WINES MADE WITH LOVE
& RESPECT FOR THE LAND

To tread lightly is to step with care; to mindfully leave no trace. It means acting with gentle intention, while existing harmoniously within a greater ecosystem. Read more about our sustainable objectives here.

Producing wine sustainably is not a chore – it is simply what we do and what we love.

The newly refreshed Tread Lightly brand is the embodiment of parent farm Backsberg’s sustainable approach. Central to Backsberg is a sincerely generous attitude to the world and a wealth of stories and anecdotes that are human and distinctly heartwarming, which translates into seamlessly excellent wine.

The Tread Lightly range celebrates the lighthearted side of Backsberg’s sustainable initiatives, paying special tribute to the key women who are responsible for growing and crafting these delicate, aromatic wines.

TREAD LIGHTLY THE RANGE

Take your pick: Tread Lightly Chenin Blanc, Tread Lightly Rosé or Tread Lightly Pinotage.
A delectable and sustainable choice in all three instances …

MORE ABOUT TREAD LIGHTLY

IN PET

In 2010 Backsberg launched the range Tread Lightly by Backsberg. At the time, this was the first certified wine bottled in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), in South Africa. There was a general positive reaction to the product over the years but the range never really reached its full potential in the South African context.

TREAD LIGHTLY RE-ENVISIONED - PACKAGING

Bottled in lightweight glass weighing only 455g per bottle, and labelled with Tree Free paper produced from 5% hemp and linen and 95% recycled sugar cane waste, Tread Lightly’s packaging is as light on the environment as the wines are on the palate. Future additions include sourcing fully recycled tin capsules and possibly even utilising vegan inks.

With its retail-friendly label, this range has strong shelf appeal supported by environmental credentials.

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