Charles Back

Fairview admin on August 15th, 2012

Glacier by Sanlam Storms River Traverse 3-day mountain bike stage race saw roughly 220 competitors flock to the Tsitsikamma Forest Inn this past weekend. Amongst them were 4 of our own Fairview teams, consisting of: Charles Back & Donald Mouton, Winemakers Anthony de Jager & Charl du Plessis, Eben Uys & Nico Januarie and LeRoy [...]

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Charles Back, owner of the Fairview Wine and Cheese farm, has once again pioneered an innovative world-first. Those who have visited the Fairview farm and seen the signature Goat Tower, will be forgiven for assuming the goats are solely used for goats milk and cheese.  After years of experimentation, Fairview has launched a new, rather [...]

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Fairview admin on November 2nd, 2011

Charles Back was recently interviewed by a journalist of Stockholm Krog magazine. The article has recently been published. For our fans, we have attached the article on Charles and Fairview from the magazine Stockholm Krog. For your enjoyment, we have put the English translation below

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Fairview admin on September 23rd, 2011

At a recent tasting in Stockholm hosted by Fondberg, Fairview’s agents in Norway, Charles, who was serving wine to guests, heard a woman shriek. He quickly went to enquire if all was well and the young lady shyly admitted that it was a shriek of pure pleasure. She then went on to show Charles how [...]

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  Our previous installments of our “Roses amongst the thorns” – female winemakers making their mark, saw the likes of Adele Dunbar, Ilicia Solomons and Stephanie Betts giving us a piece of their mind (but in a good way ). Our last installment of the four part series sees us finding out a little more [...]

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Fairview admin on September 12th, 2011

We at Fairview are proud to announce that three of our wines and two wines from our sister winery, Spice Route, featured in the Michelangelo CCL Label International Wine Awards 2011 line up. A panel of 15 international judges from countries including South Africa, France, Australia, Italy and Argentina tasted a total of 1385 wines [...]

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The Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition created much excitement once again this year when the announced 20 finalists were whittled down to the Top 10 award winners. At the luncheon to announce the winners, Bobby Malabie, Chief Executive of Absa Business Bank, said: “Absa is again honoured to be the main sponsor of the Absa [...]

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Fairview admin on August 31st, 2011

“Going green” is a phrase that has several meanings, depending on the context in which it is said. Here on the farm we are gearing up for the world cup and going green in support of our Boks, however the “going green” in this post refers to a mindset with regard to running a business.

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Fairview admin on August 19th, 2011

The 10th of August was a very special day for the Stellenbosch Small Farmers Association. The association, founded in 2003, consists of 13 farmers, chaired by Gerrit Hendricks together with board members Chris Jacobs and Peter Stone. The association of 13 farmers employs a total of 30 individuals from their surrounding community.

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Fairview admin on July 8th, 2011

The week running up to the Super 15 final (Super 14 in prior years) sees Fairview celebrating the 2nd anniversary of a event that , although currently in its infancy stage, could prove to be a long standing Paarl tradition. At Fairview, our local provincial team is Boland, who have their home ground in Paarl. [...]

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