As a part of Union’s Centenary celebrations, Fairview Estates hosted a wine tasting evening on Friday evening to launch our Centenary Wine, which has been especially bottled for Union. It was wonderful to see so many past and present parents at the event which was expertly organised by Karin Marais. Karin’s sister, Marlies Naude, a wine expert at Fairview Estates, presented a fascinating selection of wines in a ‘blind tasting’. Marlies encouraged everyone to focus on the ‘nose’ of various wines, providing lemon, pepper, green-pepper, nuts, cinnamon and other scent-filled ingredients with which to compare.
Karin and her team worked hard to transform ‘The Union’ into an elegant and sophisticated tasting room. Every detail had been carefully thought through, including placemats beautifully designed by past pupil Mieke Marais, who also designed the label for the wine. Delicious Fairview cheeses were enjoyed by all and the evening was fun and festive! A magnum bottle of ‘Chakalaka’ wine was auctioned off which raised the fitting amount of R1919 for our amazing school!
A convivial evening was enjoyed by all and much gratitude must go to Karin and her close knit team!
Wine is available for purchase at the front office at R100 a bottle, R600 a case.