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31 Aug Superior Stellenbosch Palates See UCT Bite the Dust in Backsberg Vino Varsity

The ninth Backsberg Vino Varsity inter-university wine challenge saw Stellenbosch take the laurels due to their near-perfect execution of the basics. Superior wine knowledge and breath-taking tasting skills had the Stellenbosch Wine Culture Society beat the UCT Wine Society into second place, while University of Pretoria struggled to keep up...

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08 Aug Women’s Day at Backsberg

In celebration of Women’s Day on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, all female patrons will be offered a complimentary wine tasting from our fabulous Tasting Room. Ladies may choose between five unique wines from our extensive selection. That's not all.  There will also be some incredible promotional offers available to patrons visiting...

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01 Aug Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB Race 2017

Voted the best cycle event for the past five years by the Pedal Power Association (PPA), the Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB brings both avid cyclists and newbies to the Paarl Valley for a day of family fun and some serious mountain-biking.  Each year Backsberg Estate Cellars plays host to this premium...

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14 Jul After Work Wine Down

Savour the Cape Winelands in the heart of the city! Join us for an after work wine down at the tranquil Sandton Lodge Rivonia in Johannesburg on the evening of Friday, 21 July. Enjoy a complimentary Backsberg Wine Tasting by one of our very own as well as decadent finger foods whilst...

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21 Jun Kosher 101

Backsberg produces a Premium Range, a Black Label Range, an eco-friendly range, Tread Lightly by Backsberg, and a range of fortified wines but what few people know is that we are also a producer of some noteworthy kosher wines. According to Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, editor of the quarterly journal Kashrus Kurrents,...

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14 Jun Celebrate Father’s Day with Backsberg

Spoil Dad this Father’s Day with our scrumptious Father’s Day Feast on Sunday, 18 June 2017. Guests will each receive a complimentary glass of Special Late Harvest on arrival followed by a three-course dining experience, perfectly suited to the winter weather. There may even be a few extra sweet treats for...

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12 Jun The Perfect Winter Warmer: Lamb Pie

Backsberg’s very own Chef Dennis Strydom shares his secret recipe for the ultimate winter warmer, Lamb Pie accompanied by roasted potato wedges, honey-coated butternut cubes and wilted spinach. Yum!  Tip: This recipe is the perfect solution to leftovers from Sunday’s lamb roast. Serve accompanied by a glass of Backsberg Klein...

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01 Jun Graduate Business Schools Lift Thinking Caps at Backsberg Vino Varsity 2017

Attending this year’s Backsberg Postgraduate Vino Varsity Challenge between the MBA students from UCT and Stellenbosch could have one thinking of the 1980s pop music band China Crisis. Both teams were tasked with solving the South African wine industry’s challenge of getting shelf-space, throat-approval and face-time in premium wine markets....

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18 May Trendy Trellising Techniques

The use of trellising systems has always been regarded as an integral component in viticulture, predominantly being used to assist with canopy management. Viticulturists need to ensure foliage growth takes place via photosynthesis but they also need to be able to limit shading which could potentially hinder grape ripening. Besides, the...

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17 May Kosher Sally Williams Pairing

At Backsberg we have an extensive range of kosher wines available for purchase, from our stellar Kosher Brut MCC to our popular Kiddush Sweet Red. Therefore, we thought it was about time we created our very own kosher-friendly pairing to complement these unique wines. We joined forces with renowned Sally...

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28 Apr Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day

Treat your mom to the ultimate wine and dine experience this Mother’s Day (Sunday, 14 May 2017) at Backsberg Estate Cellars. Why? Because moms are meant to be spoilt! Mother's Day Menu:   Backsberg Brut Sparkling Wine on Arrival OR A glass of Rose on Arrival    Starters Buffet   Assorted Home-Made Breads, Pates’ & Preserves Soup of...

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