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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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KWV RINGS IN THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH VERITAS GLITTER

14 October 2019

Cape Town, 14 October 2019 – KWV is exceptionally proud to announce that its winemaking and distilling teams featured amongst the top performers at the annual Veritas Wine Awards gala dinner on Friday, 11 October. Collectively, its wines and spirits received no less than nine Golds and eight Double Golds from this prestigious wine competition.

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