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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...

The wine is called Goats do Roam. No, not Côtes-du-Rhône. And yes, it was always intended to be like that. As you’ll know by now, I’ve always enjoyed tweaking sensibilities – French or otherwise. Goats Do Roam was born out of my love for my...

At last week's 2nd annual Cape White Blend Report 2017 award ceremony held at our homebase Fairview farm, we were very proud to achieve a 92-point rating for our Fairview Nurok 2016. This is the second award our white Rhône-blend has achieved this year, following...

Today we are celebrating this robust, flavourful grape with the release of our new vintage of Bloemcool Tinto Fino Tempranillo 2014 – a wine that sold out as quickly as it hit our Tasting Room last year! We introduced the maiden Bloemcool range in 2015, and...

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...

Saturday, 9th November this year marks International Tempranillo Day - a day we are most definitely celebrating! As big advocates of the Spanish variety, we've used it in a range of our wines, most recently the Fairview Extrano and Fairview Broken Barrel. When reflecting on bringing...

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...