Fairview admin on March 14th, 2011

“The interest is there in the market; customers just need a little more information to buy with confidence.” Julia Burke is currently in South Africa, spending time at some of the leading cellars and getting an update on one of her passions – South African wine! You can follow her travels on her blog or [...]

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Fairview admin on July 1st, 2010

The 1st of July is Canada Day, which celebrates the 1867 enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country (thanks Wikipedia!). At the moment, Canada is Fairview’s second largest market after the USA, so [...]

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Fairview admin on March 23rd, 2009

Last month Charles and I hosted Americans John and LaGayle Sosnowy at Fairview. They were visiting South Africa to tour and taste their way across the Cape winelands for their blog, Part of their visit included a video discussion with Charles, which I have linked up below. View the video on the Wine Peeps [...]

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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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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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