Fairview Estate is a family owned property on the southwest facing slopes of Paarl Mountain. The first wine was produced here in 1699, but the estate really began to shine from 1937 when Charles Back I took possession. The current owner, Charles Back II, was voted the second most influential person in the South African wine industry – after Nelson Mandela!Winemaker Anthony de Jager is a keen mountain biker, and spends his weekends cycling around the Cape winelands – so he knows the local vineyards well. Here he has combined top quality grapes – mostly Rhône varieties with a dash of Tannat and Petit Sirah – from diverse terroirs, finishing the wine for 18 months in barrel. A rich, complex and spicy red, perfect with grilled red meats.