Goatshed

Charles Back, owner of the Fairview Wine and Cheese farm, has once again pioneered an innovative world-first. Those who have visited the Fairview farm and seen the signature Goat Tower, will be forgiven for assuming the goats are solely used for goats milk and cheese.  After years of experimentation, Fairview has launched a new, rather [...]

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Fairview admin on October 10th, 2011

      In 2009 Fairview began an exciting exchange program in conjunction with FK Norway and Mr Finn Erik, owner of Ekeby Farm in Norway. Every year employees from both companies are chosen to take part in the exchange program which sets out to promote reciprocal learning as well as encouraging the personal growth [...]

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Fairview admin on July 8th, 2011

The week running up to the Super 15 final (Super 14 in prior years) sees Fairview celebrating the 2nd anniversary of a event that , although currently in its infancy stage, could prove to be a long standing Paarl tradition. At Fairview, our local provincial team is Boland, who have their home ground in Paarl. [...]

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Fairview admin on February 17th, 2011

Fairview has a working relationship with Ekeby, a Norwegian farm owned by Finn-Erik Blakstad. After becoming a fan of the farm and the goats while studying in South Africa, Finn-Erik has developed an experience in his own country that showcases Fairview, complete with Norway’s own Goat Tower! Part of this collaboration involves an exchange program [...]

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Fairview admin on February 16th, 2011

Support Paarl wine producers at the 2011 OmmiBerg / Round the Rock festival. This years harvest celebration place on the 12th of March. Many Paarl producers are participating and you can find all the details on the website. Fairview will be welcoming guests to the farm and some of the added activities for day are [...]

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Fairview admin on February 14th, 2011

One of the great added benefits of harvest time on the farm is the mid-morning ritual of warm, freshly baked mosbolletjies. Mosbolletjie is an Afrikaans name for a small bread made using the newly fermenting grape juice, or must. This delicious little bread has a hint of sweetness and a hint of spiciness and is [...]

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Fairview admin on September 4th, 2010

What a glorious evening awaited us all last week with the Vintage Wine Dinner at the Goatshed restaurant! I was already extremely excited when we drew the stock for tasting ahead of this dinner, as I knew there were some gems about in the Fairview library cellar that could pair with the exceptional dishes the [...]

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Fairview admin on September 1st, 2010

Those who may have been following our recent will promotion will know what this post is about. For those who haven’t been… We invited bloggers to enter their recipe suggestions using Fairview Camembert and after some public voting and then a critical taste test from a panel of judges, we have come out with a [...]

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Fairview admin on August 15th, 2010

I was interested to read last week that one of the most famous and exclusive retailers in the world,  Harrods of London, will soon have goat meat available at its food hall meat counter. To date, goat has been available at some African and Caribbean shops in the UK, but has not been mainstream. Top [...]

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Fairview admin on June 14th, 2010

The annual Diners Club Wine List of the Year contest is back and looking for entries from South Africa’s top restaurants. The quality of the leading restaurants in our country can not be disputed and we continue to see recognition given through international competitions and visitor voting (with feet and credit cards) alike. This contest [...]

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