‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands; Two South African Wine Producers Enlisted

Each year Drinks International, a UK drinks publication announces its most admired wine brands. The results for this year were announced on 17th March during a special awards evening at the Steigenberger Park Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Not one but two South African wine brands are on this year’s top 50 list, selected by over 200 of some of the most renowned names in the global wine industry, and strengthened by the expertise of well-known specialist wine market research and consultancy firm, Wine Intelligence, that helped conduct the 2019 survey.

Number 47 on the list was Nederburg Wines in Paarl. Niël Groenewald, MD of Nederburg says, “We are delighted by this news and especially thankful to our viticulture and winemaking teams for their zealous focus on innovation, not merely for the sake of newness but to see how they can continually improve what they do.”

Just two spots up 45 sits KWV, Another iconic South African wine and spirits producer that was founded in the same year that Nelson Mandela was born (1918). Although KWV is renowned for its brandy, it also produces Roodeberg, The Mentors, Laborie, Cathedral Cellar and the KWV Classic Collection.

Amongst other wine producers on the list are Penfolds (Australia), Torres (Spain), Villa Maria (New Zealand), Concho Y Toro (Chile), and French icon M. Chapoutier.


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