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Recently, we planted a new vineyard. As you can imagine, this doesn't happen all that often, so the occasion becomes quite auspicious on the farm. The process may seem straightforward - dig a couple of holes, put some baby grapevines in them and fill the...

Recently, one of our longest standing tasting room hosts (both literally and figuratively), Lyn Brodovcky wrote a memoir of her time at Fairview over the last 19 years. Here’s what she has to say: Hi. I am Lyn, one of the longest ‘surviving’ staff members at Fairview....

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...

Our Fairview Deli has a tasty new addition! Originally based in Durbanville, French bakery owner Sophie Courchay has joined hands with Fairview to bake up a storm for our deli and Back's restaurant pâtisserie section! Sophie is known for creating incredible and authentic pâtisseries based on...

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...

Last week, we made first mention of our newly opened sister restaurant and deli in Main Road, Paarl. This week, we're excited to give you the full low down. For family proprietors Charles and Raphael, Back is a not only their shared, historic surname but also...

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...

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....

This week, on the 2nd October, is World Farm Animal Day! At Fairview, we're all celebrating, as our farm is always a hub of activity, thanks to our beloved animals that rule the roost, paddocks, barns and towers. We have plenty of fun and quirky...