KWV wins World’s Best Brandy award

Adding weight to its reputation for producing top-quality potstill brandies rivalling the best in the world, KWV was awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards in two separate, influential and global wine and spirits competitions this week.

In the first global announcement, KWV’s 15-year-old Potstill Brandy achieved an Outstanding Gold (a score of 93/100 or more) and the Worldwide Trophy for Brandy – outscoring all other brandies – at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).  

This competition, which aims to set the international benchmark for quality in wine and spirits, receives entries from nearly 90 countries,…
Read More

KWV wins World’s Best Brandy award

6 Inspiring Heritage Holidays and Sites

Head along the Route 62 Brandy Route. Image Darling Lama Productions

Head along the Route 62 Brandy Route. Image Darling Lama Productions

As South Africans celebrate Heritage Day (and National Braai Day) on 24 September 2016, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on this diverse country and plan your next heritage holiday or visit to a heritage site. Here are some of our favourites:

1. Follow the Brandy Route: Head off along Route 62 in the Klein Karoo and explore our incredible brandy heritage as you visit brandy…
Read More

Win a personalised bottle of fine brandy for Father’s Day!

A bottle of Richelieu 10 has the name of a lucky dad engraved onto it

Better than a message in a bottle (because then it would have to be empty) is a message on a bottle – a bottle filled with the world’s best brandy, that is.

Looking for something special for your dad this Father’s day? Engraving stations have been set-up at five Makro stores around Gauteng, where engravers will be present to write a personalised message to your dad on your chosen bottle of brandy. “This will create a unique…
Read More

South African brandies wow at 2015 Veritas Awards

Veritas Awards

From back left: Ilse du Toit (KWV), Lourens Stander (KWV), Wynand Storm (KWV), Charles Hopkins (Veritas chairman), Andre Simonis (Oude Molen), Riaan Bredell (Distell) and Bennie Howard (Veritas). Front: Marlene Bester (Van Ryn), Mare-Loe Prinsloo (Distell), Winnie Bowman (Cape Wine Master), Pieter de Bod (KWV), Christelle Reade-Jahn (SA Brandy Foundation). Photographer: Andrew Gorman

At the 25th anniversary of SA’s premier wine and brandy awards, local brandy producers scooped the gold awards: 11 Double Gold and six Gold medals from 32 entries.

“The story of brandy is fascinating,” says the Read More

Brandy gets a makeover

In the past, brandy was a bit of an old fogies’ drink, but things have changed and South African brandy is being rediscovered in new and innovative ways. Gone is the time when a ‘brandy and coke’ was the cocktail of the day…

South African brandy has certainly come of age and with the Fine Brandy Fusion Festival just around the corner, Johannesburg brandy lovers will get to taste the finest tipple the country has on offer. The event takes place from 5-9 June 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre and promises to be jam-packed with brandy tastings, brand…
Read More