Fairview admin on September 13th, 2012

The first wines entitled to carry South Africa’s fully traceable new ethical seal have been announced by the Wine and Agricultural Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA). In what is believed to be a world-first amongst wine-producing countries, the seal, based on rigorous auditing of WIETA’s code of good conduct, provides confirmation that fair labour practices [...]


On a very cold and rainy Thursday morning, Prof Eben Archer visited Fairview to share some of his knowledge with our vineyard team. His ongoing research in the field of viticulture has not only branded him as a pioneer, his studies at research centre Nietvoorbij during South Africa’s isolation years made him one of the [...]

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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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  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 July 4th, 2011

Dear Fairview family, After many months of hard work we are excited to share with you the news of a significant label evolution and improvement for the Fairview wine brand, to be introduced in the coming months.

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Fairview admin on June 28th, 2011

June 28: The Fairview , Spice Route and De Leuwenjagt wine making teams consisting of Charles Back (Fairview Vintner), Anthony de Jager, Adele Dunbar, Stephanie Betts, Charl du Plessis, Alicia Rechner, accompanied by Patrick Sidyiyo, Fairview’s Master Tasting host, formed the tasting panel that tasted some of our new and unusual varieties that our farm [...]

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Fairview admin on February 25th, 2011

Amongst all of those typical wine words that tend to get thrown around, you often hear references to trellised vines vs bushvines and talk about un-irrigated vineyards. It is fairly straightforward to understand what these terms mean, but what relevance do they actually have to the wine at the end of the day? Here’s a [...]

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Fairview admin on February 16th, 2011

Support Paarl wine producers at the 2011 OmmiBerg / Round the Rock festival. This years harvest celebration place on the 12th of March. Many Paarl producers are participating and you can find all the details on the website. Fairview will be welcoming guests to the farm and some of the added activities for day are [...]

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Fairview admin on February 3rd, 2011

Di Back sent us some lovely pictures and a note about her early morning harvest alarm clock: You can see more photos of day to life and the harvest on our Flickr page Today is Thursday 3rd of February, (two days before my son’s wedding), and I was woken up by the excited sounds of the [...]

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Fairview admin on January 13th, 2011

Fairview has a strong association with Shiraz and it was one of the first grape varietals bottled under the Fairview label in 1974. When we developed our single vineyard tier it was natural that Shiraz would be an important wine, and there are three in the range. The Beacon Shiraz is produced using grapes from [...]

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