Massmart recognises Backsberg for their commitment to environmental sustainability

Backsberg was honoured to attend an event in Rosebank, Johannesburg, hosted by Massmart, to acknowledge local suppliers for their ongoing commitment, exceptional performance and implementation of environmentally-sustainable business operations. Using 35 environmental indicators Massmart successfully assessed and surveyed 494 suppliers in the last five years. Areas that Massmart profiled were: packaging rationalisation, water conservation, operational […]


Try our delicious summer menu

Backsberg welcomes you to join us for a relaxing morning brunch or an afternoon lunch on the restaurant lawns under the trees. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a glass of Backsberg wine while taking in the beauty of the Simonsberg. The farm is coming alive with green landscapes, birds, clear blue skies and […]


Welcome to Backsberg

The philosophy of Backsberg remains that of providing 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 wines easy to drink and, above all, enjoyable, then we have been successful. As an […]


‘Klink’ to Backsberg

Vote for Backsberg in this year’s Klink Wine Tourism Awards. Backsberg has been nominated for an award in theTread Gently category. Environmental sustainability has become a major focus at Backsberg since 2006. Considered to be one of the leaders in the field, Backsberg was the first winery in South Africa and third in the World […]


Backsberg is the sole wine sponsor at Joburg’s Joy of Jazz Festival

It’s the countdown to South African’s most exclusive jazz event as international musicians and celebrities arrive in Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014. Backsberg Estate Cellars is proud to be the official sponsor of fine wine to Joburg’s premier jazz event. Fourth-generation Backsberg proprietor, Simon Back, notes: “We are incredibly excited to […]


Backsberg celebrates creative talent at the Loerie Awards

Backsberg is proud to, once again, be the exclusive supplier of fine wines to the annual Loerie Awards hosted in Cape Town. This event acknowledges and awards the best brand communication work that South Africa has to offer in areas such as design, print and radio advertising, architecture, direct marketing, live events, and video and […]


Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB Challenge

MTB racing in the Winelands The Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB Challenge will take place on the 6th of September this year at Backsberg Wine Estate. After the success of last year’s event, this popular ride will offer a route geared for every fitness level ranging from a 5km course, to a 15km route for the […]


Ikeys regain the Vino Varsity trophy!

The skies were clear blue last Friday afternoon as the competing teams entered the arena for the 6th annual Vino Varsity Challenge. Tuks arrived early with time to spare for some on-site preparation. Ikeys pulled up with a team of blue-clad supporters and Maties donned face paint and pirate hats. Vino Varsity is an inter-varsity […]


Gear up for Vino Varsity 2014

With two days to go, Backsberg is excited to host the sixth annual Vino Varsity 2014 Challenge. Three of the country’s finest universities are preparing to face three prominent judges from the wine industry to compete for the ultimate honour of being crowned Vino Varsity Champions! The wine societies of Maties, Tuks and Ikeys will battle […]


Cape Town World Music Festival 2014

Sip on Backsberg wines while enjoying an array of exceptionally talented international music acts at the Cape Town World Music Festival 2014. Expect brilliantly lit stages, a lantern lit venue illuminating music from the past, present and future. This year the festival will be hosting over twenty bands across three stages within City Hall. A […]


Join Backsberg at Bastille Festival

The Franschhoek Bastille Festival will be celebrated in Franschhoek on the weekend of 12 & 13 July 2014 and Backsberg will be there selling delicious Karoo Lamb Ciabatta Rolls and of course pouring signature wines! Join us at the Food & Wine Marquee located next to the Franschhoek Huguenot Monument to stock up on all your favourite […]


Backsberg is official wine supplier to Encounters Documentary Festival

[Video] View the Backsberg Sponsorship Video that was screened on opening night of Encounters Documentary Festival. Backsberg is pleased to be the official wine supplier to the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, which runs from the 5th to the 15th of June 2014 in cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Backsberg had the honour […]


Spoil Dad at Backsberg with Lunch and a Brandy Tasting

DADS RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY BRANDY TASTING ON FATHER’S DAY!                                                            Spend quality time at Backsberg together with family and friends this Father’s Day. Nestled alongside the roaring log fire, relax with a glass of wine,  take in the rustic ambiance and enjoy a sumptuous lunch spread that is fit for a King! We will be serving […]


Backsberg John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and Backsberg Pinotage win Silver at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Backsberg is pleased to announce winning two Silver Awards at the prestigious Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for the John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the Pinotage 2012. Amongst a group of notable other wine producers, Backsberg receives the award for the John Martin for the second consecutive year. Further to this, Backsberg achieved 5 Bronze […]


Wine of the Month – Merlot

As we descend into the peaceful months of autumn, it’s the perfect time to create a warm space indoors, to entertain friends and relax with loved ones. A fine glass of Merlot accompanies these moments perfectly; alongside a warm fire or around the family dining table. For a special occasion, why not pair Backsberg’s Merlot […]


Spoil your mom at Backsberg

Celebrate your mom at Backsberg this Mother’s Day Join us for Mother’s Day, to celebrate the special woman in your life, your mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin or sister. Settle under the sweeping willow trees and relax with family and friends. Listen to the soft background acoustic music and enjoy the mountain backdrop and vineyards. Enjoy an indulgent […]


Your dream wedding at Backsberg

Backsberg is the ideal location for your dream wedding in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Breath-taking views; manicured gardens; rolling lawns; scenic vineyard and dam vistas set the picture for your special day. We  have an historic vat cellar and a versatile function venue with an adjoining courtyard that allow you to design a spectacular event to remember. Your options at […]


Backsberg’s Pumphouse Shiraz rated ‘Pick of the Bunch’

Backsberg’s Pumphouse Shiraz 2008 was voted Pick of the Bunch in Wynland magazine’s ‘Watter Wyn’ article for January 2014. Read the full article here. The mature vineyards used for the Pumphouse Shiraz show intense varietal character including black cherry, pepper and spice. Whilst full bodied, the fruit is ripe and sweet and the tannins are […]


Wine of the Month – Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc in South Africa The Chenin Blanc grape variety originates from the Loire Valley in France. It was introduced to South African soil in the 17th century. Since then it has become the most widely-planted varietal in South Africa; there are approximately twice as many Chenin Blanc vines planted in South Africa, as there […]


Jam with Bed on Bricks at Backsberg Picnic Concert Series with opening band Stone Jets

Backsberg Estate Cellars invites you to enjoy top musicians at their annual Picnic Concert Series 2014. Relax to the chilled rock acoustic tunes from SA band, Bed on Bricks, famously known for opening the Bastille SA concert in January. Bring your friends and family and laze on the lawns. Enjoy a beef burger or Karoo […]