As of 2014, KWV has been classified as a World Class Distillery at the World Class Spirits Awards 2014 for their amazing award-winning brandies. A wonderful collaboration of growers in 1918, dubbed the Proud Pioneers, aimed to improve the South African wine industry standards and now they have over 100 luxury products exported worldwide. The memorable Paarl estate features one of the largest complexes across the world with the famed Cathedral Cellar. Esteemed quality has led KWV Wine Emporium to claim the accolade of over 300 awards from 2012 to 2013. Expansive KWV award-winning Brandy has placed KWV on the international map as a revered producer of premium wine and brandy products.