Paarl, South Africa: Fairview Winery
Popularly known for its cleverly named Goats do Roam wines, which include, among many others, The Goatfather, Bored Doe and Goat-Roti, Fairview produces numerous other lines under the Fairview and La Capra by Fairview labels. The winery is situated on a sprawling farm just 45 minutes from Cape Town in the town of Paarl in the Cape Winelands. Tastings allow you to choose six of Fairview’s 35 selections in addition to a sampling of assorted cheeses (yes, including goat cheese) produced on the farm. The unique circular tasting stations and freedom to roam from one to another lend to a very relaxed experience and ensure that you’re never waiting for your next pour.
Tastings are R25 per person (about $3.50). If you schedule a wine tour so you go from Paarl to the more populated area of Stellenbosch, all your tasting fees should be included in the price of the tour.