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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...

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...

#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,...

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...

Encounters is Africa's premier documentary festival, running from 4 to 14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The festival calls for established and up-and-coming filmmakers to submit work, screened at The Labia and Ster-Kinekor Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, and The Bioscope and Ster-Kinekor Rosebank in...

DADS RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY SYDNEY BACK BRANDY TASTING. To make a reservation, phone +27 (0) 21 875 5952 or email restaurant@backsberg.co.za. Cost R225 per person. MENU MAIN COURSE Lamb on the spit Roast chicken Roasted potatoes Savoury rice Vegetable bake Greek salad Paw paw & avo salad Beetroot and onion salad Marinated mushrooms Brussel sprout & sweet corn salad DESSERT Traditional malva pudding Vanilla custard Bread & butter...

Michael Back of Backsberg receives 2015 global Lifetime Achievement Award Backsberg wins Sustainability Award Cape Town, 22 April 2015:  Announced in London last night, Michael Back of Backsberg Estate Cellars, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the environment, sustainability, ethical practices and education.  Underlining its impeccable green credentials...