of Wine (MW) underscores KWV's continued commitment to producing top-tier wines, as evidenced by a range of high scores awarded to its wines. This accomplishment follows KWV's Chief Viticulturist, Marco Ventrella, being honoured as the Best Viticulturist in the 2021 report and the consistent recognition of its wines.
With effect from 1 June, John Loomes will replace Boyce Lloyd as CEO of KWV. The carefully orchestrated leadership transition, which began in July last year, has ensured a seamless handover, positioning KWV for sustained growth and excellence.
Water is the key feature of this vintage. Its lack to begin with and its abundance at the end with a few key cameo performances in between. Simply put we began this vintage with a very dry winter indeed. Our winter rains are the main source of moisture for our soils in the Western Cape and particularly in the Coastal regions.
An academy of leading wine buyers, sommeliers, wholesalers, bar owners, Masters of Wine, writers and educators from six continents has named KWV one of the most admired wine brands in the world. Published annually by Drinks International, the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands is a list of the 50 most respected and best-known wine brands globally.