Fairview admin on May 28th, 2010

We have just approved the printer’s proof for our 2010 Fairview Riesling labels and are looking forward to the release of this wine towards the end of the year. This will be the first vintage that we (and all South African producers) will be using the accurate name for the varietal on our labels. This [...]

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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 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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Fairview admin on January 28th, 2009

As I mentioned in my previous post, we have started putting together some video clips to include in our posts and this is the first one that we are including. This clip is the first in a series that will follow the production of our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, and saw us visit our vineyards outside [...]

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Charles Back on January 26th, 2009

I have just returned from a week-long trip to the USA where, amongst other things, I attended the annual sales meeting of our US importer, Vineyard Brands. What an amazing time to be in the States, to experience the incredible excitement and outpouring of pure joy in the run-up to the inauguration of Barack Obama [...]

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