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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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Picnic Concerts Blog

15 Jan Backsberg Estate Cellars Kicks-off Centenary Year with Lively Set of Sunday Picnic Concerts

The popular Picnic Concerts annually held on Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl will have an especially celebratory vibe this year as this pioneering wine estate celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1916 by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, Backsberg Estate Cellars has been presided over by four...

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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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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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