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Fairview admin on July 9th, 2012

Fairview recently donated an old Fiat tractor to the Rosebank Village Green community to use in their play park situated on a large strip of grass along the banks of the Liesbeek River. Rosebank (Cape Town) Neighbourhood Watch (RNW) was looking to find an old tractor, as they are busy upgrading the toddler play park [...]

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The Fairview Vineyard Cheesery scooped a host of cheese awards at the 2012 South African National Dairy Championships held on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 in Stellenbosch. 90 superb dairy products were honoured and named SA Champions.  Fairview accolades include a Qualité Award, five first places, eight second places and three third places, marking a remarkable [...]

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Fairview admin on April 28th, 2011

Fairview has always thrived on talented people and some of you may not know that that the Fairview cellar boasts some of the most talented female winemakers in the industry. We have decided to focus on them over the next few months in a series of short interviews. To start with, Winston Zakhe chats to [...]

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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 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 April 1st, 2011

Press release: After years of negotiation with local authorities Fairview have announced the launch of their latest greening initiative. A goat wagon lane has been completed between Paarl Station and Fairview. Code name: the GRT – Goat Rapid Transit system. With the rising price of petrol and wine farms becoming increasingly focused on reducing their [...]

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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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Fairview admin on February 25th, 2011

Amongst all of those typical wine words that tend to get thrown around, you often hear references to trellised vines vs bushvines and talk about un-irrigated vineyards. It is fairly straightforward to understand what these terms mean, but what relevance do they actually have to the wine at the end of the day? Here’s a [...]

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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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