Harvest

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 14th, 2011

One of the great added benefits of harvest time on the farm is the mid-morning ritual of warm, freshly baked mosbolletjies. Mosbolletjie is an Afrikaans name for a small bread made using the newly fermenting grape juice, or must. This delicious little bread has a hint of sweetness and a hint of spiciness and is [...]

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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 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 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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