Vintage

Fairview admin on February 14th, 2011

One of the great added benefits of harvest time on the farm is the mid-morning ritual of warm, freshly baked mosbolletjies. Mosbolletjie is an Afrikaans name for a small bread made using the newly fermenting grape juice, or must. This delicious little bread has a hint of sweetness and a hint of spiciness and is [...]

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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 August 14th, 2009

So our new tasting room is open, up and running! The designers and tasting room hosts have work very hard to get everything in place and to become accustomed to the new work flow and environment. I have spent some time this week just observing the people going through their tastings of Fairview wines and [...]

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Fairview admin on April 2nd, 2009

This is the next video in our series on the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Our last clip saw the wine coming toward the end of fermentation in the Fairview cellar’s tanks. Fermentation has been completed and the wine has been left on its lees since then. This tasting of all the different tanks of Sauvignon Blanc [...]

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