one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa and has a
distinguished heritage, celebrated around the globe.
innovation and exceptional brands including Roodeberg, Labourie, KWV Wines
& KWV Brandies are part of their portfolio.
From their earliest
roots in 1918 as a small co-operative of wine growing pioneers with the vision
to improve industry standards and quality in South Africa.
KWV has grown into a
global producer of over 100 products.
KWV wines and grapes
are sourced from the most sought-after viticultural regions of South Africa.
The cellars featuring the world-famous Cathedral Cellar have produced many
award-winning vintages these have earned KWV a loyal following of consumers
both locally and internationally.
KWV commitment to
quality in all aspects of their business has earned them multiple local and
international accolades. KWV is present in over 100 markets globally, with key
focus markets including Scandinavia, Germany, the Americas, Japan, and South
|We were invited to KWV Wine Emporium for a tasting during our South African fact finding tour, 16, best sellers and or wines targeted for our home market in Scandinavia. Wines featured were from Laborie, KWV and Roodenberg, a great selection with big tastes at value for money prices. |
|In the KWV wine emporium shop theres a wide selection of their produce among others their pinotage as well as their top of the range. |
|Abraham Izak Perold, was a South African chemist and viticulturist. Perold is best known for developing the Pinotage grape variety in 1925 through crossing Pinot Noir and Cinsault at the KWV vineyards KWV release a premium Pinotage cape blend to commemorate his efforts, Perold Tributum with 30-70% Pinotage blended with cabernet Sauvignon, shiraz and cabernet franc.|
Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid Afrika” Founded in 1918 by South African wine
farmers with the aim of stabilizing and supporting the local fledgling
industry, this support organization worked until the early 1990’s when the
words export market opened its doors to South African wines. Since the KWV has
become a force in itself exporting their own award winning wines and brandies
from their base in Paarl all over the world.
The KWV act-
strengthens KWV role as the sole exporter of surplus wine production
The first brandy is
produced and subsequently exported to the UK
Viticultural expert Abraham
Perold the father of pinotage is appointed to experiment with and improver
quality control processes.
the outbreak of world
war 2 causes exports to decline, brandy consumption increases. KWV expand their
market within Africa and the east.
responsibilities expand to include minimum price setting for all wines.
Roodenberg one of
KWV’s flagship wines is released.
celebrates 300 years of wine making in the cape.
A modern cellar with
cold fermentation –one of the first of its kind is built in time for the 1962
The wine of origin
system is legislation and passed allowing single estate production.
The wine house
concept is created by KWV promoting a social culture and awareness to food and
wine consumption, Labourie wine is established in Paarl, Paddagang in Tullbagh,
Kleinplasie in Worchester, Brandewndraai in Robertson and Doornbosch in
KWV purchases 30% of
Stellenbosch Farmers Winery and Distillers Corporation & together with
Rembrant acquires the majority joint interest in Kaapwyn. These acquisitions
open new distribution possibilities for KWV.
The tense political
situation and consequent poor economy sees KWV developing new products for the
KWV plays a vital
role in the establishment of the South Africa Brandy foundation.
Export markets reopen
with the unbanning of the ANC, KWV develops new market strategies having until
now controlled the export market.
The revamped KWV
brandy cellar at Worcester is opened as the tourist friendly, KWV House of
KWV wins the
President’s award for export achievement.
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