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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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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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17 Feb Backsberg Picnic Concert Series 2015

Enjoy great South African musicians play live at the Backsberg Picnic Concert Series Join Backsberg on Sunday afternoons from 15 February to 15 March to enjoy some amazing local bands with the breath-taking farm scenery as the back-drop. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the natural surrounds, laze on the...

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14 Oct Massmart recognises Backsberg for their commitment to environmental sustainability

Backsberg was honoured to attend an event in Rosebank, Johannesburg, hosted by Massmart, to acknowledge local suppliers for their ongoing commitment, exceptional performance and implementation of environmentally-sustainable business operations. Using 35 environmental indicators Massmart successfully assessed and surveyed 494 suppliers in the last five years. Areas that Massmart profiled were: packaging...

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01 Oct ‘Klink’ to Backsberg

Vote for Backsberg in this year's Klink Wine Tourism Awards. Backsberg has been nominated for an award in theTread Gently category. Environmental sustainability has become a major focus at Backsberg since 2006. Considered to be one of the leaders in the field, Backsberg was the first winery in South Africa and...

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25 Sep Backsberg is the sole wine sponsor at Joburg’s Joy of Jazz Festival

It’s the countdown to South African’s most exclusive jazz event as international musicians and celebrities arrive in Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014. Backsberg Estate Cellars is proud to be the official sponsor of fine wine to Joburg’s premier jazz event. Fourth-generation Backsberg proprietor, Simon Back, notes: “We...

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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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02 Jan Backsberg Picnic Concerts 2014

Join Backsberg on Sunday afternoons from 16 February to 16 March to enjoy great acoustic talent and relax in a beautiful vineyard setting. Bring your friends and family and laze on the lawns. Enjoy a beef burger or Karoo lamb wrap, sip on chilled Backsberg wines and listen to the...

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