Wines

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 [...]

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Fairview admin on June 6th, 2012

Fairview has been awarded a host of medals at various recent international wine awards, notable achievements include four gold medals at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelle, a silver at the 2012 Sommelier Wine Awards, and medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards. It is most satisfying to know that we received medals across various brand-offerings [...]

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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 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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Fairview admin on September 20th, 2011

  Friday 23 September 2011 is International Grenache Day. The Grenache Symposium, a non profit association, created in June 2010 has set out to put Grenache on the map by increasing recognition and appreciation for the varietal and promoting “the grape you know, you just don’t know it.”

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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 5th, 2011

Fairview is lucky enough to have a barrage of female winemakers in its staff contingent. These women have great ideas and keep their male counterparts on their toes when it comes to winemaking strategy. Last month we focused on Adele Dunbar and Ilicia Solomons and over the next few weeks, we plan on focusing on [...]

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