Wine Tasting

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 April 1st, 2011

Press release: After years of negotiation with local authorities Fairview have announced the launch of their latest greening initiative. A goat wagon lane has been completed between Paarl Station and Fairview. Code name: the GRT – Goat Rapid Transit system. With the rising price of petrol and wine farms becoming increasingly focused on reducing their [...]

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Fairview admin on February 8th, 2011

To mark the 30th birthday of the Fairview Goat Tower this year, we are offering visitors to the cellar door a free wine and cheese tasting on their birthday. Our Goat Tower has been standing since 1981 and has seen many changes on the farm as well as welcoming visitors back regularly. It is an [...]

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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 October 8th, 2010

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Fairview admin on September 5th, 2010

At the moment, we are running a tasting of lesser known varietals at our Beryl Back tasting room. At Fairview we have a history of trying new varietals and vineyard sites and we introduced this tasting to try to encourage consumers to try wine varietals that they may not have had a chance to before. [...]

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Fairview admin on September 2nd, 2010

A few weeks back we asked for some volunteers to try our tasting of grape varietals that are lesser known. We like to try new things at Fairview and therefore are able to offer a flight of wines that many may not have tried before. Below is the first review of the tasting, written by [...]

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Fairview admin on July 19th, 2010

Spoilt for wine choice There are some 600 wine producers in the Western Cape and hundreds of cellar doors and tasting rooms to choose from. But I doubt that any can offer a tasting of ‘unusual’ grape varieties that we can at Fairview. This is because we have a commitment to innovation across our business, [...]

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Fairview admin on June 14th, 2010

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Fairview admin on May 14th, 2010

With just four weeks left to kick off of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup™, we are putting a few final things in place. We have already had our first official World Cup visitors in the tasting room and the bookings for the Goatshed restaurant’s football dates are filling up fast. There has obviously been [...]

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