Backsberg Tag

31 Aug Superior Stellenbosch Palates See UCT Bite the Dust in Backsberg Vino Varsity

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...

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01 Aug Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB Race 2017

Voted the best cycle event for the past five years by the Pedal Power Association (PPA), the Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB brings both avid cyclists and newbies to the Paarl Valley for a day of family fun and some serious mountain-biking.  Each year Backsberg Estate Cellars plays host to this premium...

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01 Jun Graduate Business Schools Lift Thinking Caps at Backsberg Vino Varsity 2017

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....

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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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20 Feb Q & A with Nomadic Orchestra

This year Backsberg Estate Cellars has teamed up with Good Housekeeping SA to bring you four top-class musical acts at our annual Picnic Concert Series. We're kicking off the series with Nomadic Orchestra who will be performing live, this Sunday, February 26th, and to get all our faithful Backsbergers into the festive mood,...

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