KWV was awarded the SA champion Red blend Trophy (Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon), clinched another 3 National Class Winners and won 10 Gold medals at the South African National Young Wine Show last week.
This capped a successful week where they scored the highest among producers at the Regional Paarl Young Wine Show with 8 trophies.This is the fifth time since 2009 and the fourth year in a row that KWV has won this accolade.
This year, a total of 129 producers with 1900 entries competed in the two-tiered SA Young Wine Show, which includes eight regional competitions with separate awards ceremonies, followed by the national championship. The aim of the competition is to judge the quality of wines within the year of production before they are finally blended and bottled. In this way, the industry can give recognition to the production capabilities of a wine cellar.
"Our wines performed very well, reinforcing 2014 as an excellent year," said KWV chief winemaker Johann Fourie. "We performed very well across varieties, and we're particularly pleased to have won the best Paarl Producer Trophy again."
Louwritz Louw, KWV Winemaker, commented that he was "delighted to see how these wines develop once they become commercially available. It is gratifying to see our Chenin blanc, which won a regional award and a gold at last year's Young Wine Show, go on as KWV's The Mentors Chenin Blanc 2013 to win the Harold Eedes Trophy for the 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show's best Chenin Blanc."