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Fairview admin on June 14th, 2010

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Fairview admin on March 3rd, 2010

It is time to harvest the Petite Sirah and Anthony and I take a quick stroll through the vineyard as the picking is coming to an end. Incidentally I tasted the 2008 Petite Sirah yesterday and the wine is really looking great. The 2008 vintage reds have somewhat surprised us in the quality that we [...]

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Fairview admin on February 18th, 2010

We had a look at the Viognier on the Fairview farm, as the grapes had started to come into the cellar. This is one of the prime Viognier blocks on the farm and is used to form the barrel fermented component of our Fairview Viognier. Struggling with YouTube? Try our Viddler account.

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Fairview admin on February 2nd, 2010

We are the first South African farm to bottle Petite Sirah and it is a variety that Charles Back and the rest of the team here feel has a lot of potential in this part of the world. This harvest we are going to be following the production of the Petite Sirah through a series [...]

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Fairview admin on May 28th, 2009

Anthony de Jager joined me to taste the first bottling of the 2009 Fairview Sauvignon Blanc, which took place in the past week. This clip finishes our series on the production of this wine. We have followed it from the vineyards to the glass. The wine has now been released and I look forward to [...]

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Fairview admin on April 2nd, 2009

This is the next video in our series on the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Our last clip saw the wine coming toward the end of fermentation in the Fairview cellar’s tanks. Fermentation has been completed and the wine has been left on its lees since then. This tasting of all the different tanks of Sauvignon Blanc [...]

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Fairview admin on March 23rd, 2009

Last month Charles and I hosted Americans John and LaGayle Sosnowy at Fairview. They were visiting South Africa to tour and taste their way across the Cape winelands for their blog, WinePeeps.com. Part of their visit included a video discussion with Charles, which I have linked up below. View the video on the Wine Peeps [...]

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Fairview admin on March 4th, 2009

Today’s clip looks at the arrival of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes at the Fairview cellar in Paarl and the start of the fermentation process.

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Fairview admin on February 23rd, 2009

With the Sauvignon Blanc harvest well and truly underway, Charles Back and the Fairview team visited the farm’s Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in the town of Darling. Most of the Sauvignon Blanc from these vineyards is harvested by machine, during the night and early hours of the morning. This is a follow up from part 1 [...]

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Fairview admin on February 17th, 2009

We are now about two weeks into our 2009 harvest and I drove through to our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, outside the west coast town of Darling, with Charles Back to check the progress of this varietal. This post is a follow up to part 1.

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