KWV is one of the leading wine and spirits producers in South Africa. Its head office is located in Paarl, in the Western Cape region - one of the country’s top wine producing regions. The company sources wines and grapes from the best and most sought after viticultural regions in South Africa.
With a long history of brandies, KWV produces only the best quality golden brandies, KWV has a brandy for every occasion. We use French oak barrels and our secret ingredient - more than 90 years’ experience. We have a brandy for every taste from the lively 3 year old brandy to the full-bodied 20 year old brandy.
The KWV House of Brandy in Worcester in the heart of the Breede River Valley comprises the biggest distillery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, with a total of 120 copper potstills on the premises.
The giant KWV House of Brandy distillery also boasts a 25 hectolitre potstill and the cellar has a production capacity of 367 500 litres of wine per day. Here, brandies are carefully distilled twice to an alcohol strength of 70% by volume, ensuring sufficient copper contact and concentration of aromatic flavours.
In South Africa, grapes are grown specifically for brandy making purposes as opposed to some other countries where brandy making becomes a means of removing surplus alcohol, and it was found that grapes grown in the Breede River Valley produce brandies of exceptional quality.