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Label and packaging company, Vollherbst Labels, has announced a generational change in leadership: After more than 30 years, owner Dr Franz-Josef Vollherbst is handing over the baton to sons Stefan and Matthias. Founded in 1921, family-owned German company Vollherbst Labels is the go-to supplier for...

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......

South Africa is known for many unique wonders, one being its sensational summer months. And just in time for the festive season, cue lazy days next to the ocean, chatty afternoons with family and friends, and spending time around packed festive tables while sharing special......

KWV’s Centenary, the rare and once-off limited connoisseur brandy, received a near-perfect score of 99/100 in the Platter’s by Diners Club South Africa Wine Guide on 8 November 2019 – making it the highest-rated product in this year’s Platter’s 2020 guide. Platter’s is one of......

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......

Rascallion Wines, premium négociant wine business based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, has appointed Terroir Wine Group as their exclusive importer for the USA, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Terroir has an extensive network across over 30 states and territories in the USA.......

South Africa’s proud wine heritage was recently highlighted when one of our most celebrated wines was recorked to prolong its already venerable lifespan of 198 years. At such an age, the Grand Constance 1821 dessert wine stands amongst some of the Old-World stalwarts and demonstrates......

The Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction offers wine enthusiasts and collectors an opportunity to bid on some of South Africa’s most iconic wines. These exclusive lots, with competitive reserve prices to match, are bound to spark many a bidding war. The prestigious Cape Fine......

“I sincerely hope that more people are made aware of the outstanding quality of South African wines.” This according to British Master of Wine (MW) Tim Atkin on the recent conclusion of his South African Special Report 2019. This year, Atkin tasted 2,115 South African......

KWV Brandy is proud to announce that it cinched another award in a major spirits competition. In its latest illustrious performance, South Africa’s famous brandy producer won the Trophy for the Best Pot-Distilled Brandy at the inaugural Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show. This achievement follows......

L’Avenir Wine Estate has taken a hands-on approach to this working wine farm’s layout and design. Motivated to empower through design, L’Avenir’s principal design inspiration is drawn from vineyards and the hands that toil the land. This approach has appropriately manifested in L’Avenir’...

Some of the Cape Winelands’ most precious collectable wines were recently given a new lease on life with an intricate recorking exercise. A precious line-up of rare vintage finds from the Tabernacle, South Africa’s most coveted wine vault, received brand new, taint-free, NDTech corks to......

De Kleine Wijn Köop (the small wine co-op), is cause for excitement for wine nerds. This very cool addition to the South African wine industry boasts an array of idiosyncratic wines made from niche varieties, characterised with a line-up of unconventional and imaginative labels. De......

With the world market increasingly focused on the fine and rare wines from South Africa, the Cape Winelands is in a stronger position than ever to showcase its fine wine investments. This year, the Cape Winelands is proud to host its first-ever Cape Fine &......

“The inaugural Stellenbosch Fine Wine & Food Festival, presented by Nedbank Private Wealth was a resounding success,” this is the feedback from Stellenbosch Wine Routes, and its associated partner, Nedbank Private Wealth, following a bustling festival this past weekend. On Saturday, 3 Augus...

KWV has been making huge strides in the South African – and global – wine industry since it was founded in 1918. This year, this 101-year old wine brand is ensuring its innovative drive is catapulting it into the future with major achievements in the......

Düsseldorf, Germany, 17 March – KWV was revealed as one of the World’s Most Admired Brands in the annual The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands survey by Drinks International. Competing with the greatest names in the industry, KWV was ranked 45 out of 50, making......

RENOWNED CHEFS OF THE STELLENBOSCH WINE ROUTES UNITE for SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AS ‘TASTING STELLENBOSCH’. Driven by a mandate to affect real change, Stellenbosch Wine Routes officially introduced Tasting Stellenbosch, which will be upskilling the community by providing hospitality training. This me...

Sharing their year of birth with Nelson Mandela, KWV has been celebrating 100 years of excellence during 2018.  Whilst the year has been filled with many events and occasions celebrating a rich history and great brands, KWV has also been adding to their capability and......

KWV is celebrating its centennial year in 2018. In honour of this milestone, KWV has also introduced an upgrade to its brandy range, ringing in the next 100 years. A SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST Its CEO, Boyce Lloyd, has promised to continue to delight the consumer......

