The Fairview Estate sits on one of the oldest properties in South Africa, with vines planted as early as 1699. It is situated approximately 50 kilometres from Cape Town, on the lower slopes of Mt. Paarl. The property was bought by Charles Back’s grandfather in 1937 and was subsequently run by his father, Cyril, before Charles took charge. Under his guidance, Fairview has been driven by an ethical philosophy based on social commitment, sustainability, and conservation.