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Goats do Roam Wines

We are delighted to list these wines from the Goats do Roam Wine Company, the brainchild of Charles Back from Fairview. The story starts back in 1995 with the suggestion of creating a Rhone style wine but with a Cape flavour. Sourcing quality grapes from various vineyards around Paarl and Malmesbury a blend of Shiraz, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvedre with a dash of Pinotage was created with superb drinkability.

When it came to naming the wines, Charles Back's sense of humour took over which led to the naming of the first wine and the Goats do Roam was born. Some say it is a friendly jibe at a certain well known French wine growing region, though Charles Back himself denies this - even if he does so with a glimt in his eyes. The ‘legend’ goes that some errant members of Fairview’s long-established goat herd, supplier of milk for Fairview’s internationally award-winning cheeses, escaped from their paddock. The little group happily roamed among the vineyards, showing rare discernment by selecting the ripest berries off some of the choicest vines...

Since the first wine was launched in 1999 the range has grown with all the wines being created to exacting standards using grapes from the Western Cape. Grapes are carefully selected on the basis of inherent fruit quality and flavour characteristics required for each respective blend in the range. The wines are made in Fairview's cellar and despite the light-hearted fun evident in the naming and packaging the wines themselves are absolutely serious. The style is modern and fruit-rich with lighthanded use of French and/or American oak barrels to add complexity.

The Goats do Roam Wines

South Africa

Goats in Villages Viognier 2009
Fairview
An exciting white wine, unusual for South Africa but carefully modelled on the great whites of the Southern Rhone.
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£8.95
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60 in stock

South Africa

Rosé 2009
Fairview
Lovely spicy and well-balanced Rose from South African terroir - Fairview at its best
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£8.49
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60 in stock

South Africa

Pinotage 2010
Fairview
Pinotage well-balanced with the elegance of Viognier from Fairview
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£10.95
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60 in stock

South Africa

The Goatfather 2009
Fairview
The Goatfather is (as could be expected) a delicious blend of Italian grape varieties in the inimitable style of the Goats do Roam range.
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£9.25
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60 in stock

South Africa

Goats in Villages Shiraz Pinotage 2008
Fairview
A Cape-Rhône style Pinotage blended with Shiraz, matured in a mixture of used French and American oak barrels. A rich, ripe wine with backbone, sure to reward a few years’ cellaring.
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£9.49
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60 in stock