The grapes used in the Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz were handpicked at 25 balling. The fruit was brought to the cellar in small lug boxes, destalked and hand sorted. All raisins, under ripe berries and stalks were removed. The sorted berries were sent straight to open French oak fermenters (foudres). A combination of manual punch downs (pigeage) and pump overs were used during fermentation. The skins were basket pressed, and malolactic fermentation was completed in 25% new French barrels, with the remainder maturing in second and third fill barrels to respect the fruit purity of the wine. Barrel aging lasted 22 months. A barrel selection then determines the final wine which is lightly filtered prior to bottling.