Fairview Wine and Cheese Farm

Fairview is a working farm housing a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal – to create artisanal and sustainable produce, with a focus on fine wine and cheese. They have been caring custodians of the land since 1693, and invite you to come and visit and see for yourself how the farm operates, supports the environment and contributes to a more holistic lifestyle. Everything we do is driven by our philosophy of being honest, honouring our heritage and ensuring that ingenuity perpetually flows from our soils and cellars and straight into the heart of your relationship with us.


Eager to explore a wider range of wines using grapes grown in optimal conditions, Charles Back abandoned the estate wine concept in the 1980s, choosing rather to “go where the terroir is”. Today, they are one of the few farms that proudly own all their own vineyards, with land in Paarl, Darling, Swartland and Stellenbosch. Charles has also always been an advocate of social development in the Cape.


Everything they do is guided by their philosophy that fresh and homemade is always better. Over the past decade, they have worked hard to perfect their menu of delicious farm-style comfort food, award-winning selection of artisanal cheeses and our diverse range of handcrafted wines. We aim to bring the paddock and the farm as close to the table as we can, preparing our dishes from scratch and making sure we use as much of our produce as possible with as little waste as we can manage. We invite you to enjoy a delectable meal, great company, and only the best of times here at the Goatshed Restaurant.

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