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As winter reached its peak during this past July, rains finally fell across the thirsty Western Province, providing some relief to our dams, land and people for the first time in months. Charles, having grown up at Fairview all his life, is a true farm...

As the cold winter days arrive in full force, there is one bright silver lining for most school children - the winter term break! While drinking hot chocolate and cosying up under blankets watching family favourite movies definitely sounds tempting, we also know that it...

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...

As a farm, our goal is simple. We want to cut out the middle man, and sell direct to our visitors. Why? Because we are agriculturally-driven farmers, and believe that we should be able to supply our restaurant, deli and customers with as much paddock...

At Fairview, our mission is to create a fully sustainable farm - starting from the ground up. With a herd of over 900 goats, we employ conscious farming techniques by collecting their droppings to recycle into our very own farming compost. As a working farm, healthy soil...

The latest addition to the offerings from Fairview is our very own Extra Virgin Olive Oil, packaged in a 500ml bottle and available at our Farm Deli Shop and now online for R70. The olive oil project started out of a desire to be able to provide...

Winter, as much as some of us would like to deny it, is here. With the sun setting earlier and our hands seeking comfort in the depth of our pockets, regular carb-filled indulgences are first on our to-do list. Enter the Goatshed Dinners. Over the past...

In the early 80s, Charles set off on a trip to Portugal. The goal was to visit the cork industry, as the montado landscape of Portugal produces approximately half the cork harvested annually worldwide. Upon one of his visits, he went to Sogrape Vinhos,...

Here’s a story many have asked to hear, but I’ve shared with few. The story of how I lost my thumb. As an individual, I’ve always loved being right in the heart of the action - but there are dangers to being a very hands...