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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Charles Back on October 22nd, 2010

Some people tell me that I can be a bit restless at times. Probably fair. But I have been making wine in South Africa for about 35 years now and every day seems to throw up a combination of things to challenge you and things to get really excited about. I love to explore new opportunities [...]

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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 January 30th, 2009

The ABSA Top Ten Pinotage is one of the most highly regarded local competitions in South Africa and one which we enter each year, with Pinotage being an important variety within our portfolio. The latest results (2008) saw Fairview Primo Pinotage 2007 announced as one of the Top 10. ABSA do a lot to promote [...]

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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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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 September 17th, 2008

With the rain clearing for the day, it was a perfect opportunity to get out into the vineyards this morning, with our viticulturalist Thys Greeff. As I mentioned in my earlier post, this time of year the vines are coming back to life, with new buds and shoots now visible in most vineyards. The ‘later’ [...]

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