Goats Do Roam Rose

Goats Do Roam Rose


  • The grapes are sourced from trellised Fairview vineyards planted on decomposed granite soils on their estate vineyards in Paarl

Varietal Composition: 55% Grenache, 37% Shiraz, 8% Mourvedre

Elaboration: The Shiraz, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre were picked and gently pressed and cold fermented. The varieties were fermented separately, after which they were blended and left on fine lees before bottling.

Tasting Notes: Pretty pink in the glass, with hints of rose, fresh peach, and pomegranate aromas on the nose. The palate has a fresh acidity with flavors of red berries, citrus and lingering mineral finish.




The legend goes that some errant members of Fairview’s long-established goat herd once escaped from their paddock into the Fairview vineyards after Charles Back’s young son Jason accidentally left the gate open. The little group happily roamed among the vineyards, showing rare discernment by selecting some of the ripest berries from the vines. Inspired by this tale, we now use these berries in the making of our Goats Do Roam wine. Highly drinkable and superb in quality, the Goats Do Roam range is an intriguing mix of southern French and Italian style blends, rich in complexity and at value-for-money prices. Charles Back abandoned the estate wine concept in the 1980s, choosing rather to “go where the terroir is”. Today, they are one of the few farms that proudly own all of their own vineyards, with land in Paarl, Darling, Swartland and Stellenbosch.

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