KWV has been crowned as the king of Veritas 2011. Last night (Saturday 8 October) this almost century old wine and brandy company with its headquarters in Paarl, received a remarkable five double gold and nine gold medals at the 2011 Veritas Award ceremony – the most double gold and gold medals ever won by one cellar.
Tasting 1 739 wines and brandies is no mean feat. From 5-12 September nine revered international wine judges, together with more than a 100 local wine gurus, sipped, tasted, contemplated, discussed and reached consensus during the official tasting of this year’s Veritas competition.
Judging of South African brandies took place at the Nederburg auction complex in Paarl on 12 September. The results will be announced at a gala banquet on October 8th at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.