The Symington family is pleased to announce our decision to declare 2016 as a Vintage Port year. This is only the fourth Vintage declaration for all our Port companies since 2000 and the first since the magnificent 2011’s. Few wine regions anywhere restrict Vintage Years with such meticulous care and only truly exceptional Ports are declared in this way.
Biodynamicists think so
Biodynamicists see wine as a living organism, which responds to the moon’s rhythms in a similar way to the human body, and therefore Biodynamics is not just for winemakers, but also for wine drinkers, influencing when a wine tastes best. Therefore followers of Biodynamics believe that the same wine can taste different on different days of the year, according to the calendar.
Congratulations to Fairview’s Charles Back who has been awarded the 1659 Wine Industry Medal of Honour for 2017!
In his acceptance speech, Charles stated that “The cornerstone of any business is integrity… this award brings added responsibility, including environmental and social upliftment.”
As a working farm owner, Charles Back of Fairview strives to ensure that everything they do is driven by their three key pillars of honesty, honouring their heritage and ensuring that ingenuity perpetually flows from their soils and cellars. Here’s their story: