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KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 2011

The future?

When I interviewed outgoing KWV chief winemaker Richard Rowe for official Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show guide ICONS about The Mentors Petit Verdot 2011, he expressed excitement about the variety’s future in South Africa. “It’s got an inherently low pH … [Read more...]

KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2009


There are many reasons to opt for tap water over bottled mineral water when dining out locally: the quality is of a high standard, there’s minimal carbon footprint involved and you get to save money that you can then spend on wine. Harvest, the … [Read more...]

Topical pic – KWV Roodeberg 2009 bag-in-box


KWV Roodeberg 2009 packaged in 3-litre bag-in-box sells for 269 krona in Sweden (1SAK = 1.09ZAR), and if dooswyn enjoyed such stylish packaging back home, I’m sure many more would be inclined to buy it. The 2009 vintage is a huge step in quality … [Read more...]

KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2010

KWV head office La Concorde. Where it all goes down...

Yesterday a visit to The Mentors cellar at KWV in Paarl, a facility fulfilling the dual purposes of top-end quality as well as research and development. Built five years ago, it features modern technology and receives only the best parcels of fruit, … [Read more...]

KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008

KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008

As featured in the last issue of Business Day WANTED: In the mid-1990s, KWV went from South Africa’s super co-operative to just another big wine company struggling for a share of the domestic and international wine and spirits market. Is it going to … [Read more...]