Tasting Room

Fairview admin on November 8th, 2011

This afternoon, Fairview was treated to a surprise visit by some rather distinguished guests (in title and in attire) . A few members of the Italian national army were spotted in the tasting room enjoying some of our Sauvignon Blanc 2011. Although the white wine didn’t really suit the cold weather of the day, they were very excited about [...]

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Fairview admin on October 10th, 2011

      In 2009 Fairview began an exciting exchange program in conjunction with FK Norway and Mr Finn Erik, owner of Ekeby Farm in Norway. Every year employees from both companies are chosen to take part in the exchange program which sets out to promote reciprocal learning as well as encouraging the personal growth [...]

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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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Fairview admin on August 8th, 2011

We are constantly innovating and changing things up here on the farm. With all these weather changes – one could say that August is the “new Spring” – and as such what better way to get the “new Spring” off to a good start then to mix things up a little in the tasting room. [...]

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Fairview admin on April 14th, 2011

Wines of Argentina have officially declared the 17th of April Malbec World Day. Although the name may sound a little awkward (surely World Malbec Day would sound better?) there can be no denying the importance of the grape to the wine industry in Argentina. It has been largely responsible for the growth in demand for [...]

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Fairview admin on April 8th, 2011

Reading Cathy Marston’s article about her attitude towards wine education got me thinking about the way that we, as producers, approach the subject. One of the coolest shifts in the South African (and international) wine scene over the last ten years has been how much of the pretension around wine has started to be broken down. [...]

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Fairview admin on April 4th, 2011

Having just completed the questionnaire for our next tasting room staff quiz, I got an update from our tasting room manager, Neil du Plessis, on our ongoing training and service development at the farm. Fairview is fortunate to have a large number of visitors to the farm each year, who spend time in our cheese [...]

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Fairview admin on February 17th, 2011

Fairview has a working relationship with Ekeby, a Norwegian farm owned by Finn-Erik Blakstad. After becoming a fan of the farm and the goats while studying in South Africa, Finn-Erik has developed an experience in his own country that showcases Fairview, complete with Norway’s own Goat Tower! Part of this collaboration involves an exchange program [...]

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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 14th, 2011

One of the great added benefits of harvest time on the farm is the mid-morning ritual of warm, freshly baked mosbolletjies. Mosbolletjie is an Afrikaans name for a small bread made using the newly fermenting grape juice, or must. This delicious little bread has a hint of sweetness and a hint of spiciness and is [...]

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