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Our Tasting Room and Sales are open as usual throughout winter. 

Tel: +27 21 875 5141 | Email: | Location: Simondium Road Paarl SA


BACKSBERG is a destination not to be missed on your day out or on a Cape Winelands tour. Our restaurant is open again after a short winter break. In the Tasting Room Danwin James, our sommelier, is generally at hand to share his enthusiasm and knowledge of wine.

It has been a good year and BACKSBERG received international acknowledgement for our green, sustainable approach to making wine and caring for the environment.



  • Michael Back receives the Global Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Backsberg wins the Sustainability Award


BACKSBERG ESTATE CELLARS is nestled in the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains just outside Paarl, the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa.

The philosophy at BACKSBERG is to provide pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure and finesse, but with a high level of drinkability. Simply put, if you find our wine easy to drink and, above all, enjoyable, then we have been successful.

We believe that our wines are priced to reach the tables of as many wine drinkers as possible so that all can share in some of the magic of BACKSBERG.

BACKSBERG features as one of the Top 100 Wineries of the Year selected by Wine & Spirits Magazine in New York. Wineries are chosen based on consistently high performance and scores throughout a 12 month tasting cycle.

Backsberg Estate Cellars CC | Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Paarl, 7625 South Africa

PO Box 537, Suider-Paarl, 7624 South Africa

Backsberg +27 21 875 5141

Restaurant +27 21 875 5952

VAT 4420196976 | Reg. No. 2006/1022/0123

Blog News

Maties regain the Vino Varsity Challenge

On Friday the 14th of August 2015, the 7th annual Vino Varsity Challenge took place at Backsberg Estate Cellars and was nothing less than an absolute success. Clear, sunny skies prevailed when all of a sudden there was a thunder-like eruption:  looking outside we saw......

We are getting ready for Vino Varsity 2015

We are getting ready for Vino Varsity 2015. Backsberg is gearing up for the seventh annual Vino Varsity Challenge. It is three weeks to go before South Africa’s most notable university wine societies compete for the title of Vino Varsity Champion. Three teams face three prominent......

#WineWednesday features South African Shiraz

#WineWednesday features South African Shiraz Shiraz is able to age for many years, even decades, due to its complex tannins, good body and high acidity. Shiraz thrives in the South African growing conditions of icy cold, wet winters and glorious hot summers. The vines love......

#WineWednesday Syrah and Shiraz

#WineWednesday Syrah and Shiraz Syrah is a noble grape variety which produces wine with robust spiciness, deep colour and dense, smoky, fruit characteristics. In the Northern Rhône Valley, in southeastern France, two grape varieties, namely Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche, were crossed, to produce Syrah. South Africans know this......

#WineWednesday Shiraz paired with roast fillet

The chilly winter evenings are the best time to snuggle up indoors with a hearty meal and low-lit candles. Backsberg’s Shiraz paired with roast fillet is a perfect dinner. The versatility of Shiraz means it compliments most foods such as hearty stews, venison or a tender roast......