17 May Consistently On Top | Our Top 100 Wins!
The results for the coveted National Wine Challenge 2018 have been released, and we are very proud to announce another year’s winning streak, with the following accolades received:
Vineyard Consistency Award: 2nd Place Overall (following last year’s 1st place)
Top 100 & Double Platinum awards
Three Double Platinum/Top 100 winning wines, including:
Fairview Nurok 2016
Fairview Beacon Shiraz 2014
Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2017
Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class
A Grand Cru First Place in category win
Fairview Nurok 2016
Double Gold awards
Six Double Gold Awards, including:
Fairview Paarl Chenin Blanc 2017
Fairview Rose Quartz 2017
Fairview Caldera 2016
Fairview Homtini 2015
Fairview Extrano 2015
Fairview Viognier 2016
Charles and the team were thrilled with the news, with Charles sharing his thoughts on the Top 100 winning wines below:
“Much like last year, our three Top 100 winning wines are all so different – which reflects the talent I believe our winemaking team has, as they are capable of traversing various varieties and winemaking styles to produce consistently refined and award-winning wines.
With the drought on the tip of everyone’s tongue, I am grateful that our team has prepared accordingly and that our vineyards continue to yield fruit of excellent quality, giving the wines richer depth and character.
As far as the Top 100 wines go, Nurok is from one of our more vibrant and most food-friendly ranges, the Regional Revival Range, which highlights the value of using Mediterranean style varieties.
Our Fairview Beacon Shiraz is a favourite from our Single Vineyard range, and I have a hunch that it’s striking new, award-winning label must have added an extra bonus point for its shining performance this year!
Finally, our La Beryl Blanc, a traditional straw-dried sweet wine made since 1998, has been a consistent accolade winner for years. Named after my mother, Beryl, I think this wine reflects her warm and nurturing character, and clearly hits a sweet spot with its dedicated following.”
Overall, the Fairview winemaking team is delighted with our wins, as they span the gamut of our winemaking capabilities. We are particularly humbled by the recognition for our Vineyard Consistency Award for a second year running. Over the decades, the goal has not only been to refine our craft, but to be able to continue on that deliverable year on year, as after all, consistency is only the starting point!
Cheers to our vineyard, cellar and winemaking team – you are clearly all doing something right!