Donovan Maidens, Author at Fairview
 

Author: Donovan Maidens

  • All
  • Backs
  • Charles Back
  • Cheese
  • Events
  • FAIRTRADE
  • Fairview Cheese
  • Farm
  • Food
  • Goatshed
  • Goatshed Dinner
  • History
  • Lifestyle
  • Meat
  • Membership
  • News
  • Online
  • Uncategorized
  • Wine

  The 2019 harvest has come to an end! After 41 years at Fairview I’ve grown accustomed to the victories and defeats that come with every harvest, but the 2019 harvest has been particularly challenging. The drought of the last few years paired with a few...

As all our white varietals are nearing the end of their journey in the vineyards, we here at Fairview would like to share with you our thoughts on the 2019 White varietal harvest. We’ll mainly be focusing on Sauvignon Blanc in this report but much...

Following the success and great response of our Cheesy Saturdays in October, we’ve decided to kickstart summer by upgrading the concept to become our Goatshed Farm Table! From Sunday 11th November until 9th December 2018, our Goatshed Restaurant will offer a veritable smorgasbord of Fairview...

Usually around this time of year, we’re getting ready for our annual grape harvest. But this year, we’re also preparing for a different kind of harvest - our first wheat harvest! In late 2016, Charles - always brimming with innovative ideas - decided to plant wheat...

At Fairview, we're used to being surrounded by cheese on a daily basis. And we like to have a sense of humour about it. After all, life gets so serious, it's gouda for you to have fun sometimes. Let loose, be cheesy, and smile for...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]What makes good food? The answer is as simple as you think: good food starts at the source. Whether it is wheat, wine or meat, a caring and sustainable approach to the land and animals that feed off...

When it comes to awards within the wine world, there tend to be two schools of thought. The one is that awards are fantastic for the industry, assisting in uplifting and commending winemaking teams and rewarding them for their hard efforts, as well as guiding consumers...

Fairview and the winemaking team are very proud to introduce the third release in the Broken Barrel range, and the next once-off wine in this limited and extremely popular range. Nicknamed 'Seven', this blend is an alluring blend of our winemaker's 7 favourite different grape...

As winter reached its peak during this past July, rains finally fell across the thirsty Western Province, providing some relief to our dams, land and people for the first time in months. Charles, having grown up at Fairview all his life, is a true farm...

This month, Fairview is proud to reveal the latest vintages of our most exclusive wine range, Bloemcool, with the newest releases including: Bergbok 2017 Groendruif 2017 Hou Moed 2015 Tinto Fino 2015 Dr De Jager 2016 Bloemcool was created with the intention to act as an...

Over the last few years, we have been carefully working on integrating our philosophy into real, tangible results. It is one thing to say we are sustainable, but it really is something else to embrace the concepts we firmly believe in and be the change...

In 2015, Charles Back and the Fairview team released the Drie Papen Fontein White blend. This white Bordeaux-style blend is primarily made of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon - a nod to the French region from which it takes its inspiration. Since inception, the Drie Papen Fontein...