Environment

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 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 17th, 2011

The path to becoming Carbon Neutral is a long one but Fairview Cheese Company has made some incredible progress toward this goal. The journey began in September 2009 when Promethium, a company specializing in managing the effects of climate change on businesses, started assessing the total amount of greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide) that [...]

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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 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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Fairview admin on November 1st, 2010

At the beginning of the year, plans were made to remove a section of vineyard near the goat tower and to begin work on an organic vegetable garden. A pilot project on another piece of land had proved to be very successful and the team who had been tending to the delicious greens, butternut squashes, [...]

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Fairview admin on October 29th, 2010

Here are a couple of pictures along the route of the La Capra goat run that will be taking place tomorrow as part of the La Capra festival. There is some work to do to get up the mountain, but there are stunning views from the top! The route will also be taking you through [...]

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Fairview admin on October 15th, 2010

Over the past six months our garden team have been hard at work, establishing our organic garden on the farm. It is located near to Goat Tower and includes various vegetables, herbs, flowers and trees. The project is coming along well aside from the peacocks eating a number of the crops! On Saturday the 2nd [...]

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