Fairview Wine and Cheese
Fairview Wine and Cheese
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Anthea Kadman
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Goat/cheese/wine tour
    We did Donald’s goat/ cheese wine tour and it was just fantastic! Donald is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who took us all over the farm, got us up close with all kinds of animals and told us many stories along the way. If you have the time, book a tour with him and it ends with sampling the delicious cheese and high quality wine too!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Meytal E
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    This place is absolutely amazing! The restaurant is special with so many options for vegans and vegetarians. Every single dish that we got was amazing. The cheese is fresh and tasty and you can walk by the area and watch the goats. In addition there is a store where you can buy local products.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • NauticalVoyager
    Durbanville, South Africa1,479 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for the Whole Family
    We recently visited for a tasting and had a blast! Our son was over the moon with the goats, and he even got to try a kiddies tasting with sweet cheese and fudge – he couldn't stop talking about it. Originally, we were just planning on doing a cheese tasting, but we're so happy we decided to give the wines a go as well. The whole experience was awesome. Definitely recommend it for a great time all around!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
    Bristol, United Kingdom7,801 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Goats, Wine and cheese...
    Home of the goat, that splendid tower, the cheeses their produce and a combined wine tasting. Fine tasting rooms, very enjoyable wines paired with cheeses all conducted by a very bright, enthusiastic and knowledgable young man, Marco, I think his name was- brilliant. The dessert wine was so good we purchased a bottle to bring back to England.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 9, 2023
  • CAfrica Adventures
    Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fairview Wine, just exquisite!!
    Fairview Wine farm is always our go to place with our international clients. From the moment you enter the farm all you see is picturesque scenery. The tasting room is magical and the staff and service it just top draw.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Vanessa B
    Alberton, South Africa70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relax and unwind at Fairview Wine and Cheese
    What a beautiful setting. Gardens are lovely and green. Got to have a delicious lunch. My daughter and I had pizza, which was absolutely delicious, and hubby had the homemade chicken pie, which he said was yummy. Got to buy some Fairview cheese for a snack at home. The goats were a treat to see, and the little ones were so cute.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Richard M
    Pretoria, South Africa11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always a great visit
    Fairview is a great staple vineyard to go to. Great wines and great atmosphere. Do try the sweet red, slightly fortified and a superb dessert wine. I was skeptical at first but I always buy when I'm here. Today we had Imke as our wine host and she was spectacular. Despite being new she was knowledgeable, really made us feel welcome and it completed our excellent experience with a cherry (well cheese) on top!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 15, 2024
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raystuartsteer
Cape Town, South Africa38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Always great to visit Fairview. Booked for lunch at Goatshed , and although a good looking shortened menu for lunch , was really disappointed in the value for money proposition. The menu was a delight but what was presented was not as delightful , and certainly not value for the “bucks” you pay. The burger I ordered was no more than a frikadel on a bun!!!
As our first restaurant outing since lockdown , and really looking forward to some great restaurant food , disappointing.
Written July 20, 2020
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TRivers142
Boston, Massachusetts227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We did a wine tour of the area visiting multiple farms and vineyards. Fairview was our favorite. Not just because the wines and cheeses were delicious, but because of our sommelier. Dierdre was knowledgeable, energetic, fun and funny and you could tell she love what she was doing. She made learning about and tasting wines such an enjoyable experience.
Written January 24, 2022
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travelinghubby0
Jersey City, NJ20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This was a great wine tasting experience for our family…Yep you heard it right - our family! We have two kids under age of 8, didn’t know how we were going to accomplish this day of tastings. As soon as we got in the property, someone greeted us as they were going from the wine room to the restaurant and told us about the “kids tasting”. It was a lifesaver. Gave our two boys something to laugh and talk about, while given us a moment to be guided through the great selection they have. Curt - our wine guide/barista/storyteller was great! He kept us entertained and shared spot on nuances between the different tasting pours and the cheese/meat.

Being from the US, I don’t see the appeal to the family experience in most tours so they have set a new bar for me.

Great job hosting team and Curt! Thank you for being awesome.
Written January 6, 2023
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zerwickrenatevictor
Centurion, South Africa2,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My husband and I had the pleasure to visit Fairview wine and cheese farm on our recent visit to the Western Cape. It was a real treat to see the goats roaming in the Goat tower.

We had lunch at the Goatshed restaurant which was exquisite (see my separate review of The Goatshed).

We went to the tasting room to order a few cases of wine (to be couriered home). The friendly female host that assisted us with our purchase presented us with a taster glass of the Goats do Roam white wine which we immediately added to our order. We also bought 2 bottles of Fairview’s The Grenaches Grenache Blanc 2020 which we thoroughly enjoyed.

The Deli was well stocked and boasts a wide variety of products. We bought grape jam which was delicious.

The gardens are immaculate and and we were thrilled to see a squirrel.

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Fairview wine estate.
Written January 4, 2022
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Greg T
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Out of our whole trip to the Cape , fairview by far was the worst experience. We should have stayed at Spice route who have a 10 out of 5 rating, amazing set up and experience and super friendly staff. The restaurant staff as we stepped in were rude could not find our booking, and could not give 10 sh.ts. the menu was poor and out of date on today's trends.

They have a long way to go in my eyes who have run 5 star establishment for over 18 years.
Written December 29, 2022
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Francois T
Johannesburg, South Africa1,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We stopped for lunch but unfortunately due to Covid19 the restaurant was closed and we did not enquire upfront but managed to do sone great wine tasting and the Deli / Shop was great. Staff very friendly and helpful. Worth a stop.
Written September 29, 2020
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prfecto
San Jose, CA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Went to the tasting room in downtown Stellenbosch. We did the 6 wines 6 cheese tastings. The wine were all excellent and our server had a story and history for all 6 wines. 3 whites 3 reds. All of the six cheeses were unique, 4 goat and 2 cow cheeses. The goat cheese were all accent with herbs & or fruits. They also supplied a basket of fresh bread bites and olive oil. It was like a full lunch at only 75 rand per person, a real bargain
Written February 17, 2020
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Sue W
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This wine farm was an awesome adventure, although it was busy it was worth the wait. Usually busy is a good sign and my group Zebra Adventures (10 people) was willing to wait. The wait gave us time to look around at the beautiful landscape and just have a relaxing wait. The wine tasting was an adventure itself and I felt the cheese matched perfectly. Our wine host was extremely knowledgeable about both the cheese and the wine. The wines I tasted were so perfect and I ended up buying 2 bottles out of the several I tasted.
Written March 17, 2023
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Travelers
Western Cape, South Africa365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is a must stop for us whenever we visit Paarl area. The cheese and wine tasting is as always, delicious... the staff were friendly and the whole experience was just fantastic.... will recommend all visiting Paarl area to come and experience this
Written March 3, 2021
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Amanda
Middlesbrough, UK19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Fantastic restaurant. Dining al fresco on the terrace. food could not be faulted and was praised by us four dining there as a family. Reasonably priced as well. Nomla was a lovely waitress and worth a mention. Squirrels abound so hold on to your bread if you order or he will make off with that, such a bold creature, but funny :-).

Dont miss the cheese shop either. a real treat for cheese lovers and with goats cheese made on site with their own goats' milk.

The goats are gorgeous and are in an open area with a goat tower for them to climb. just adorable.
Written March 6, 2022
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