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Driven by innovation and fuelled to make products our consumers can believe in, KWV is proud to feature locally and globally for its range of award-winning wines and spirits.

KWV wines recognised for quality and value
in Tim Atkin South African Special Report 2022

The hotly anticipated Tim Atkin South African Special Report 2022 has just been unveiled. KWV is proud to feature on this British Master of Wine’s ‘Podium’ list – reserved for the top wines and performers from South Africa’s winelands. As testament to the inherent value and quality of KWV’s wines, the KWV Classic Cape Tawny NV was announced as the Best Value Fortified Wine of the Year with a score of 93/100.

Last year KWV also featured on The Podium list when its Chief Viticulturist, Marco Ventrella, was named Viticulturist of the Year.

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KWV’s champion status heralded as best in the world at International Spirits Challenge

KWV Brandy has once again been highlighted for its premium, international status, taking for the fourth time the highest award in the final round of the renowned International Spirits Challenge (ISC). Already an established champion, KWV Brandy was again named the world’s best brandy and cognac producer. The accolade was announced in London with KWV Brandy topping the field of the world’s biggest spirits producers and brand owners.

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NEWS

Driven by innovation and fuelled to make products our consumers can believe in, KWV is proud to feature locally and globally for its range of award-winning wines and spirits.

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A SINGLE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE CELLAR SECURES A TROPHY AT CONCOURS MONDIAL 2021

KWV is “blown away” after just being named the producer of the best wine in the South African category in the international, 28th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition. The Mentors Perold 2018, a premium Cape red blend, was the only South African wine to take home a Grand Gold as well as a Revelations Trophy – only awarded to the best of the best wines in the competition. It also took home a Silver Medal for its Roodeberg Rosé 2020, and in doing so, was the highest rated still rosé from South Africa.

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2021 HARVEST BEGINNING AND SEASON TRENDS TO DATE.

To sit and reflect, at this time every year, on the season behind and project into the future for vintage, is normally a jovial fool’s errand with perhaps 50/50 success, but fun none the less. This year is a very, very different animal. From lockdown immediately after harvest 2020, alcohol bans, COVID19 through the year to date. So many words, key words, touchstone words, trigger words, a multitude of words with immediate visceral impacts on us all. Lockdown, Sanitise, Isolation, Curfew, travel restriction, zoom meetings, working from home, mute button failures, Spouses/kids/pets fails on video meetings, toilet paper shortages, mask, testing, sick, infected, hospitalised, public health care system and increasingly now on a planetary scale: Condolences.

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EYES TO THE SKY, FEET ON THE GROUND: KWV HUMBLED BY RECEIVING VERITAS VERTEX AND TOP ACHIEVING CELLAR AWARDS

“It is such a big honour; I am almost at a loss for words.” This was what an elated Izele van Blerk, The Mentors winemaker at KWV, said when it was announced that her team had secured the coveted Veritas Vertex Award for The Mentors Orchestra 2018 at the annual Veritas Awards this weekend. This spectacular Bordeaux-style red blend is the first red wine to be announced as this competition’s overall champion wine, from almost 1 300 entries received In a momentous conclusion to a particularly challenging year, the Veritas Wine Awards also announced KWV as the country’s top achieving cellar.

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