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Food, Wine And Such
3 years ago
3 years ago
Of open gates and goats
Of open gates and goats

An iconic name? French? -
Mmm...well...not quite...
But it is a distant relation, and a legend in it's own lunchtime. And it seems goats really do roam; all the way from South Africa to Nigeria in this case.

Fairview, 2006 Goats do Roam (in that classic French/African mold) Shiraz, Pinotage, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan

The legend?
It seems a herd of the neighbor's goats escaped into the vineyard through a gate mysteriously left open, the fussy beasts deftly selecting only the ripest and best grapes; those same vines now used for making the almost famous `Goats do Roam'. 

Photo: Roaming Goats - Lagos, Nigeria _ Ian Cochrane