Backsberg Wine Estate, a centenary of Backsberg Wine

Produces red, white, rose, and sparkling wines, as well as brandy, on the slopes of the Simonsberg.

About Backsberg Wine Estate

The philosophy of Backsberg Wine Estate remains that of providing pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines, not only with structure and finesse, but with a high level of drink-ability. 

Simply put, if you find our wines easy to drink and, above all, enjoyable, then we have been successful. As an Estate, we are able to initiate and follow this whole process, from the growing of the young vine until the bottling of our finished product.

Tasting Room

The Tasting Experience at Backsberg Estate Cellars
Join us at Backsberg for any of the following activities.

Informal Wine Tasting
Sample any five wines, while enjoying the welcoming atmosphere of the Tasting Room. Our Tasting Room Manager will enlighten you about the wines and guide you on your Wine Tasting journey and      purchase.
R15 per person
(this Tasting is free of charge if you purchase wine or enjoy lunch at our Restaurant during your visit)

Formal Wine Tasting
Enjoy a formal sit-down Wine Tasting with the Sommelier and Tasting Room Manager in the historic vat barrel cellar or in the gardens on a warm day. Listen to the story of Backsberg, the background of the wines and their characteristics, whilst tasting through each wine as a discerning wine taster, using sight, smell and taste. Booking 3 days in advance is required.
R50 per person

Blending Experience
Participate in an informative Wine Tasting as well as an interactive and hands-on blending activity.       Understand single varietals and how they can be used to form a component in a wine blend, adding       either structure, fruit, finesse or body to create a well-balanced wine. This is a great social or corporate group outing where teams compete to create the best blend. Booking 3 days in advance is required.
R185 per person

Backsberg Restaurant

Our restaurant set in the garden under the trees is a favourite.

An à la carte menu, served from Monday to Saturday, closed on Tuesdays.

Lamb on the spit buffet on Sundays.

Traditional South African home-style meals and our tried-and-trusted recipes.

Backsberg Estate Cellars wine on offer.

Children welcome. There are lawns to play on and places to explore.

For a good vegetarian spread, please call ahead.

Sundays book for our Lamb Spit, roast potatoes & salad buffet.

A daily a la carte menu is available which makes use of fresh, locally-sourced produce.


Tasting Room: Monday – Friday: 08h30 – 17h00 Saturday: 09h30 – 16h30 Sunday: 10h30 – 16h30 Restaurant: Daily: 09h30 – 15h30
Paarl WC ZA
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