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ESTEEMED FRENCH WINE JUDGES SHOWER FRESH ACCLAIM ON THE MENTORS BY KWV

06 August 2020

A trio of The Mentors by KWV wines have been singled out by the well-regarded judging panel of the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge, highlighting once again the consistency of quality that this premier South African range continues to maintain. Gilbert & Gaillard annually taste and award more than 10 000 wines from the world’s best producers. Tastings are conducted quarterly by a panel of wine experts from France, epicentre of Old World wine excellence.

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KWV WELCOMES JUSTIN CORRANS AS ITS CHIEF WINEMAKER

21 July 2020

KWV is excited to welcome Justin Corrans as its new Chief Winemaker. Corrans joins the KWV fold having previously served as the CEO of Breedekloof winery, Mountain Ridge. His appointment is backed by nearly twenty years of international and local wine industry experience, a meticulous approach to winemaking, sound technical knowledge and an unwavering passion for South African wine.

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MAKING HISTORY: KWV CRUXLAND GIN FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN GIN TO WIN WORLD'S BEST LONDON DRY GIN

27 February 2020

Cape Town – It’s official: The coveted KWV Cruxland Gin is now the best London Dry Gin in the world – a first for South African gins. After final tastings by acclaimed judges all over the world, KWV Cruxland Gin was named the World’s Best London Dry Gin at the 2020 World Gin Awards in London on 27 February. For the first time in history, a South African gin has secured this title. KWV’s celebrated Cruxland Gin did not only beat entries from England, the king of gin, but also France, Japan, Canada, Germany, China, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium and Sweden.

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KWV HARVEST REPORT 2020: 'ITS ABOUT PERFECT COHESION'

07 January 2020

KWV’s wine and harvest team have undoubtedly mastered the art of wine harvesting. Once a year, winemakers, viticulturists, cellar workers and laboratory personnel join hands to reap the fruits of their labour. Cue pride, joy and weeks of unimaginable planning. Harvest 2020 started on 7 January 2020 – a fairly early vintage as initial véraison was spotted on a number of varieties by early December 2019. The KWV harvest team kicked off with Pinot Noir for the brand’s Méthode Cap Classique offerings at a somewhat lower yield than in 2019, followed by particularly tropical Chardonnay, and late bloomer Sauvignon Blanc. Next in the harvest line for white varieties came Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc and Viognier.

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