Petite Sirah

Fairview admin on July 19th, 2010

Spoilt for wine choice There are some 600 wine producers in the Western Cape and hundreds of cellar doors and tasting rooms to choose from. But I doubt that any can offer a tasting of ‘unusual’ grape varieties that we can at Fairview. This is because we have a commitment to innovation across our business, [...]

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Fairview admin on July 15th, 2010

One of the things that I often hear from friends when talking about blue cheese is how good a blue cheese sauce is with steak. But very few people actually make their own, as there are many ready-made sauces available in supermarkets. Personally I am not a big fan of these. So here is a [...]

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Fairview admin on April 20th, 2010

It has been about 6 weeks since our last posting on the Petite Sirah so we thought it time to give you a quick update. The last time that we posted was on the day that we harvested the last of blocks, on the 3rd of March. The wines have since completed their primary fermentation, [...]

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Fairview admin on March 3rd, 2010

It is time to harvest the Petite Sirah and Anthony and I take a quick stroll through the vineyard as the picking is coming to an end. Incidentally I tasted the 2008 Petite Sirah yesterday and the wine is really looking great. The 2008 vintage reds have somewhat surprised us in the quality that we [...]

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Fairview admin on February 2nd, 2010

We are the first South African farm to bottle Petite Sirah and it is a variety that Charles Back and the rest of the team here feel has a lot of potential in this part of the world. This harvest we are going to be following the production of the Petite Sirah through a series [...]

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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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