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Fairview’s Charles Back survives attack

Charles Back of Fairview and Spice Route last night endured a brutal farm attack on his farm in Paarl. He was beaten up with...

Piekenierskloof Grenache 2014

Piekenierskloof Wine Company, previously Citrusdal Wines, is co-owned by the renowned Charles Back, some 700ha of vineyard in the Olifants River region under cultivation. The...

Fairview Petite Sirah 2014

Petite Sirah – also known as Durif – is a natural hybrid of Syrah and Peloursin which was discovered by Francois Durif in the...

Wine trends for 2015

It's the end of the year which brings with it awkward office parties, dysfunctional family holidays and endless predictions of what the next year...

Spice Route Terra de Bron Darling Syrah 2012

Convinced that the Swartland was under-utilised, Charles Back acquired property here in the late 1990s – Klein Amoskuil outside Malmesbury where he intended to...

Spice Route Grenache 2012

Further evidence how “on trend” Grenache is comes with the release of the maiden vintage 2012 (R90 a bottle) from Spice Route owned by...

Fairview Nurok 2011

Joining the small but growing category of white blends which see Chenin Blanc blended with Rhône varieties is Fairview Nurok 2011 (Fairview owner Charles...

Fairview Pinotage 1979

Yesterday an information session with Charles Back of Fairview, Goats do Roam, La Capra and Spice Route. “Wine on its own is not a...