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20 Feb Q & A with Nomadic Orchestra

This year Backsberg Estate Cellars has teamed up with Good Housekeeping SA to bring you four top-class musical acts at our annual Picnic Concert Series. We're kicking off the series with Nomadic Orchestra who will be performing live, this Sunday, February 26th, and to get all our faithful Backsbergers into the festive mood,...

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15 Feb blog

15 Feb Hot and Dry Vintage Delivers Classic Chardonnay

The vintage of 2016 will go down in the history of the Cape winelands as one of the hottest and driest on record. Trying as they were for viticulturists and winemakers alike, these conditions seemed to have brought out superb qualities in the Chardonnay variety growing on Backsberg Estate Cellars...

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07 Feb Letter from the CEO

Dear Backsbergers, February marks the heart of harvest for us. We are finishing off bringing in the whites, and we will be harvesting the majority of our red grapes during this month. The harvest marks the beginning of the year for me, the beginning of a cycle. A cycle is characterised by...

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06 Feb A Vision for the future

Backsberg is first-and-foremost a wine producer but it also creates some brilliant brandies. Throughout his career on Backsberg, the late Sydney Back had the vision to produce an estate brandy. But it was only when South Africa’s liquor laws were amended to permit the making of brandy on wine estates...

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Backsberg Merlot

06 Feb New Vintage Release

Our Premium Range Merlot 2015 has just been released! The grapes underwent a long skin fermentation with lots of aeration, followed by a lengthy maturation of 12 – 18 months in French oak. This wine’s aging potential is 10 years and it has a mid-palate of sweet raspberry and red...

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01 Dec Marketing Assistant Needed

Backsberg Estate Cellars is looking for a dynamic Marketing Assistant to assist with day-to-day activities in the Marketing Department. The successful candidate must be a hard-working individual who is passionate about marketing. The applicant must be able to coordinate several tasks at once and have strong administration skills.   Knowledge of events...

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09 Nov Tasting Room Manager Needed

We are looking for a dynamic Tasting Room Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the tasting room and guest experience at Backsberg Estate Cellars. Requirements: Passion for and knowledge of fine wine, and willingness to learn more Excellent hospitality, sales, organisational, and customer service skills Excellent written and oral...

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30 Sep Pinotage Day 2016

We're celebrating a true South African cultivar in Backsberg style. Join us for Pinotage Day 2016 on Saturday, 8 October. Come and enjoy a vintage Pinotage Tasting for R20 and purchase older Pinotage vintages at great prices!  Our restaurant will serve a Pinotage inspired lunch:  - Pinotage infused Beef Burger served with...

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15 Aug Backsberg Mountain Bike Challenge

This annual Mountain Bike Race aims to bring as many enthusiastic cyclists as is possible to our beautiful Paarl Valley. Organized and managed by the members of the Paarl Rotary Club, under the auspices of the Pedal Power Association (PPA), the proceeds from this event go towards sustaining our many...

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