Fairview bored doe – near Stellenbosch, South Africa 2008
One of my favourite wine estates in South Africa (and probably the one I’ve visited most often) is Fairview. Part of the reason is the fact that they have been making cheese on the farm for years and have a cheese tasting room right next to the wine tasting room (my idea of heaven); and part of the reason is their crazy goat tower in the front garden. In fact, the first thing you see when you arrive at the estate is the tower with its external “staircase” and a couple of goats peering out of the windows high above you. These goats came in handy when the Fairview winemakers were naming their red blends. Although they were prevented by trade laws from using descriptions like “Cotes du Rhone style blend” or “Bordeaux style blend”, even irate French wine producers could not object when they chose wine names inspired by the farm’s ubiquitous farm goats: Goat Roti, Goats do Roam, and my personal favourite – Bored Doe 🙂
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