Earlier this month I attended a superb day out at Fairview Wine Estate where winemaker, Anthony de Jager, showcased their new range of wines aptly named The Regional Revival Range.
We were welcomed with a glass of their delicious MCC as we then explored their newly refurbished cellar which Fairview plans to also use for events and private wine tastings. Anthony then gave us a taste of some of the different varietals straight out of the barrel.
It was also a treat to meet award winning wine producer, Charles Back, who explained that these wines were created to celebrate local varietals that sometimes don’t get credit where it’s due.
After we became well acquainted with the wine, we were then taken upstairs into their grand dining room where we were greeted by a roaring fire and beautiful dining table. I sat next to some familiar friendly faces – Kim, Jaimi and Adrian from the Ginger & Lime Food Studio, who made sure our end of the table was very lively!
After a quick overview of the menu, we enjoyed a five course lunch with wine pairings from the Regional Revival Range. My favourite dish of the afternoon was definitely the cheesecake for dessert.
The Regional Revival Range is a fantastic addition to the well known Fairview range. The Caldera was the stand-out for me; the kind of wine you can enjoy in front of the fire on a cold winter’s day, or slightly chilled in summer.
Thank you to Fairview for treating us all to a wonderful afternoon, with great insight into your new range.
Fairview Brut Methode Cap Classique 2014
The aromas of Jasmine blossoms & biscuit dominate on the nose, followed by a complex creamy palate with limes and green apples.
Fairview Nurok 2015
Pale yellow/green colour in the glass with mirable plum, peach and honey notes. Subtle oak and naartjie flavours on the palate.
Fairview Caldera 2013
Deep ruby red in colour. Complex aromas of lavender, liquorices, pepper and blackberries on the palate.
Fairview Extrano 2012
The palate is medium bodied, with red fruit and savoury tomato skin characters, typical to Tempranillo.
Fairview Homtini 2014
Aromas of red cherries, anise and dried Cape Fynbos. A fresh, medium bodied palate with complex spice flavours.
Fairview La Baryl 2014
Tropical fruit flavours on the nose, with apricots & orange blossom. Full mouth feel with honey, litchi & citrus flavours.