Wine Farm of the Month

Backsberg’s wine making style is very much based on the kiss principle. i.e. “keep it simple stupid”.

In other words, if we have not got it right in the vineyards we are not going to get it right in the cellar.

Winemaking is done with as little intervention as possible, but with Alicia holding the reigns of all the components of the cellar together with the sole aim of directing winemaking to produce wines with a high level of drinkability.

Wines which are seamless, i.e. wines where all the components of flavour are in harmony: fruit sweetness, tannin, acid and where the wines have been wood matured, barrel characteristics.

She has trained her staff well, and all quietly go about the business of winemaking in a diligent planned and organised manner.

Restaurant

A list of wine farms in the Western Cape, South Africa, that offers dining experiences at their very own restaurant.

Newest Additions

Nooitgedacht Estate has specialised in exquisite, hand-crafted weddings for over 25 years. Fritz and Venita Wirth started hosting magnificent,…
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Cape Rock Wines is situated between the towns of Vredendal and Klawer, 300km north from Cape Town and 30 km inland from Doringbaai on the West Coast…
Private, romantic, self-catering cottages nestled at the foot of the majestic Langeberg mountains near Robertson. Less then 2 hours from Cape Town…
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Upcoming Events

To market, to market, to buy a fat pig - Die Hermanuspietersfontein Markie Real people. Real food. Real crockery. Real cutlery. Real stemware. This…
The magic of Christmas will be upon diners on the 23rd of July 2017 at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Executive chef Annie Badenhorst will be…
Entrance Fee:
R 600.00
Come sniff, swirl, sip and slurp in the tasting room!  Soup and a glass of wine for lunch? Why not! At only R60 you can select one of two daily…
Entrance Fee:
R 60.00
Blaauwklippen was founded in 1682 by Gerrit Jansz Visser, but it wasn’t until 1688 that the first vineyards were planted in the fertile soil of the…
Entrance Fee:
R 384.00
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig - Die Hermanuspietersfontein Markie Real people. Real food. Real crockery. Real cutlery. Real stemware. This…