Goats Cheese

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 September 3rd, 2010

Charles Back is the owner of Fairview, and his daughter Bridget Back is the fourth generation of her family to work at the farm. She has spent the past couple of months at the goat sheds for the annual goat kidding season and provided this post.

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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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