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When someone asks you to look back on the year, it is often hard to summarize all the activities and experiences in a few sentences. The year bumbles along month to month, and suddenly, as if caught completely unaware, Christmas decorations are adorning all the...

We're very lucky here at Fairview. With Charles Back at the helm of a tightly-run ship, there are always innovative projects around us, new and exciting varietals to plant and plenty of goat's cheese to make, among a flurry of other activities. Recently, on the...

On Friday evening, 20th October, Charles Back was presented with the award for the 'Western Cape’s Farmer of the Year' for 2017.  Since 1977, Agricultural Writers SA has presented the Farmer of the Year and Agriculturalist of the Year award to various deserving farmers throughout...

Following two visits to the Cape earlier this year, Tim Atkins fifth edition of the South Africa Special Report comes out today. We are very proud and happy to announce that we have 6 Fairview wines with 90 points or more, each receiving a 'Medal...

On the 15th August 2017, our Goats Do Roam Rosé received a gold in South Africa's only rosé wine competition, ‘Rosé Rocks!’.  The competition seeks to recognise excellence in rosé winemaking and promote the SA Rosé category. This year, the judging panel was chaired by...

Please note: Our Kidding Season will be up and running from Saturday 16th September until the end of October. Our baby goats will be out ONLY on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 3pm, on the grassy patch to the left of the Goat Tower if...

The 2017 National Wine Challenge winners were announced on 25 April 2017 at a gala event, where Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl was named a Vineyard Consistency Award winner, garnering over 10 top accolades this year. In addition, Fairview took third place overall...

Easter is around the corner, and we have great news - our roads are finally open, meaning no more roadworks! To celebrate this and this special family time, we’re making farm-fresh hot cross buns as a welcome to visitors on the farm. We’ll be open...

We are so proud to announce our winning labels from this year's 2017 Wine Label Design Awards! Our Fairview Extraño came in with a Bronze medal, while our new Bloemcool Range shined with a Silver award. Both labels were designed by the very talented team at...

When it comes to winemaking, the first and most crucial ingredient is grapes. Without them, there would be no wine! The collection of these grapes is called harvest, and it is the most important and busiest time of year on any wine farm. From early in...

It's harvest time at the farm, and things are in full swing at the moment! This week we catch our winemakers Anthony, Stephanie and Annette in a moment of respite between the vineyards and cellar, and ask them how the yields for Harvest 2017 are...

Love is in the air at Fairview and we want to help you spoil your special someone! Why not share some bubbles with the one who make your eyes sparkle? We recommend our Fairview Brut, a delightful blend of Viognier, Grenache Noir and Grenache Blanc. A...