Wine

Searching for the perfect winter activity? Then look no further than Backsberg Estate Cellars. Situated in the estate’s atmospheric Historic Vat Cellar, Brandy & Blues at Backsberg is an experience unlike any other. Guests can expect to enjoy live entertainment by some of South Africa’s most formidable blues artists, a glass...

Join Karen Dudley and Backsberg Estate Cellars at 'The Kitchen', 111 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock (the very same spot where Michelle Obama dined on her visit to the Cape), on Wednesday, 16 May as they guide you through an evening of fabulous food and fine wine. Be among a lucky...

  Dear Backsbergers, It’s the most wonderful - and challenging - time of the year for a wine producer. While harvest began unusually early the past two years, this year’s vintage is right on schedule. On the 15th of January our team rose early to gather the first Chardonnay grapes, destined for...

We are thrilled to announce that the world’s leading tour bus operator, City Sightseeing, will be stopping at Backsberg from 22 January 2018, as part of their Wine Country Day Tour.  We look forward to hosting the tourists of the red bus on our farm and better acquainting them with...

The maiden vintage of Backsberg’s Pinotage Rosé, recently earning a Double Gold medal at the 2017 Rosé Rocks Competition, is the ideal wine to enjoy with summer fare. To add even more excitement to the introduction of this wine to Backsberg’s portfolio, several esteemed food and wine bloggers accepted the...

The ninth Backsberg Vino Varsity inter-university wine challenge saw Stellenbosch take the laurels due to their near-perfect execution of the basics. Superior wine knowledge and breath-taking tasting skills had the Stellenbosch Wine Culture Society beat the UCT Wine Society into second place, while University of Pretoria struggled to keep up...

In celebration of Women’s Day on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, all female patrons will be offered a complimentary wine tasting from our fabulous Tasting Room. Ladies may choose between five unique wines from our extensive selection. That's not all.  There will also be some incredible promotional offers available to patrons visiting...

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,...

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....