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08 Mar Q&A with Winemaker, Alicia Rechner

Introducing our leading lady, Winemaker Alicia Rechner As we’ve seen all over the press and on the red carpet, 2018 has begun with women in the spotlight and here at Backsberg we’re celebrating a very special lady of our own, our winemaker, Alicia Rechner. Willing to share some insight into her...

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02 Feb Hop on the Red Bus to Backsberg

We are thrilled to announce that the world’s leading tour bus operator, City Sightseeing, will be stopping at Backsberg from 22 January 2018, as part of their Wine Country Day Tour.  We look forward to hosting the tourists of the red bus on our farm and better acquainting them with...

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My Backsberg Recipe

11 Dec #MyBacksbergRecipe Goes Viral

The maiden vintage of Backsberg’s Pinotage Rosé, recently earning a Double Gold medal at the 2017 Rosé Rocks Competition, is the ideal wine to enjoy with summer fare. To add even more excitement to the introduction of this wine to Backsberg’s portfolio, several esteemed food and wine bloggers accepted the...

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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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