Wines

The philosophy of Backsberg remains that of providing pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure and finesse, but also with a high level of ‘drinkability’; we are aiming for seamless wines.

Family Reserve Range
Family Reserve White Blend
Family Reserve Red Blend

Only produced in exceptional vintages from the very best vineyard blocks, no effort is spared to create these fine wines of true personality and distinction. The Family Reserve wines reflect the very best Backsberg has to offer.

Black Label Range
Sparkling MCC Brut
John Martin Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Hillside Viognier
Pumphouse Shiraz
Klein Babylonstoren

The grapes used for this range of wines have been selected from top performing vineyards and produce individual, exciting wines. Underscoring this notion of individuality, the wines are named after a particular place or person integral to the farm’s history. While offering much enjoyment on release, the whites will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and the reds will benefit from 8-10 years of maturation.

Premium Range
Chenin Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay
Rosé
Dry Red
Pinotage
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Special Late Harvest

The Premium Range is our single varietal range. The objective with this range is to produce wines that express varietal character together with a sense of place, in an elegant and harmonious style. These wines are to be enjoyed on release.

Kosher Range
Sparkling MCC Brut
Chardonnay
Pinotage
Merlot
Kiddush

Our Kosher wines are made under the auspices of the Cape Town Beth Din and the OU of the United States. The wines are Mevushal and Kosher for Passover.

Tread Lightly by Backsberg (bottled in 1L PET)
Chenin Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc
Merlot

Backsberg was the first winery in South Africa to bottle certified wine in PET. This wine range personifies our care and respect for the environment. Read about the launch of the Tread Lightly brand here.

Fortified & Sweet Wines
Pinneau
Cape Ruby (Port-style)

Brandy
Sydney Back NV
Sydney Back 10yr
Sydney Back First Distillation 20yr

Another unique feature of Backsberg is our brandy production. With characteristic determination, the late Sydney Back set out fo find the best methods to produce fine brandy equivalent to the great Congnacs of France, but with its own distinctive character. His perseverance and and skill were recognised at the International Wine and Spirit competition in London, where his first brandy release won the Domecq Trophy for the Best Brandy in the World.

Notes:
-The above wines link to the current vintage of each respective wine.
-To view tasting notes for older vintages of the above wines please click here