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Fairview admin on August 30th, 2012

Beef Burger with Brie and Green Figs Ingredients: (makes 3 extra-large patties or 4 large patties) 500 g lean beef mince 1 large egg 1 small slice of bread, finely crumbed generous amount of salt and pepper (at least 1 t salt and 1/2 t pepper) oil for frying (I used Canola oil) ½ cup [...]

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Fairview admin on March 26th, 2012

Paarl, March 2012: After getting off to a slow start, Fairview is in the final stages of the 2012 harvest. The considerate climate fluctuations leading up to the harvest resulted in a later, slower harvest that looks to yield a well-structured, top quality vintage. Fairview winemaker, Anthony de Jager says, “This harvest has been unlike [...]

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Fairview admin on March 26th, 2012

Fairview has recently been awarded as the first Carbon Neutral Cheesery on the African continent, by The Carbon Protocol of South Africa. Acknowledging the negative effects on the environment through man-made climate change and the fact that 75% of global green house gas (GHG) emissions are generated by business*, the Fairview Vineyard Cheesery in Paarl [...]

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Fairview admin on October 26th, 2011

The Fairview wildlife family has grown a little more. Our resident Blue Cranes have produced a beautiful little chick.

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Fairview admin on September 14th, 2011

  The farm was a buzz this morning with the news of a new baby that had been born last night. A quick trip down to the wildlife camp revealed a truly beautiful sight, a brand new baby Eland calf.

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Fairview admin on July 29th, 2011

Business or Pleasure one would ask. The feeling and sentiment on the farm is …..Business for Fairview is a Pleasure! Anthony assured us that it was purely business, as his bike and board shorts were left at home. 18th to 22nd of July, Fairview winemaker Anthony de Jager visited Mauritius’ various hotels and resorts (some [...]

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Fairview admin on July 8th, 2011

Fairview is lucky enough to have a barrage of female winemakers in its staff contingent. These ladies have great ideas and keep their male counterparts on their toes when it comes to winemaking strategy. Last month we focused on Adele Dunbar (see http://www.blog.fairview.co.za/?p=1660), and over the next few weeks, we plan on focusing on the [...]

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Fairview admin on September 10th, 2008

On Tuesday, I spent the day at the Eziko Cooking and Catering School in Langa, along with a colleague Winston Zakhe. We were there to chat to the students at the school about wine and winemaking. Langa is the oldest township in South Africa (founded in 1901) and has a strong sense of community, with [...]

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