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In celebration of this year's harvest at Backsberg, we thought it would be wonderful to share the magic on the farm by delivering a mini harvest parcel to fifteen Cape wine enthusiasts…  Wanting to keep our harvest parcels as organic and as close to nature as possible, our team went in...

WE ARE OPEN Dear Backsbergers, Our tasting room and restaurant remain open. The safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority, and as such we are assessing the situation on a daily basis. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest updates. The following measures have been...

We’re entering a new decade and what better way to kick off the roaring twenties than with a superb 2020 band lineup for Backsberg's annual picnic concerts. Returning once again by popular demand, the concerts will take place each Sunday from 16 February to 15 March. Since inception in 2008, the...

Rosé all day every day! #Wine101: At Backsberg we don't shy away from a good rosé; in fact, we have three in our portfolio. From a dry Provençal Pinotage rosé to a slightly sweeter Grenache, Mourvedre and Sangiovese blend, we love them all. But what gives rosé that beautiful hue we know...

Is there anything better than a decadent homemade mince pie over the festive season? Yes, an Olympia Bakery mince pie paired with a glass of Backsberg's sumptuous dessert-style Pinneau of course. Yesterday, Backsberg paired up with one of our absolute favourite Cape Town bakeries for a very special event. 20 individuals...

Cape gooseberry and lime on the nose? Let's chat wine aromas. You'll often hear 'those in the know' spurting some rather outlandish and fanciful wine descriptors when sniffing and swirling on their favourite vinos but where do these descriptors actually come from? Yes, taste is important when reviewing a wine but it's...

The holidays are nearly here. As such, we thought we'd entice you with a little Sauvignon Blanc seafood pairing recipe for those long, carefree summer days to come. Download the recipe PDF here. This recipe was created, styled and photographed by Nita West. Don’t forget your perfect pairing partner: a glass or two of Backsberg’s...

It's summertime, which means Backsberg's Chenin Blanc is at the top of our list of cool refreshments. We've partnered with Cape Town foodie, Nita West, to create a recipe that brings all those flavours we know and love to the fore! We hope you enjoy this one as much as...

Backsberg Estate Cellars is seeking to appoint a Wine Export Sales Manager. The applicant must have a minimum of 3 years of sales experience in wine exports. A relevant tertiary qualification is also a requirement. In addition, the candidate should: - Be determined and resilient;  - Be commercially and numerically strong; - Have a solid...

To celebrate International Merlot Day, Backsberg has partnered with Cape Town food blogger Nita West to create a recipe that complements our Backsberg Premium Merlot. What better pairing than a truly homemade pizza topped with caramelised onions and rich goats' cheese? In case you were wondering - nothing. So here's...

Join us at Backsberg this Christmas as we relish in festive cheer and tranquility while sipping on world-class wines in a truly memorable Winelands setting. Say no to the stress of planning and cooking an entire Christmas lunch and rather say yes to quality moments with your loved ones -...

Spring has sprung and here at Backsberg we are delighted to feel the warmth in the air. This time of year our majestic gardens spring to life, creating the ideal setting for a picnic under the oak trees. To encourage you to enjoy your own gardens as much as we enjoy ours,...

Is there any better way to celebrate National Heritage Day than spending it at one of South Africa’s finest wine farms? On the 24th of September, honour our national treasures by wining and dining with Backsberg’s South African inspired lunch menu and pairing platter. Guests will be welcomed with a glass...