Paarl

Fairview admin on August 6th, 2012

The transformation that transpires in the town tucked between the transcendent Paarl Rock and the Du Toits Kloof mountain range can only be understood by those who experience the Boys’ High vs Gim Interschools firsthand. Since 1929, each first week of August that passes, the competition has intensified, and the 2012 Interschool’s was no different.  [...]

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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 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 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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Fairview admin on February 1st, 2011

The Fairview Goat Tower is one of the most recognisable features of the Cape winelands. It was built by current Fairview owner Charles Back, in 1981. The tower was inspired by a structure that his parents had seen in Portugal during a holiday trip a few years earlier. This trip had inspired the purchase of [...]

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Fairview admin on January 17th, 2011

A new Goat Tower has arrived The second Goat Tower to be modelled directly on the Fairview tower has recently been completed in Argentina. The Fairview Goat Tower has become one of the instantly recognisable symbols of the Paarl winelands, with its resident goats probably the most photographed livestock in South Africa! In 2007 a [...]

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Fairview admin on January 13th, 2011

Fairview has a strong association with Shiraz and it was one of the first grape varietals bottled under the Fairview label in 1974. When we developed our single vineyard tier it was natural that Shiraz would be an important wine, and there are three in the range. The Beacon Shiraz is produced using grapes from [...]

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Fairview admin on December 11th, 2010

A bottle (or two) of wine makes a great, reliable gift that is always appreciated. And let’s face it, it’s much more interesting than socks! At Fairview, the December and January holidays bring with them many returning guests, stocking up for their festive celebrations and taking a few bottles back home with them. There is [...]

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Fairview admin on October 8th, 2010

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Fairview admin on July 27th, 2010

It is always a welcoming sign on the farm when our Fairview does (the female goats!) start to have their kids. It is a sign that the seasons have changed and that we are heading towards spring time in the winelands. Even though kidding season has been happening every year for three decades, it is [...]

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