Anthony De Jager

Fairview admin on April 20th, 2011

In March, Fairview winemaker Anthony de Jager visited Kenya for the 4th annual Nairobi Wine Festival. It was a successful visit to the wine festival and Anthony shared his experiences with us.

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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 June 14th, 2010

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Fairview admin on April 20th, 2010

It has been about 6 weeks since our last posting on the Petite Sirah so we thought it time to give you a quick update. The last time that we posted was on the day that we harvested the last of blocks, on the 3rd of March. The wines have since completed their primary fermentation, [...]

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Fairview admin on March 9th, 2010

With a couple of weeks left of harvest 2010, and rather strange thunderstorm conditions outside, Fairview winemaker Anthony de Jager gave me his thoughts on the harvest to date. As I mentioned in one of the videos that we did prior to the harvest, we had a really good ripening period and lead up to [...]

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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 January 23rd, 2010

With the harvest just about to get started, I caught up with Anthony de Jager to chat a bit about his expectations for vintage 2010.

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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 January 15th, 2009

Well, I have just returned from a few weeks of leave (the first time that I have been off at this time of year for quite while) so would like to officially wish our readers all the best for 2009. Although there are some obvious challenges around at the moment, we always appreciate your support [...]

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Fairview admin on November 25th, 2008

This past week we labelled the first of the 2007 Goats do Roam Red. This is the tenth vintage of this wine to be produced and so I thought I would take a quick look back at the past 10 years. I had a chat to Charles Back and Anthony de Jager about the brand, [...]

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