Harry Haddon, Author at Backsberg
On the 28th and 31st of January we will be hosting two seminars run by Nancy Gilchrist MW. There are only 299 Masters of Wine in the world currently. Together with Master Sommelier, these are the highest wine qualifications one can obtain. We are looking forward to hearing what Nancy can teach us.
In January Backsberg will be launching a new Pinot Noir. It will be called Beyond Borders and is from the 2010 vintage . It gets its name from the fact that we source the grapes from Durbanville and Elgin.
The sun is out, the beaches are filling up, and the evenings are long. Summer is upon us and there is no better way to enjoy the long evenings and hot days than with a lovely glass of wine. Here are three special Summer mixes just for you. Remember we ship all over the country [...]
It’s always good to hear about wines that have left our cellars years ago, are eventually opened and we hear that they are doing very well. Here’s a note we received recently about our 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon
Backsberg Estate Cellars, in association with kykNET, can’t wait to have you on the farm for their third Picnic Concert Series. Brilliant artists such as: Freshly Ground, Francois van Coke, Koos Kombuis and Dan Patlansky will have you tapping your toes to their awesome acoustic vibes.
We had a very successful Wine Club dinner recently. The food was delicious and expertly prepared by our wonderful restaurant staff. Here are a few pictures telling the story of the evening. It really was great to have a bunch of wine club members together for an easy going dinner. We can’t wait for the [...]
Backsberg Estate Cellars, in samewerking met kykNET, kan nie wag om jou hier te hê vir die derde Picnic Series met opwindende vertonings soos volg: Freshly Ground, Francois van Coke, Koos Kombuis and Dan Patlansky . Hierdie vertonings gaan jou baie vinnig op jou voete kry met hul ongelooflike akoestiese klanke! Werklik iets om nie [...]
Backsberg Estate Cellars, in association with kykNET, can’t wait to have you on the farm for their third Picnic Concert Series. Brilliant artists such as: Freshly Ground, Francois van Coke, Koos Kombuis and Dan Patlansky will have you tapping your toes to their awesome acoustic vibes. There is a slight twist with the series this year as each of [...]
This is just a little reminder about the Wine Club Member’s Year end dinner this Saturday. There are a few spots left, so if you want enjoy an evening of fine wine and fantastic food please book now. Michael Back will be giving a little talk on some of the changes happening on the estate, [...]
Click the link to see the three special spring mixes we have put together for you. There is nothing better than sitting on a blanket in the warm spring sunshine with the smells of fresh new flowers and glass of bubbly, or Sauvignon Blanc, or Chenin or….
A Braai Bonanza On the 24th of September, Heritage Day aka National Braai Day, our restaurant will be launching the Backsberg Braai Special. It is quite simple. You buy a plate that costs R45, on this plate comes a serious green salad (all the trimmings, not just some lettuce and a flick of dressing), a [...]
It is arbour month, and we have saved up our arbor event to tie in with Heritage day (also know as National Braai Day). But before we get to braais, boerewors, All Blacks and broodtjies let me tell you about the tree planting.
Here is a blog post I wrote after we held the Students of Backsberg Lunch on the farm a month or so back: The Back family, of Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl, showed me this weekend the true value of education: freedom. Hosted on the estate this past Saturday was the inaugural Students of Backsberg [...]
Let’s get the basics out the way: Vino Varsity went down last Friday. UCT kicked some ass and took the honours. Well done Ikey Ice Buckets. Rhodes took part for the first time. Maties surprised everyone by coming second.
It’s that time of year again, and this year’s Paarl Rotary Club MTB race is going to be a cracker. You will be skidding, pedaling, and sweating your way up and down the exquisite Paarl Valley ending off on our estate. The event is Organized and managed by the members of the Paarl Rotary Club, under the [...]
After two successful dinners - Hot Water and Daniele Pascal – we are hosting an evening of Jazz, jiving, and drinking some delicious wines. Velvet Touch, one of Cape Town’s best known Jazz quartets will be performing on Friday the 5th of August at the farm. Join us at 19:00 for 19:30 before taking a seat [...]
On the 16th of July we’ll be celebrating Bastille day by bringing a little bit of France to Backsberg with a three course French styled meal and the ever brilliant Daniele Pascal. R180 will get you a starter, main course and dessert as well as tea or coffee, and an evening’s entertainment. The event starts [...]
Out talented winemaker Guillaume Nel popped in to the Cape Town studio of Classic FM last Friday to chat about the Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. Here is the podcast from the interview. Guillaume Interview
We can’t wait for this one. Hot Water one of South Africa’s most entertaining Afro/Jazz/funk band are playing on the Estate. We are throwing a big party on the day with dinner, drinks, and dancing. We have turned our conference centre into a cosy concert venue for this event. Gather in the boma or around [...]
At Backsberg we are proud of all of our wines. We are always happy when the people who judge at wine shows agree with us. Here are a few of the awards our wines have won.