South African Wine

Fairview admin on April 28th, 2011

Fairview has always thrived on talented people and some of you may not know that that the Fairview cellar boasts some of the most talented female winemakers in the industry. We have decided to focus on them over the next few months in a series of short interviews. To start with, Winston Zakhe chats to [...]

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Fairview admin on April 20th, 2011

In March, Fairview winemaker Anthony de Jager visited Kenya for the 4th annual Nairobi Wine Festival. It was a successful visit to the wine festival and Anthony shared his experiences with us.

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Fairview admin on April 4th, 2011

Having just completed the questionnaire for our next tasting room staff quiz, I got an update from our tasting room manager, Neil du Plessis, on our ongoing training and service development at the farm. Fairview is fortunate to have a large number of visitors to the farm each year, who spend time in our cheese [...]

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Fairview admin on March 4th, 2011

The April edition of Decanter, one of the UK’s leading wine publications, includes a rather comprehensive tasting of South African Chenin Blancs available in the British market. The publication’s tasting panel* sniffed, sipped and swirled their way through 155 wines in order to get an overall picture of how the grape is shaping up as [...]

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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 January 10th, 2011

Fairview’s premium tier within the wine range is comprised mainly of single vineyard wines. This range developed as our wine making team sought out pockets of vineyard to supplement the grapes that we grow on our own properties in Paarl, Stellenbosch and the Swartland. Within these vineyeyards, certain specific sites stood out for the quality [...]

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Fairview admin on January 7th, 2011

Straight from holidays to harvest time Christmas holidays, New Years eve and the South African school holidays are all but a thing of the past. With the mercury hovering in the high 30s for the past week and the farm still buzzing with a blend of international guests and locals fortunate to have extended leave, [...]

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Fairview admin on December 13th, 2010

From this Wednesday, Twitter followers and Facebook fans stand a chance of winning a bottle of wine at the cellar door in our Wine Wednesday promotion. Of course, you’ll need to be at the tasting room to claim the prize, but with the festive holidays coming up we hope to see you there! All you [...]

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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 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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