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Backsberg Vineyards

18 May Trendy Trellising Techniques

The use of trellising systems has always been regarded as an integral component in viticulture, predominantly being used to assist with canopy management. Viticulturists need to ensure foliage growth takes place via photosynthesis but they also need to be able to limit shading which could potentially hinder grape ripening. Besides, the...

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Kosher Pairing blog

17 May Kosher Sally Williams Pairing

At Backsberg we have an extensive range of kosher wines available for purchase, from our stellar Kosher Brut MCC to our popular Kiddush Sweet Red. Therefore, we thought it was about time we created our very own kosher-friendly pairing to complement these unique wines. We joined forces with renowned Sally...

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Backsberg's cheese and wine pairing

22 Mar Say ‘cheese’!

For centuries, both culinary enthusiasts and sommeliers alike have been pairing beautifully rich cheeses with fine wine. Historically, it has often been noted that there is a distinct link that exists between the pairing of these items; namely, the geographical origins of the products tend to be similar. Additionally, the...

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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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