The Fairvalley Workers Association was founded in 1997 by workers from the Fairview Wine & Cheese Estate with funds from Fairview’s owner Charles Back and the South African government. This young Pinotage (the first was in 2001) is a standout. Plush and inviting, modern and sexy, it has deep aromas of berry, plum and barnyard nuanced with lemon and spice. There are…
Like the country in which it’s made, the Fairvalley Cabernet is a combination of refined and rustic, spicy and subdued. There’s an earthy, indigenous element here, with its wave of plucky smoke and spice and beefy tannins, but the wine also has poise and a clean mineral touch. A distinctive wine at a very nice price.
A touch of vanilla and sweet oak graces the brambly black berry aromas and flavors in this wine. Medium weight and round in the mouth with fine tannins and a lively finish. Drink now.
This crisp style of Chenin features tropical fruit, pineapple and pear flavors and an overall balanced, rounded character. At this price and with its food-friendly balance of acid and weight, the wine is a great everyday choice and will pair well with chicken salad or hard cheeses like an English Derby.
A crisp, lemony Chenin with some aging appeal. The nose starts out spicy and citric, and the flavors of lemon, spice and pineapple are light and clean. A simple but fun Chenin that will pair well with seafood and spicy dishes.
This is a light-weight, clean and refreshing wine that’s a perfect choice for grilled chicken salads and crab cakes over frisée. Wet grass, underripe nectarine, lemon-lime citrus and green gooseberry along with accents of white lilly florals fill the nose and palate. Vibrant and enjoyable now, so drink up.
The Fairvalley Chardonnay begins with aromas of lemon, pear and spice, and on the palate, offers citrusy, spicy flavors that are both refreshing and appealing. Though not the most complex wine, it’s a good go-to wine for everyday drinking. Solid and well made.
Medium-bodied with dry tannins yet a smooth, approachable feel, this wine has sweet black current and plum flavors wrapped in a light layer of leather that picks up intensity towards the finish.