“The Butcher, the Baker, Cheese and Winemaker”
When Charles Back I first landed on the shores of the Cape from Lithuania, his passion for local produce led him to pursue becoming a butcher. In 1937, he brought the Fairview farm. As a third- generation family owner of Fairview, Charles Back II has continued this legacy, taking the learnings from his winemaking father Cyril to nurture the land. Adding ‘cheesemaker’ to the family repertoire, today the Back family really are a collection of butchers, bakers, wine and cheesemakers! In 2015, Raphael joined the clan, directing the family offering online and partnering with Charles to create Back’s.
Beryl Back, Charles’s mother, at Fairview
Back’s has three main offerings – it is a bistro-style restaurant, a well-stocked fresh and dry goods deli and an online shopping experience. Back’s restaurant and deli has the purpose to continue the tradition of Back’s family values and offers delicious, homegrown food in the heart of historic Paarl. The online shop is an extension of our deli, and aims to expand outside the winelands region soon.
Everything in our restaurant and deli is sourced from either Charles Back’s farms – Fairview Wine and Cheese and Spice Route Destination – or supports local artisans in the area. This ‘locavore’-style offering comes naturally to the Back’s, thanks to their long lineage of farming, with the fundamental basis of everything being grounded in integrity and quality. At the end of the day, Back’s goal is simple: we want to bring you free-range, organic produce that just tastes better – just like it should.