It was a gorgeous day along the Simonsberg Mountain last Saturday, as 750 ladies lined up at the start for the Tread Lightly MTB Ride. To see some photos from the event view the album on PPA’s Facebook Page. Thanks to PPA for this great event!
With the wonderful winter months approaching, Backsberg’s Restaurant offers a mouth-watering new menu that embraces the goodness and comfort of a great home-cooked meal in a beautiful, relaxed setting. We have a varied à la carte menu, served from Monday to Saturday, that features traditional South African home-style meals and slow-cooked favourites, all made with fresh [...]
Michael Back becomes Paul Harris Fellow During a formal dinner hosted by the Paarl Rotary Club, Michael Back, was named a Paul Harris Fellow. The Paul Harris Fellow is awarded in recognition of an individual who has made a substantial and tangible contribution towards the betterment of the community or the country. The honour is [...]
We were pleased that Koos Kombuis performed a sell-out show at Backsberg last Sunday. With his true-to-life lyrics, soulful vocals and great musical talent, Koos delivered a show that will surely be remembered for a long time. With this, the Picnic Concert Series has come to an end for this year, but we will bring [...]
The energy was amazing at Backsberg this past Sunday as The Black Cat Bones took to the stage and strung some soulful rythmic sounds. The acoustic set was sublime with slow heart-felt Blues and at other times an edgier rock vibe. Check out some photos on our Facebook page.
Be sure to check out the Black Cats Bones play live at Backsberg this Sunday! For more concert info visit our Events page.
Last Sunday, the crowd at Backsberg was moving and swaying to the rythmic sounds of Robin Auld’s vibrant music. With soulful harmonica tunes and African Blues guitar stylings his performance had the crowd relaxing and enjoying life, while sipping chilled Backsberg wines. Check out the Concert Album here. Thanks to Sean Furlong for the great pics. Keep checking [...]
The Blues Broers had audiences enthralled with their incredible show. Melancholic Blues-inspired vocals combined with instrumental genuis had guests wanting more. The Blues Broers delivered a performance to remember. To see more great photos from the Blues Broers concert, you can visit the Concert Page on Facebook. Thanks to Sean Furlong for the great [...]
Last Sunday an excited crowd chilled on the green lawns at Backsberg, drank wine and enjoyed Francois Van Coke playing his most recognised songs alongside guitarist, Jedd Kossew. Read the review here and see the photos by Sean Furlong below. If you missed this concert, you can catch the rest of our line-up over the next [...]
The University of Cape Town is taking big strides towards implementing a culture of sustainability, energy saving and environmental consciousness amongst its students and staff. The Green Campus Initiative or the GCI is made up of passionate students and staff, who volunteer their time, come up with ideas and implement projects to create a sustainable [...]
The sun shone in everyone’s favour on Saturday morning at the farm where Wine Club members and friends alike joined in at greening the farm by planting Cottonwood trees in the gardens and relaxing at the restaurant for a late breakfast afterwards. Wine Club members chose their own tree planting locations which were scattered amongst [...]
Maties are the Backsberg Vino Varsity 2012 Champion. Their tasting skills proved too sharp for Ikeys and Tuks. Ikeys came in second, with Tuks just off the pace in third.
Simon Back, Backsberg Marketing Manager, says the Backsberg Vino Varsity Challenge continues to grow, and is capturing the imagination of university wine societies. ‘In previous years we have had Wits, and Rhodes participate. It was brilliant to have Pretoria here this year. We plan to reach out to more universities in the future,’ he said. ‘The vision is to take the competition to a national level.’
Drinking wine is a luxury. Whether you buy a twenty buck bottle, or one for five hundred, they both have something in common: you do not need them. Every time you pour a glass of wine it signals how lucky you are; that your house has not been flooded by a tsunami, or destroyed by [...]
I got back to the office one morning a few weeks ago with a message to call CNN back. Not being in the habit of receiving phone messages from CNN, I returned the call immediately. Brilliant news: they wanted to do a feature on Backsberg!
Backsberg launches its new wine brand Tread Lightly by Backsberg in a PET soft bottle
The Pumphouse Shiraz 2007 took home a gold medal at the recent Concours Mondial de Bruxelle held in Palemero, Italy
Backsberg wins Sustainability Award at the inaugural Drinks Business Green Awards
Backsberg wines were flowing at the opening of the Cape Town Stadium, in preparation for the Soccer World Cup later this year.
Recently, I was invited to present Backsberg’s environmental initiatives as part of an event with the co-producer of the film, The 11th Hour. Here’s my presentation…