Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Friday, 22 July 2011

Goats do Roam at Fairview....

Good morning friends.  A few weeks ago I came upon a post from a fellow blogger on the tipple she was enjoying at that time. Apparently the label on the bottle seduced her and she had to have it and you will see why in a minute. Have a look at her post here!

Did you see that amazing spot she calls home and the goats. Not the ones on the label of the bottles, but the others. And did you catch a glimpse of Henry? The wine is from a local winery  here in the Western Cape not far from Cape Town called Fairview and since she lives way over in the Pacific North West of Canada, I promised to visit Fairview and give her a closer glimpse into where her tipple came from...

And what a pleasure it was... So her goes Pondie especially for you but you are all welcome to join the tour with us as I show her around...

 Welcome to Fairview

Where, Goats do Roam....

...and eat...of course!

The Goats do Roam Label's first red wine was inspired by the Fairview goats' fondness for the grapes from the vineyard near their tower. Hence the quirky packaging and name!

First , lets visit The Goat shed, the restaurant...Named after the farms cheeky herd of 700 goats, bred for their milk!

...for a glass of wine and a cheese platter to start the meal with! Yes back to front but that's they way we like it! We shared a platter of  cheese and bread while contemplating the menu and the fine winter's day of sunshine!


Upon arrival you are given a leaflet with the cheeses available and a a pen and you select the ones you would like on your platter. At this point there is normally a lively debate and discussion  increasing in decibels, of who wants what on the cheese platter, naturally fuelled by many sips of sauvignon!

 After demolishing the cheese platter  and bread we moved on the menu and had a feast!  The order was: Chalmar beef fillet topped with a paprika and black pepper Chevin, wrapped in black forest ham and served on pesto drizzled roast potatoes, vegetables and peppadews. Then there was  Fragrant Lamb Curry with Basmati rice, fresh coriander, caraway yoghurt and Manganello seed bread and lastly I had to have the duck liver pate served with beetroot. All totally delectable! Naturally tasters were circulated.... have a look...all patiently waiting while the crazy blogger gets a pic of every one's meal. Note the folded hands...


Have a look at the complete menu here . Of course it does not include the daily specials, which on this day had  another of my favourite dishes namely French Onion Soup with Parmesan Toasties.

With  a stunning winter's day we opted to sit outside in the sun ....

Below, is the inside of the restaurant...



...decorated with vintage finds...

After lunch you can head over to the shop. Grab a basket...

...and fill it with,  wine, bread, cheese and olive oil.


There is a cheese room.

And, of course you have to taste the wine...

...and have a peek at all the awards, meet the friendly staff and take a closer look at the terroir...

This is where it  all happens and matures....

I just had to show you one of my favourite wine labels ever...

Take a close look here at the background...a goat with a barrel on his back, the globe and so on and so on. I love it !

So I hope you enjoyed our little tour of Fairview!

Take a seat in this lovely nook  while I say my goodbyes....

Please Click here to view Fairview's website but before you do pour yourself another glass of Goats do Roam because there is loads to look at and explore and some recipes to drool over as well.

Check out the rest of the La Carpa Ranges' labels,  they are a treat!

So that's it from me

Live well Live the Cape Town vibe




all images are my own except the label from La Carpa which is from the website.

Please regale me with a comment and your tipple tales or email me at


  1. Ooh yes please, I'll have one of those baskets and then wander around choosing some wine and cheese. Great mosaics of what looks like a fabulous winery.

  2. I love it! I we ever get to your neck of the woods, dinner at the winery and round of shopping would be on the itinerary. It was so nice to see where a now-favorite wine comes from. Thank you for the tour - now I'm off to look at the website to see if it's possible to order one of those Tshirts for my husband!

  3. Ummmmm! Any vacancies for a quality tester? Sounds and looks wonderful place to visit .

  4. What a fun tour! So much to see & taste!! I love the La Capra wine label :-)

  5. Hi everyone. I am so pleases you enjoyed the tour of Fairview especially Pondie. The pleasure was all mine as you can see!

    Lol..Sue you gotta fall in line gal for the tasting job...

    Thanks for stopping by Mary and Bernie.



  6. Oh that looks like fun, the food YUM, I am a fan of onion soup also. Thank you for taking us along!


  7. What an interesting place to visit:)

  8. I have been entertaining myself by looking through your older posts and have really LOVED revisiting these favourite places (especially Vergelegen and Fairview!) through your eyes. I absolutely love your blog and the gorgeous photographs you share. Your mosaics are beautifully done!