Chenin Blanc

Fairview admin on March 4th, 2011

The April edition of Decanter, one of the UK’s leading wine publications, includes a rather comprehensive tasting of South African Chenin Blancs available in the British market. The publication’s tasting panel* sniffed, sipped and swirled their way through 155 wines in order to get an overall picture of how the grape is shaping up as [...]

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Charles Back on October 20th, 2010

Over the years I have often experienced the challenges faced by us smaller, independent wine producers when it comes to listing wines with restaurant chains. This can be extremely frustrating as there seem to be so many barriers to entry in place which keep some fantastic wines off wine lists. In South Africa there are [...]

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Fairview admin on September 5th, 2008

On Tuesday morning Anthony de Jager (Fairview’s winemaker) walked into my office looking pretty chuffed with himself. He was holding a glass of rather viscous looking wine with a very deep golden colour and asking various people for their comments. It was a glass of the 2008 La Beryl Blanc, a signature straw wine that [...]

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