Backsberg Estate Cellars


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Simondium Road, Paarl

Backsberg is a Paarl wine farm with a sustainable ethos and an environmentally friendly focus. In 2006, Backsberg became the first certified carbon neutral winery in South Africa.

The Backsberg team has committed to the following environmental practices:

  • Producing carbon-neutral wines
  • Becoming WWF Conservation Champions
  • Bottling wine in lightweight bottles
  • Tree planting
  • Developing an Environmental Management Plan
  • Biochar experimentation
  • 10% of land set aside for the conservation of endangered fynbos

The farm also strives to adhere to ethical and socially responsible employment practices.


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