Day to Day


07 Feb Letter from the CEO

Dear Backsbergers, February marks the heart of harvest for us. We are finishing off bringing in the whites, and we will be harvesting the majority of our red grapes during this month. The harvest marks the beginning of the year for me, the beginning of a cycle. A cycle is characterised by...

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09 Nov Tasting Room Manager Needed

We are looking for a dynamic Tasting Room Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the tasting room and guest experience at Backsberg Estate Cellars. Requirements: Passion for and knowledge of fine wine, and willingness to learn more Excellent hospitality, sales, organisational, and customer service skills Excellent written and oral...

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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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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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Tread Lightly Chenin Blanc

14 Oct 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...

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