Goats do Roam White Blend

Goats do Roam White Blend


  • The Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and some of the Grenache Blanc for this blend were sourced from the Fairview farm on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, grown on decomposed granite soils.
  • The majority of the Grenache Blanc is sourced from their estate vineyards in Darling.

Varietal Composition: 36% Viognier, 32% Grenache Blanc, 26% Roussanne, 6% Marsanne

Elaboration: The Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc grapes were picked between 22 and 23.5°Brix. This was the first vintage for the Marsanne. Next, the fruit was destalked and crushed and then gently pressed. Only free run juice was used and the vineyard parcels were kept separate. The juice was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks and the individual components were left on their lees prior to blending and bottling.

Tasting Notes: Vibrant light green color in the glass. Layered aromas of lemon, peach and floral notes. Palate is medium bodied with stone fruits and citrus flavors, with fresh lingering acidity.




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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