Chef Mynhardt Joubert is honouring his tradition of baking his annual ‘Free State Fruitcake’ and has just released his first 2018 batch of these anticipated delicacies this month. This annual tradition sees Chef Mynhardt partnering with Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts, Moir’s, Sasko and K...

Winemakers from the Breedekloof Wine Valley were well-represented at the annual Veritas awards this weekend, claiming a total of 74 medals amongst its collective of producers. The Veritas awards are considered one of South Africa’s most prestigious wine awards and receives close to 2,000 entries.....

Leading wine and spirit company, KWV, was the recipient of 29 top awards at the internationally acclaimed Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards – a major industry competition which attracted a record number of 2 255 entries this year. Illustrating KWV’s appeal to both local and......

South Africa is home to some of the biggest wine vats in the world, which stands guarded underneath the impressive vaulted roof of KWV’s Cathedral Cellar. These vats, which have illustrations of the history of the SA wine industry carved on them, can be viewed......

Creation Wines on the upper reaches of the Hemel-en-Aarde is delighted to have topped the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report compiled by Winemag.co.za once again. This time with the 2015 Creation Art of Pinot Noir which scored an impressive 93/100 in the 2018 report.......

In celebration of #DrinkChenin day on 15 June, the Breedekloof Makers invited a group of influencers – from sommeliers to wine writers to radio hosts to Jan Braai – to create a playlist dedicated to this remarkable variety. The Breedekloof Makers – a band of......

After an exciting month-long competition that saw the culinary world paired with the world of mixology, KWV concluded its search for its KWV Brandy Futurists: innovative and creative geniuses. In celebration of their 100-year-old existence, KWV Brandy embarked on a journey of reflection, but also......

Following a nationwide search, KWV Brandy, home to the World’s Best Brandy, has identified South Africa’s top five creative bartenders in its KWV Brandy Reimagined competition. In celebration of its Centennial, KWV Brandy identified 20 bartenders to compete in its KWV Brandy Reimagined mixology ...

Showcasing South Africans’ love for the outdoors, ‘braai’, and the associated enjoyment of KWV Brandy, was a source of inspiration when a collective of bartenders from Durban and Johannesburg came together on Tuesday 22 May, to compete in the KWV Brandy Reimagined competition at Mootee......

Africa was the source of inspiration when ten of the top bartenders from Cape Town came together on Tuesday, 8 May, to compete in the KWV Brandy Reimagined competition at Cause|Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Brandy Bar.  This competition seeks to identify SA’s top bartender, who......

Life can be a trapeze act that calls for fine balance between work and play. Balance, the quirky brand from Overhex Wines International, motivates for this work-life-balance with its range of ‘friendly’ and ‘fun’ wines that are easy to enjoy. With a range of varieties,......

“Everything good is coming from that region,” says sommelier. Sommeliers recently selected their top wines in the annual South African Sommeliers Selection – a wine competition judged solely by wine stewards in categories consumers will typically find on a ‘wine list’ – and wines from......

Worldwide Brandy Trophy awarded to Paarl-based wine and spirits producer, making it one of the most awarded Brandy producers in the world. Adding weight to its reputation for producing top-quality potstill brandies rivalling the best in the world, KWV was awarded the Worldwide Trophy and......

10 More reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley If trends are anything to go by, lesser explored wine valleys are going to be very popular in 2017 – here’s why Most, if not all, wine lovers are familiar with South Africa’s more established wine......

It is a wish of many food lovers: to sit at a table with the great South African gourmand, CL Leipoldt, to share in his food stories and cooking. Although that is an opportunity that can’t be repeated, food lovers and cooks can still sit......

The success of the Breedekloof’s wine region’s pioneering Chenin Blanc initiative at the international Cape Wine 2015 showcase has led to the formation of Breedekloof Makers, a band of like-minded winemakers committed to emphasising the quality of wines being made in the region, as well......

If trends are anything to go by, lesser explored wine valleys are going to be very popular in 2017 – here’s why   Most, if not all, wine lovers are familiar with South Africa’s more established wine routes: Stellenbosch wine route, home to many of......

The industrious Mandla Sibeko, founder of Seed Capital Ventures, with shareholding interests in some of South Africa’s most successful brands, including Netflorist, and shareholder and Director of South Africa’s biggest Art Fair, the FNB Joburg Art Fair, has just been named Wine Ambassador for S...

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