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On the 15th August 2017, our Goats Do Roam Rosé received a gold in South Africa's only rosé wine competition, ‘Rosé Rocks!’.  The competition seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé category. This year, the judging panel was chaired by...

Rosé is like the under-celebrated middle-child of the wine world- she really does have her work cut out for her when it comes to proving herself. So, fellow wine starter-uppers and equally vino-curious: let’s chat wine basics about rosé. With August already upon us, South African's...

At Fairview, we have a proud history of 'firsts'. Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, is one of the great entrepreneurs and innovators of the wine world – an individual who likes nothing more than swimming against the stream. He joined his father Cyril at the...

This week, our Fairview Piekenierskloof Grenache was named one of the top 20 South African Grenache Noirs by renowned South African sommelier Higgo Jacobs. In his review, Jacobs writes that "There is no doubt that Grenache is regaining popularity, especially among the trending wine lists...

With thousands of grape varieties out there, about 1,300 of which are used to make wine commercially, we don’t blame you if you find it tricky to identify your Pinot Noir’s from your Pinotage’s. That’s why we’re introducing a new monthly blog, Cellar Sessions, that...

If you’ve ever tried some of our Single Vineyard wines, you might have come across the term ‘old vines’. But what exactly do we mean by that? It’s quite simple really. We mean vines that are old. And why is this worth writing about? Well, every...

We're thrilled to announce our most recent award winners in the 2017 Shiraz SA Wine Challenge. On the 31st May 2017, Fairview once again proved its prowess in the cultivation of this red grape varietal, as a total of four of our Shiraz wines were...

Winter, as much as some of us would like to deny it, is here. With the sun setting earlier and our hands seeking comfort in the depth of our pockets, regular carb-filled indulgences are first on our to-do list. Enter the Goatshed Dinners. Over the past...

The 2017 National Wine Challenge winners were announced on 25 April 2017 at a gala event, where Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl was named a Vineyard Consistency Award winner, garnering over 10 top accolades this year. In addition, Fairview took third place overall...

With thousands of grape varieties out there, about 1,300 of which are used to make wine commercially, we don’t blame you if you find it tricky to identify your Pinot Noir’s from your Pinotage’s. That’s why we’re introducing a new monthly blog, Cellar Sessions, that...

Easter is around the corner, and we have great news - our roads are finally open, meaning no more roadworks! To celebrate this and this special family time, we’re making farm-fresh hot cross buns as a welcome to visitors on the farm. We’ll be open...

When it comes to winemaking, the first and most crucial ingredient is grapes. Without them, there would be no wine! The collection of these grapes is called harvest, and it is the most important and busiest time of year on any wine farm. From early in...