Fairview is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Paarl, which is more sheltered from the moderating maritime influence than nearby Stellenbosch.
Fairview was planted with vines as early as 1699. The property was bought by the grandfather of current owner Charles Back in 1937.
Fairview has a reputation for consistent quality across a range of innovative styles, using both classic and unusual varieties. Charles leads the field in South Africa in matching varieties to specific sites.
The Fairview estate now has a total of 586 hectares of vineyard over four appellations: Paarl (350 hectares), Swartland (115 hectares), Darling (86 hectares) and Stellenbosch (35 hectares).
This vineyard ownership in so many different regions allows Charles to produce a wide range of wines, from grapes grown in optimal conditions.