12 Oct Backsberg Receives 8 Veritas Awards

  The Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine competition in South Africa and is synonymous with excellence in wine. The organisers, the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA), represents the full spectrum of the industry. This year, Backsberg Estate walked away with no less than eight awards at this...

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11 Sep Backsberg Nominated for Tread Gently Klink Award

Now in its fourth year, the Klink Awards recognises the very best in wine tourism innovation by inviting its harshest critics, the public, to vote for the winners of this years’ 17 categories. We're pleased to announce that we've been nominated for the Tread Gently Award which recognises the Most Green Wine...

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Teams and Judges from Vino Varsity 2015

19 Aug Maties regain the Vino Varsity Challenge

On Friday the 14th of August 2015, the 7th annual Vino Varsity Challenge took place at Backsberg Estate Cellars and was nothing less than an absolute success. Clear, sunny skies prevailed when all of a sudden there was a thunder-like eruption:  looking outside we saw the teams and their supporters arriving....

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Backsberg Shiraz or Syrah

15 Jul #WineWednesday Syrah and Shiraz

#WineWednesday Syrah and Shiraz Syrah is a noble grape variety which produces wine with robust spiciness, deep colour and dense, smoky, fruit characteristics. In the Northern Rhône Valley, in southeastern France, two grape varieties, namely Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche, were crossed, to produce Syrah. South Africans know this variety as Shiraz and the temperate climate,...

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Rugby Day at Backsberg

06 Jul Rugby Day at Backsberg

Enjoy a Rugby Day at Backsberg. The Durbanville Children's Home is proudly celebrating their 132th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone they are hosting their annual Rugby Day at Backsberg Estate on the 18th of July. There will be a live broadcast of the Rugby match between the Springboks and...

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Backsberg Power Cut Pack

02 Jul Backsberg Power Cut Wine Packs

Backsberg's Power Cut Wine Packs will keep you warm and out of the dark this winter. We've put together two offers, perfect for sharing with friends or for your next date night. Power Cut Pack To see you through the long winter nights 1 x Sauvignon Blanc 1 x Merlot 1 x 3-tea light candle holder - made...

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Shiraz Pumphouse Backsberg

01 Jul Pumphouse Shiraz for #WineWednesday

Pumphouse Shiraz is our feature wine for this month's #WineWednesdays. Backsberg’s Pumphouse Shiraz is part of the top-tiered wine range, the Black Label range. The wine won a Silver medal at the International Wine & Spirits Challenge UK 2012, a Winemakers Choice Award 2012, a Gold medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010...

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18 Jun Meet Hilton our carpenter

All wine barrels at Backsberg are, after a life lived in the cellar storing wine, converted by our carpenter Hilton Arendse into beautiful pieces of furniture. From candleholders to wine racks to chairs and homeware items, the wood is given new life and purpose – and available for purchase in our...

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05 Jun Backsberg supports Encounters Film Festival

Encounters is Africa's premier documentary festival, running from 4 to 14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The festival calls for established and up-and-coming filmmakers to submit work, screened at The Labia and Ster-Kinekor Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and The Bioscope and Ster-Kinekor Rosebank in...

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Sydney Back Brandy

05 Jun Spoil dad to lunch at Backsberg and enjoy a complimentary brandy tasting

DADS RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY SYDNEY BACK BRANDY TASTING. To make a reservation, phone +27 (0) 21 875 5952 or email Cost R225 per person. MENU MAIN COURSE Lamb on the spit Roast chicken Roasted potatoes Savoury rice Vegetable bake Greek salad Paw paw & avo salad Beetroot and onion salad Marinated mushrooms Brussel sprout & sweet corn salad DESSERT Traditional malva pudding Vanilla custard Bread & butter...

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01 Jun Backsberg Launches its 2015 Winter Menu

Over its four generations, Backsberg has cultivated a belief of wholesome and sustainable farming, never wavering on high quality and consistency. This carries from the vineyard and cellar into our restaurant. All ingredients are fresh, preparation uncomplicated and the quality superb. From 1 June 2015, the restaurant offers its heartwarming...

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