Proud Pioneers - established in 1918.
From its earliest roots in 1918 as a small co-operative of growers – Proud Pioneers with the vision to improve wine industry standards and quality in South Africa – KWV has grown into a global producer of over 100 products.
Our wines and grapes are sourced from the most sought-after viticultural regions of South Africa and grown from the world’s oldest earth. Our cellars, one of the largest complexes in the world and featuring the world-famous Cathedral Cellar, have produced an award-winning range of products. Our brands have a solid foundation in tradition, while innovating with contemporary tastes. Over the decades they have earned KWV a loyal following of discerning consumers both locally and abroad.
Our commitment to quality in all aspects of our business has earned us multiple local and international accolades, with our brands having collectively earned over 300 awards in the past year alone. We also celebrate our success in sustainability – we are one of the leading black empowered companies in the wine and spirits industry and are dedicated to our role as founding member of the Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (ARA).
KWV is present in over 100 markets globally, with key focus markets including Scandinavia, Germany, the Americas, Japan, and South Africa. We place a high value on our relationships with our international partners, who ensure that our brand presence extends across national and cultural borders.