Wilderer’s wins Double Gold at the 2004 World Spirit of the Year Award

Tuesday, 17 February, 2004
Shirley de Kock
Pinpointing South Africa as an international producer of fine spirits
Wilderer's Distillery, producer of acclaimed Grappa and Eaux de Vie, has achieved further international acclaim at the 2004 World Spirits Awards in Austria, where its Grappa Muscato received a Double Gold Medal and was crowned Spirit of the Year.

Wilderer´s Grappa Pinotage and Apple ‘Calvados-Style’ were both awarded Gold Medals. The distillery itself was awarded the prestigious ‘First Class Distillery’ title and won a further five silver medals and one bronze for its fine spirits.

Says master distiller Helmut Wilderer: ‘Wilderer`s Distillery was the first in South Africa to distill Grappa and Eaux de Vie, and we are proud to have won many awards, including gold awards in Germany. ‘The recent accolades are testimony to the standards we set at our distillery, reinforced by the fact that our spirits are sought after by international connoisseurs and buyers throughout the world,’ he says.

‘These latest awards have drawn attention not only to Wilderer´s,’ says marketing directing Christian Wilderer, ‘they have also pinpointed South Africa as an international producer of fine spirits and will assist us in becoming leaders in new markets.’ Wilderer's Grappa and Eaux de Vie are available through selected wine shops and stores throughout South Africa, as well as directly from the farm on the Franschhoek road between Paarl and Simondium.

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Email: wilderer@jaywalk.com

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