21 Jun Kosher 101

Backsberg produces a Premium Range, a Black Label Range, an eco-friendly range, Tread Lightly by Backsberg, and a range of fortified wines but what few people know is that we are also a producer of some noteworthy kosher wines. According to Rabbi Tzvi Rosen, editor of the quarterly journal Kashrus Kurrents,...

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01 Jun Graduate Business Schools Lift Thinking Caps at Backsberg Vino Varsity 2017

Attending this year’s Backsberg Postgraduate Vino Varsity Challenge between the MBA students from UCT and Stellenbosch could have one thinking of the 1980s pop music band China Crisis. Both teams were tasked with solving the South African wine industry’s challenge of getting shelf-space, throat-approval and face-time in premium wine markets....

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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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06 Feb A Vision for the future

Backsberg is first-and-foremost a wine producer but it also creates some brilliant brandies. Throughout his career on Backsberg, the late Sydney Back had the vision to produce an estate brandy. But it was only when South Africa’s liquor laws were amended to permit the making of brandy on wine estates...

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06 Feb New Vintage Release

Our Premium Range Merlot 2015 has just been released! The grapes underwent a long skin fermentation with lots of aeration, followed by a lengthy maturation of 12 – 18 months in French oak. This wine’s aging potential is 10 years and it has a mid-palate of sweet raspberry and red...

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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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