Goats

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 September 6th, 2010

The Fairview goats were happy to have a scurry of excited visitors this past Friday, with the arrival of The Parow Preparatory Full Service School. With the big blue school bus having arrived, full of scholars eagerly awaiting their first encounter with our funny and gregarious goats, there was no doubt that this visit would [...]

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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 July 29th, 2010

It is kidding season at Fairview, with more baby goats arriving every day. But we also have another little animal who has taken up residence in one of our kidding sheds. This baby steenbok ewe was found in one of the Fairview vineyards.

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Fairview admin on July 27th, 2010

It is always a welcoming sign on the farm when our Fairview does (the female goats!) start to have their kids. It is a sign that the seasons have changed and that we are heading towards spring time in the winelands. Even though kidding season has been happening every year for three decades, it is [...]

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Fairview admin on July 7th, 2010

It has come to that time of the year once again, when the lovely ladies of the Fairview goat herd start getting cranky and craving garlic flavoured ice-cream and lucerne infused ice blocks. Well maybe not quite. But yes, it is the kidding season and in the coming months the pastures will soon be full [...]

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Fairview admin on December 1st, 2008

For those who are more familiar with Fairview as a wine producer, you may also be interested to know that Fairview is South Africa’s leading producer of artisanal cheeses. We focus on white mould (eg. brie/camembert), blue mould and cream cheese styles, as well as a number of unique products. Fairview was the first producer [...]

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Fairview admin on November 25th, 2008

This past week we labelled the first of the 2007 Goats do Roam Red. This is the tenth vintage of this wine to be produced and so I thought I would take a quick look back at the past 10 years. I had a chat to Charles Back and Anthony de Jager about the brand, [...]

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Fairview admin on November 18th, 2008

Yesterday we hosted a group from the Eziko Cooking School in Langa, at the Fairview farm in Paarl. This was a follow-up from our day spent at the school in September (see post). With the emphasis currently being placed on preparations for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the role of the tourism and [...]

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