Fairview is well known not only for its drinkable wines but also for its exquisite goat's milk cheeses. Goats are well known for their climbing ability and Fairview's goats love climbing the tall stone tower that has been built just for them. Visitors can watch as they ascend a spiral staircase that leads around the outside of the tower.
Close to 20% of South Africa's annual wine production originates from the Paarl region and many of the estates in the region offer frequent tastings, tours and sales (although some are by arrangement only). Stops on the Paarl winelands tour include such well known brands as Avondale, Laborie, Fairview Farm, Nederburg, Rhebokskloof Farm and Rupert and Rothschild Vignerons. Many of these splendid estates have distant views of either Table Mountain or the Du Toits Kloof mountains (depending on whether they are on the west or east facing). While these estates are not quite as frequented as those on the Stellenbosch wine route, such as the Spier Estate, they are equally as charming and the wines are amongst the best in the Cape.