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 […]

07.04.2014

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 […]

04.04.2014

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 […]

31.03.2014

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 […]

05.03.2014

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 […]

03.03.2014

Francois van Coke to perform at Backsberg Picnic Concert Series with supporting gig by Frank Freeman

  Backsberg invites you to enjoy Francois van Coke at the annual Picnic Concerts Series 2014. Join Backsberg on Sunday the 2nd of March for live acoustic tunes by South African rocker, Francois van Coke. Relax in a beautiful vineyard setting, bring your friends and family and laze on the lawns. Enjoy a beef burger […]

24.02.2014

Blues Broers play at Backsberg Picnic Concerts with Witzenbergies as opening gig

Backsberg invites you to enjoy the Blues Broers at the annual Picnic Concerts Series 2014 Join Backsberg on Sunday the 23rd of February for live acoustic tunes by South African legends, The Blues Broers. Relax in a beautiful vineyard setting, bring your friends and family and laze on the lawns. Enjoy a beef burger or […]

18.02.2014

Koos Kombuis is at Backsberg this weekend with opening act Andra

Backsberg invites you to enjoy Koos Kombuis at the annual Picnic Concerts Series 2014 Join Backsberg on Sunday the 16th of February for live acoustic tunes by South African legend, Koos Kombuis. Relax in a beautiful vineyard setting, bring your friends and family and laze on the lawns. Enjoy a beef burger or Karoo lamb […]

11.02.2014

Harvest 2014 at Backsberg

Harvest 2014 has kicked off at Backsberg and yesterday we picked our first Chardonnay that will be used for the MCC Sparkling Brut. The vineyard is situated on our Greendale farm down the road from Backsberg. All the Chardonnay grapes were whole-bunch pressed. The juice is looking good with near perfect analysis of 19.7 Balling, pH […]

23.01.2014

Nianell Valentine’s Day Concert at Backsberg

Enjoy a sunset Valentine’s Concert with Nianell. Spoil the special person in your life to a romantic sunset picnic concert in the beautiful winelands. Enjoy the angelic platinum-selling voice of Nianell as she serenades you and your partner with her well-known songs and romantic ballades. Surrounded by lush gardens, vineyards and mountains you can indulge […]

14.01.2014

Backsberg Picnic Concerts 2014

Join Backsberg on Sunday afternoons from 16 February to 16 March to enjoy great acoustic talent and relax in a beautiful vineyard setting. Bring your friends and family and laze on the lawns. Enjoy a beef burger or Karoo lamb wrap, sip on chilled Backsberg wines and listen to the melodic tunes of some of […]

02.01.2014

Spend Day of Goodwill at Backsberg

Spoil your loved ones and relax after all the Christmas festivities and enjoy a fantastic Day of Goodwill lunch at Backsberg. The serene Winelands is the best setting for an idyllic celebration. Let your children roam free in the green gardens while you sit back and be served a delicious spread of home-cooked favourites. Complete this feast with […]

17.12.2013

PPA Tread Lightly Twilight MTB Ride at Backsberg

Come and join PPA on lucky Friday 13 December for a fabulous, fun late-afternoon ride aimed at the whole family! The PPA Tread Lightly Twilight MTB Ride is the last funride for the year and three non-technical routes are on offer – roughly 20 km, 10 km and 4 km. The event takes place at Backsberg Estate Cellars […]

26.11.2013

RayBan presents OneSight Acoustics

Arno Carstens, aKing & Al Bairre to perform at Ray-Ban ‘OneSight, Acoustics’ day out On Saturday, 23rd November Ray-Ban is hosting ‘OneSight Acoustics’ at Backsberg Wine Estate near Paarl. Kicking off at 2pm the family-friendly event will raise funds for international organisation OneSight and will feature award-winning South African singer-songwriter Arno Carstens, an acoustic set […]

20.11.2013

Backsberg’s Perfect Brew

For a memorable cup of the perfect coffee, why don’t you make a visit to Backsberg. Their restaurant serves a fine brew and this is thanks to the baristas who use the highest quality beans. The beans are freshly roasted and delivered to Backsberg every week, ensuring maximum freshness and flavour. A specially-selected blend was […]

13.11.2013

Tread Lightly wins BWI Best Value White Wine at the Nedbank Green Wine Awards

Backsberg’s eco-friendly wine wins best in category at the Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2013. During a great summer luncheon hosted by the Nedbank Green Wine Awards, Backsberg was delighted to take home the prize for the BWI Best Value White Wine award for its Tread Lightly Chenin Blanc 2012. This wine expresses wonderful aromas of […]

06.11.2013

Vote for Backsberg

VOTE FOR US – We are a Tread Gently nominee.   Located at the foot of Stellenbosch’s Simonsberg Mountain, Backsberg is one of the world’s Top 100 Wineries, as rated by New York’s Wine & Spirits Magazine. The wine farm is only one of three globally with carbon-neutral status and the only one in South […]

29.10.2013

Get festive at Backsberg

Spoil your loved ones with a fantastic Christmas Day lunch at Backsberg. The serene Winelands is the ideal setting for a relaxed Christmas celebration. Let your children roam free in the green gardens while you sit back and be served all the fine and delicious flavours of Christmas. Complete this feast with live background music […]

22.10.2013

Backsberg Summer Menu

The farm is blooming lush and abundant with green trees and flowering gardens. The vineyards look like a picture on a postcard with rolling hills of vines and dramatic mountain views. Summer has definitely arrived and it is in the air at Backsberg! To celebrate this wonderful season the Backsberg Restaurant has launched its mouth-watering Summer […]

16.10.2013

Picturesque farm picnic at Backsberg

Spread out a blanket on the lush lawns or take a seat under sweeping willow trees and tuck into a picnic fit for royalty. Add a bottle of Backsberg wine and you have an idyllic summer afternoon made. There is a playground for children and plenty of open area to enjoy the landscaped gardens, birds and spectacular […]

08.10.2013