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Established in 1916, the philosophy of Backsberg remains that of providing pleasure and enjoyment to a broad range of wine lovers by producing wines not only with structure and finesse but also with a high level of ‘drinkability’. In 2006, the estate was certified as the first carbon-neutral winery in South Africa. It boasts 80 hectares under vine of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in soils which are largely decomposed granite, the wines incorporate rich lively fruit with a judicious amount of barrel aging in both French and American oak barrels. The Historic Vat Cellar is unique and worth a visit.

Dining: When dining at the Backsberg Restaurant, you will enjoy true hospitality in the beautiful gardens shaded by majestic trees. A mouth-watering experience awaits, with locally sourced seasonal produce served with award-winning wines in a relaxed atmosphere. The food is down to earth and delicious with a focus on tried-and-trusted recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Activities: Picnic (pre-booked), Sunday Lunch Buffet (pre-booked), A’La Carte Menu (Wednesday to Saturday), Cellar Tour (pre-booked), Wine Blending (Minimum of 10 guest required – pre-booked) Chocolate Pairing, Cheese Pairing, Kiddies Play Area.

WebsiteBacksberg

Depart From: Groot Drakenstein Terminal

Wine Tasting
Dining
Picnic
Light Meal
Jungle Gym

Timetables

PURPLE LINE Maximum Stops by Departure Time STOPS: 5STOPS: 5STOPS: 4STOPS: 4STOPS: 3       
DEPARTFranschhoek TerminalDEPART: Franschhoek Terminal09:3010:0510:4011:1511:50---- ---- ---- Last Drop-offLast Drop-offCollect OnlyCollect Only
STOP 1Allee BleueDEPART: Allee BleueBus09:5410:2911:0411:3912:1412:4913:2413:5914:3415:0915:4416:19
STOP 2Solms DeltaSTOP 1: Solms DeltaBus10:0010:3511:1011:4512:2012:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:25
STOP 3Boschendal (Cellar Door)STOP 2: Boschendal (Cellar Door)Bus10:1210:4711:2211:5712:3213:0713:4214:1714:5215:2716:0216:37
STOP 4Plaisir de Merle PlatformSTOP 3: Plaisir de Merle PlatformBus10:3111:0611:4112:1612:5113:2614:0114:3615:1115:4616:2116:56
STOP 5Vrede en Lust PlatformSTOP 4: Vrede en Lust PlatformBus10:3511:1011:4512:2012:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:00
STOP 6Noble HillSTOP 5: Noble HillTram10:4611:2111:5612:3113:0613:4114:1614:5115:2616:0116:3617:11
STOP 7BabylonstorenSTOP 6: BabylonstorenTram10:5411:2912:0412:3913:1413:4914:2414:5915:3416:0916:4417:19
STOP 8BacksbergSTOP 7: BacksbergBus------------12:4613:2113:5614:3115:0615:4116:1616:5117:26
ORANGE LINE Maximum Stops by Departure Time STOPS: 5STOPS: 5STOPS: 4STOPS: 4STOPS: 3       
DEPARTFranschhoek TerminalDEPART: Franschhoek TerminalBus09:3010:0510:4011:1511:50----------------Last Drop-offCollect OnlyCollect Only
STOP 1Noble HillSTOP 1: Noble HillBus10:1110:4611:2111:5612:3113:0613:4114:1614:5115:2616:0116:36
STOP 2BabylonstorenSTOP 2: BabylonstorenBus10:1910:5411:2912:0412:3913:1413:4914:2414:5915:3416:0916:44
STOP 3BacksbergSTOP 3: BacksbergBus10:2611:0111:3612:1112:4613:2113:5614:3115:0615:4116:1616:51
STOP 4Vrede en Lust PlatformSTOP 4: Vrede en Lust PlatformTram10:4311:1811:5312:2813:0313:3814:1314:4815:2315:5816:3317:08
STOP 5Plaisir de Merle PlatformSTOP 5: Plaisir de Merle PlatformTram10:4711:2211:5712:3213:0713:4214:1714:5215:2716:0216:3717:12
STOP 6Allee BleueSTOP 6: Allee BleueBus------------12:4913:2413:5914:3415:0915:4416:1916:5417:29
STOP 7Solms DeltaSTOP 7: Solms DeltaBus------------12:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35
STOP 8Boschendal (Cellar Door)STOP 8: Boschendal (Cellar Door)Bus------------13:0713:4214:1714:5215:2716:0216:3717:1217:47