Wine Advocate 87 points - A real winner and an absolute steal in terms of pricing is the white 2013 Goats do Roam, a naked blend of 58% Viognier, 33% Roussanne and 9% Grenache Blanc. This is a terrific, very creative dry white, with the grapes tank-fermented and age separately until blending. Honeysuckle, pineapple, melon and mango are all present in this very expressive, crisp, light to medium-bodied white, which should be drunk over the next year. (Feb 2014)
The grapes are vinified in Fairviewâ€™s cellar in Paarl by Charles Back and resident winemaker Anthony de Jager, also responsible for the Fairview range. For all the light-hearted sense of fun evident in the labelling and branding of the Goats do Roam range, the wines themselves take a serious approach to quality. The style is modern, fruit-rich, with intelligent use of wood for either fermentation and/or maturation in small French and American oak barrels. The range is predominantly red, complemented by selected whites and a rosÃ© and covering tastes from those that call for a wine with complexity and cellaring potential to those that require early drinking.