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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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Backsberg Merlot

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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Tread Lightly by Backsberg Rose

18 Feb Wine of the Month – Rosé

The gorgeously hot summer months are perfect for spending balmy sunsets with special friends, sipping on an icy-chilled, fruity Rosé. This month is the ideal occasion to pair this delicate, yet versatile, wine with a chicken salad, Mediterranean tapas, a gourmet braai, seared salmon with blanched vegetables or even a...

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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

29 May 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,...

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Backsberg Merlot

22 May 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,...

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