Goats Do Roam

Fairview admin on April 20th, 2011

In March, Fairview winemaker Anthony de Jager visited Kenya for the 4th annual Nairobi Wine Festival. It was a successful visit to the wine festival and Anthony shared his experiences with us.

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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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Charles Back on February 4th, 2009

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of hosting the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage PR roadshow. It was refreshing to receive a press group at the farm that was not limited to ‘wine specific’ writers. The wine industry has really evolved into a multi-faceted industry encompassing global business, tourism, socio-economic issues and land reform. This of [...]

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Charles Back on January 26th, 2009

I have just returned from a week-long trip to the USA where, amongst other things, I attended the annual sales meeting of our US importer, Vineyard Brands. What an amazing time to be in the States, to experience the incredible excitement and outpouring of pure joy in the run-up to the inauguration of Barack Obama [...]

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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 October 9th, 2008

I received an interesting email a few weeks back from Bob Foley of Ontario, Canada: “I am pleased to inform you that you may now carry the following on all your wines: ‘By appointment to FOG, The Fraternal Order of Goats, purveyors of fine wines.’ Seriously, for the past 33 years there has been an [...]

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