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 […]

28.08.2014

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 […]

19.08.2014

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 […]

01.08.2014

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 […]

17.07.2014

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 […]

03.07.2014

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 […]

10.06.2014

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 […]

03.06.2014

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 […]

29.05.2014

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 […]

22.05.2014

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 […]

04.05.2014

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

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