Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

Iconic South African wine and spirits company, KWV, returned to the country’s prestigious Veritas Wine Awards with a shining performance.
Iconic South African wine and spirits company, KWV, returned to the country’s prestigious Veritas Wine Awards with a shining performance.

100-year-old KWV shines at Veritas

BRAND ACTIVITY

Issued on behalf of KWV by Feed That Bird Communication Consultants - Oct 9th 2018, 10:32

The announcement was made at a prestigious gala dinner at the CTICC, attended by representatives from across the South African Winelands.

The Veritas Awards is the longest-running wine and brandy competition in SA and is affectionally referred to as ‘South Africa’s Wine Oscars’. Close to 2,000 entries are received each year and judged by South Africa’s top wine judges and critics, with international wine judges included on some panels. Veritas is largely driven by consumer preferences, with judges valuing drinkability, wine structure and maturing ability when scrutinising wines – with the selection process for Double Gold winners being especially rigorous.

KWV’s most recent performance comes at a time when the company is reaching the end of a year-long centennial celebration and is a fitting illustration of the company’s unwavering commitment to consumers, continuing the KWV legacy of quality and consistency.

KWV was awarded Double Gold, or a rating of 90/100 or more, for the following premium wines:

• The Mentors Canvas 2014
• The Mentors Petit Verdot 2016
• The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2014
And these Double Golds for its world-renowned brandies:
• KWV 10 Year Barrel Select Potstill Brandy
• KWV 12 Year Barrel Select Potstil Brandy
• KWV 15 Year Alambic Blend Potstill Brandy
• KWV XO 20 Year Potstill Brandy
• KWV Imoya Fine Potstill Brandy

With another 10 wines and 2 brandies that achieved gold medals with scores of 86/100 or more points at Veritas, KWV enters the festive season with its trusted promise of excellence stronger than ever.

Illustrating the KWV team’s ability to make wines with exceptional ageing potential, it was awarded Gold for the following wines in the Museum Class:

• The Mentors Sémillon 2010
• The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2011
• The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012
And Gold for the following wines:
• The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon 2015
• The Mentors Sémillon 2013
• The Mentors Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
• The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2015
• Classic Collection Cape Tawny NV
• KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2014
MCC:
• Laborie Blanc de Blanc 2011

KWV also secured Gold for the following brandies, resulting in a full house of top awards for its brandy portfolio. These were:
• KWV Finest Blend 3 Year Brandy
• KWV Superior Blend 5 year Brandy

“We are very excited to enter the festive season with this recognition of our award-winning and quality brandies. Our team of distillers are committed to making brandy that reflects the excellence of this remarkable spirit, and we are delighted that the consumer will be able to share in these accolades,” said Nuno Fernandes, Marketing Executive on KWV Spirits.

Liandra Kotzé, Marketing Executive for KWV Wines said: “It takes a strong company to remain relevant for 100 years and this relevance can only be achieved when there is an unwavering commitment to quality. These awards are testament that this commitment is non-negotiable at KWV.”

Click here for more information on KWV 

Related Activity

Bashew’s salutes two decades of laughter with Joe Barber15
JUL
Bashew’s salutes two decades of laughter with Joe Barber
Bashew’s, the Cape’s iconic and cherished soft drink dating back to 1899, pays tribute to one of South Africa’s most popular comedy shows, Joe Barber.
KWV Brandy named global Brandy Producer of the Year at ISC12
JUL
KWV Brandy named global Brandy Producer of the Year at ISC
For an incredible fourth year running, KWV has been awarded the Producer of the Year Trophy in the Brandy and Cognac category at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC).
Vital Health Foods launches premium range as wellness industry booms10
JUL
Vital Health Foods launches premium range as wellness industry booms
Bolstered by the overall category growth, Vital Health Foods – Africa’s leading manufacturer of complementary medicines and health supplements (IRI Aztec 2018) – has launched their new premium scientifically-formulated Vital Health Science range; a suite of health products that have been expertly formulated with high quality raw materials obtained through a world-class sourcing process and subject to rigorous compliance testing in Vital Health Foods’ laboratory.
SASKO evokes childhood memories with Sandwich Stories campaign04
JUL
SASKO evokes childhood memories with Sandwich Stories campaign
The simple sandwich - it’s more than just two slices of bread, it’s the memory of the person who made it for you, the moment you shared and the traditions that are passed on from generation to generation.

Try these recipes

Spinach Wraps11
JUL
Spinach Wraps
These spinach wraps are a great healthy summer starter or lunchtime snack for the whole family to enjoy.
Chai & Orange Rice Pudding 11
JUL
Chai & Orange Rice Pudding
A warm winter pud.
Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies04
JUL
Double Chocolate Mocha Brownies
We didn’t think you could improve a chocolate brownie – ‘til we added more chocolate and a hit of Foreign Ground coffee.
Cauliflower Curry with Coconut Dust04
JUL
Cauliflower Curry with Coconut Dust
Meat-free curries are just as supreme!