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For family proprietors Charles and Raphael, Back is not only their shared, historic surname but also the name of their newest venture together, a restaurant and deli called Back’s, opening next week, 1st November, along the bustling Main Street of Paarl! The exciting new bistro-style eatery...

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...

Yes. You read that right! Goat Yoga is now a trend. After first gaining traction in the USA, the animal therapy-meets-exercise concept has been grabbing the attention of everyone, with videos going viral across social media and the key message being about having fun, getting out...

Saturday, 14th October marks National Pinotage Day – a day to celebrate South Africa’s specialty, a crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. First crossed in 1925 in the gardens of local scientist Abraham Perold, the variety has gone on to be both loved and misunderstood....

The story of Fairview cheeses starts three decades ago, when Cyril Back purchased his first Saanen dairy goats, setting Fairview on the path to becoming one of South Africa’s leading artisanal cheese producers. [caption id="attachment_6553" align="aligncenter" width="821"] Cyril Back proudly holding some of the first Fairview...

This Sunday, 24th September, marks our National Heritage Day! It is a day when South African's are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa. It is...

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...

The concept of Broken Barrel is simple.We have over 600 hectares of land across 5 appellations, and our team has the privilege of working with 31 different grape varieties. Broken Barrel offers you the limited opportunity to experience a handcrafted, one-off blend that truly breaks...

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...

Rosé is like the under-celebrated middle-child of the wine world- she really does have her work cut out for her when it comes to proving herself. So, fellow wine starter-uppers and equally vino-curious: let’s chat wine basics about rosé. With August already upon us, South African's...

At Fairview, we have a proud history of 'firsts'. Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, is one of the great entrepreneurs and innovators of the wine world – an individual who likes nothing more than swimming against the stream. He joined his father Cyril at the...

This week, our Fairview Piekenierskloof Grenache was named one of the top 20 South African Grenache Noirs by renowned South African sommelier Higgo Jacobs. In his review, Jacobs writes that "There is no doubt that Grenache is regaining popularity, especially among the trending wine lists...