– MORE TRAIL RUNNING ON PICTURESQUE FARMS
This Saturday is the La Capra Goat Run at Fairview Wine Estate – well it starts at Fairview and ends at Spice Route. I’m not sure if there are many entries left, but even if you’re not running it is bound to be a festive morning in the winelands.
A 5km vineyard walk, an 8km trail run and the 15km for the mountain goats! Our goodie bags came with a bottle of La Capra Malbecand some delicious Fairview Brie Cheese. Fairview has some fantastic wines which we have previously had the pleasure of tasting together with their cheeses in the Master’s Tasting – Fairvew Master’s Tasting .
But they also have the more fun and relaxed La Capra brand which is popping up in all sorts of places and becoming quite popular. I’m very excited to test my complimentary bottle after the race. La Capra is a range of 10 different single varietal wines made in a fruit-forward style lending themselves to early enjoyment and relaxed dining with very fruity and fresh flavours. They’ve done a great job with the labeling too causing them to stand out from the crowd.
The Goat Run starts at Fairview and ends at Spice Route which means there will be beautiful views along the way up the mountain and past the Paarl Rock. With all the activities (see my previous post – Spice Route) at the Spice Route farm, there will be more than enough entertainment after the race. Charles Back really has done a superb job of managing and developing the two farms, their brands and their success.
If you haven’t been out to Fairview or Spice Route, it is definitely worth the trip. Fantastic wines at both farms as well as loads of other tasting opportunities namely, chocolate, cheese, beer and grappa – you could spend all day there!
The DV chocolates are absolutely delicious, I’m excited to try out the new patisserie that has opened and might sneak in a beer after the race before stocking up on some wine.
We actually had a beer tasting party (with a range of craft beers) last weekend for a friend’s birthday and the CBC Lager was definitely voted as one of the favourites.
What are your weekend plans? What are your weekend wines?
FAIRVIEW WINE ESTATE
Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Suider Paarl
Take the Paarl Main Road / Franschhoek turnoff off the N1, turn right under the highway and look for the Fairview signs.
Tel: +27 21 863 2450
SPICE ROUTE WINERY
Suid-Agter Paarl Road
Same directions as above just a little further down the road.
Tel: +27 21 863 5200