Fairview admin on September 16th, 2010

Philip, one of our Goatshed chefs and Fairview’s resident braai master, has supplied a recipe for a simple Pinotage marinade that he swears by. Having enjoyed the quality of the meat from his braais, I trust him! He emphasises the importance of allowing your meat plenty of time in the marinade. Philip’s Pinotage Marinade: 750 [...]

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Fairview admin on September 15th, 2010

September the 24th is a holiday in South Africa, known as Heritage Day. It is a day where South Africans of all cultures are encouraged to recognise and celebrate their own and their shared heritage. The good old South African braai is one of the undoubted symbols of the country and represents much more than just a way to [...]

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Fairview admin on September 10th, 2010

At an event held yesterday in Stellenbosch, our Fairview 2009 Pinotage was recognised as one of the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage winners for 2010. We enter very few competitions each year, but this is one that we submit wines for regularly. I think that the competition is structured well and and the results are simple [...]

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Charles Back on February 4th, 2009

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of hosting the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage PR roadshow. It was refreshing to receive a press group at the farm that was not limited to ‘wine specific’ writers. The wine industry has really evolved into a multi-faceted industry encompassing global business, tourism, socio-economic issues and land reform. This of [...]

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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 November 25th, 2008

This past week we labelled the first of the 2007 Goats do Roam Red. This is the tenth vintage of this wine to be produced and so I thought I would take a quick look back at the past 10 years. I had a chat to Charles Back and Anthony de Jager about the brand, [...]

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