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Fairview Wines

Suid-Agter-Paarl Road, Suider Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 2450
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Although we enjoy drinking wine, my husband and I rarely do the wine tasting thing, but being in such a gorgeous wine district on our travels, we decided to try just one winery. The advice from our accommodation was to try Fairview. Our hostess was very attentive and certainly knew her stuff. She recommended a variety wines unique to the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had a wine tasting tour and our first stop was here. It was great!!! The outdoors are very beautiful, they goats are lovely and the ambience in general is very peaceful and nice. We had the wine and cheese tasting, and it was awesome. The selection was very good, their wines are really good quality. We had a very... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Visited Fairview with a couple of friends for a Saturday morning girls day out. Must say we were pleasantly surprised by the great service, wines and of coarse the cheese and wine tasting-a first for me! Will be back for sure!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fairview is slightly tucked away in the "back roads" between the popular Stellenbosch & Wellington/Paarl regions, but it is definitely worth the detour! They have a beautiful setting, with the iconic 'Goats tower' welcoming you to the estate. It's a great place for friends and families with children to enjoy, with a good restaurant also available on-site. Visitors can choose... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were recommended the Master Cheese and Wine Tasting by our guide and we are SO glad we did it (even if it was 10am!!). The 8 cheeses and wines were all delightful and the whole experience was just great - beautiful surroundings, wonderful service and generally a very interesting tasting, a bargain at 60ZAR. Highly recommend.

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Frinton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fairview Wine Estate, Paarl, South Africa About 45 minutes or so drive along the N1 from Cape Town takes you into the Paarl Wine Route – “the Gateway to Cape Wine Culture”. One visit that we would recommend is a trip around the Fairview Estate. Best of all is the very well organised and continually running ‘wine tasting’. Fairview was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited Fairview last more than 10 years ago. I really enjoyed returning. The setting is beautiful and the wine and cheese combination tasting is great - I bought a few excellent wines and some of the best Camembert ever. My wife (the designated driver) and 11 year old son enjoyed the cheese tasting. I will definitely go back next... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We're wine-lovers and we frequent California wine country, but have also made our way around the wine regions in France. Fairview has been, by far, our favorite tasting in the world. Don't miss it. Buy a case to ship home. The master tasting is worth the trip from Cape Town if you're not staying in the Winelands.

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Cape Town
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The master tasting costs R60/pp but it is well worth it! The standard tasting is sometimes rushed, overcooked and just impersonal. With the master tasting you go to the back to sit at a table and get personal attention with the cheeses and wine paired. Also note that you get the Estate wines and not the cheap stuff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fairview wine state is also known in South Africa by its cheese. At the premisses one can do a wine and cheese tasting for R25.

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