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For the first time in Cape Wine history, ten producers spanning Stellenbosch and Paarl will gather around the striking mountain that unites them, to provide visitors with a 360 degree tasting experience of the majestic Simonsberg, where wine has been grown since the 17th century. It has taken months of planning...

The much-anticipated Backsberg Dis-Chem Rotary MTB will be heading your way on Sunday, 19 August 2018. Once again hosted at the Backsberg estate, this annual race aims to provide a scenic route to enthusiastic cyclists in one of the most picturesque parts of South Africa. It also happens to feature...

Searching for the perfect winter activity? Then look no further than Backsberg Estate Cellars. Situated in the estate’s atmospheric Historic Vat Cellar, Brandy & Blues at Backsberg is an experience unlike any other. Guests can expect to enjoy live entertainment by some of South Africa’s most formidable blues artists, a glass...

Join Karen Dudley and Backsberg Estate Cellars at 'The Kitchen', 111 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock (the very same spot where Michelle Obama dined on her visit to the Cape), on Wednesday, 16 May as they guide you through an evening of fabulous food and fine wine. Be among a lucky...

Introducing our leading lady, Winemaker Alicia Rechner As we’ve seen all over the press and on the red carpet, 2018 has begun with women in the spotlight and here at Backsberg we’re celebrating a very special lady of our own, our winemaker, Alicia Rechner. Willing to share some insight into her...

  Dear Backsbergers, It’s the most wonderful - and challenging - time of the year for a wine producer. While harvest began unusually early the past two years, this year’s vintage is right on schedule. On the 15th of January our team rose early to gather the first Chardonnay grapes, destined for...

We are thrilled to announce that the world’s leading tour bus operator, City Sightseeing, will be stopping at Backsberg from 22 January 2018, as part of their Wine Country Day Tour.  We look forward to hosting the tourists of the red bus on our farm and better acquainting them with...

The maiden vintage of Backsberg’s Pinotage Rosé, recently earning a Double Gold medal at the 2017 Rosé Rocks Competition, is the ideal wine to enjoy with summer fare. To add even more excitement to the introduction of this wine to Backsberg’s portfolio, several esteemed food and wine bloggers accepted the...