Goat Tower

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 8th, 2011

To mark the 30th birthday of the Fairview Goat Tower this year, we are offering visitors to the cellar door a free wine and cheese tasting on their birthday. Our Goat Tower has been standing since 1981 and has seen many changes on the farm as well as welcoming visitors back regularly. It is an [...]

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Fairview admin on February 1st, 2011

The Fairview Goat Tower is one of the most recognisable features of the Cape winelands. It was built by current Fairview owner Charles Back, in 1981. The tower was inspired by a structure that his parents had seen in Portugal during a holiday trip a few years earlier. This trip had inspired the purchase of [...]

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Fairview admin on January 17th, 2011

A new Goat Tower has arrived The second Goat Tower to be modelled directly on the Fairview tower has recently been completed in Argentina. The Fairview Goat Tower has become one of the instantly recognisable symbols of the Paarl winelands, with its resident goats probably the most photographed livestock in South Africa! In 2007 a [...]

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Fairview admin on May 26th, 2010

We have been producing cheese at Fairview since 1980 and today Fairview is a leader in speciality and artisanal cheese production in South Africa. But at shows and in the tasting room we often hear that people don’t try our Fairview products because they don’t like goats’ milk. The impression often seems to be that [...]

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