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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 NAMED WORLD CLASS DISTILLERY

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.

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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.

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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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