Spice Route

Fairview admin on February 17th, 2009

We are now about two weeks into our 2009 harvest and I drove through to our Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, outside the west coast town of Darling, with Charles Back to check the progress of this varietal. This post is a follow up to part 1.

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Fairview admin on January 28th, 2009

As I mentioned in my previous post, we have started putting together some video clips to include in our posts and this is the first one that we are including. This clip is the first in a series that will follow the production of our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, and saw us visit our vineyards outside [...]

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Charles Back on December 10th, 2008

Over the past few weeks I have spent a great deal of time on labour and housing related issues which are part and parcel of the South African wine industry. Historically, part of a farm worker’s remuneration was the provision of a house by the farmer. The reasons for this are quite complex, including social [...]

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Charles Back on October 17th, 2008

The motivation for this post started with a piece of cheese… We have just recently received the Camembert Gold medal at the World Cheese Awards (WCA) in London, for the 4th time in seven years. This is a fantastic achievement, in a very competitive category. So, does this position our Roydon as one of the [...]

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