Wine

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 August 24th, 2010

As a wine farm that has invested a fair amount of time and money at its cellar door, we do our best to make sure that the experience of our guests gets as much attention as our wines do in the cellar. We love to have people at the farm, and it gives our team [...]

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Fairview admin on July 1st, 2010

I remember a colleague once smirking to themselves while enjoying a their Woolworths sushi platter during lunch, in response to which I sarcastically offered to pour them a glass of wine from the tasting room. This got me thinking about what wine I would have poured, had I been sitting down to a plate myself. [...]

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Fairview admin on January 23rd, 2010

With the harvest just about to get started, I caught up with Anthony de Jager to chat a bit about his expectations for vintage 2010.

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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 June 19th, 2009

At the end of May, two of the Fairview team headed up to Zimbabwe to take part in a wine and cheese fair. Winston Zakhe sent me his report of the event, which I have included below. Thanks very much to Winston and to Dave Curtis and his team in Zim. In Harare – a [...]

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Fairview admin on May 28th, 2009

Anthony de Jager joined me to taste the first bottling of the 2009 Fairview Sauvignon Blanc, which took place in the past week. This clip finishes our series on the production of this wine. We have followed it from the vineyards to the glass. The wine has now been released and I look forward to [...]

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Fairview admin on April 28th, 2009

I recently chatted to Winston Zakhe regarding the latest activities with the Eziko Cooking School, from the township of Langa. You can browse through our previous posts regarding the school, on this blog. It was a truly beautiful day in the winelands as we started off with our 2009 Eziko students wine exchange programme. This [...]

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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 [...]

Continue reading about Sauvignon Blanc 2009 – Part 5

Fairview admin on February 23rd, 2009

With the Sauvignon Blanc harvest well and truly underway, Charles Back and the Fairview team visited the farm’s Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in the town of Darling. Most of the Sauvignon Blanc from these vineyards is harvested by machine, during the night and early hours of the morning. This is a follow up from part 1 [...]

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