Wednesday, January 6th @ 7pm | A Night in South Africa w/ Backsberg Winery & Winemaker Simon Back

Wednesday, January 6th @ 7pm | A Night in South Africa w/ Backsberg Winery & Winemaker Simon Back
Wednesday, January 6th @ 7pm | A Night in South Africa w/ Backsberg Winery & Winemaker Simon Back
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This Online Tasting is on Wednesday, January 6th at 7pm 💻 🍷____________________________________________________________________________

Join us for FREE as Ian Blackburn hosts a a night in South Africa w/ Backsberg Winery & winemaker Simon Back - we'll be diving into THREE bottles!

Learn how the wine was made, get behind the scenes information on the grape(s), the brand(s), history, ideas, and influences.


Join us for FREE as we get to know a little more about South Africa and help bang the drum in support of the South African Wine industry which is currently entirely reliant on exports! South Africa is one of the great regions of the wine world, and we'll be deep diving into some Backsberg Winery bottles with host Ian Blackburn and special guest 4th generation winemaker Simon Back. Learn the regional history, how the wine was made, get acquainted with the producers, and get behind the scenes information, ideas and influences 🍷

The Backs of the (Simons)berg - Paarl, RSA

Father and son team Michael and Simon Back operate one of the oldest and most reputed wineries in the Simonsberg area. While the estate's history dates back to 1916 when it became the first winery in South Africa to open a public tasting room, Backsberg has recently become internationally acclaimed for its efforts to make environmentally sustainable wines.

Backsberg is South Africa's first carbon neutral winery and is engaged in a number of projects to reduce its environmental impact. The Tread Lightly range of wines uses innovative PET packaging to reduce packaging weight.

Backsberg's winemaking philosophy is rooted in "the simple pleasures:" drinkable and personable wines for any occasion.

The Back family business was founded by Charles Louis Back – who came to South Africa as a penniless, illiterate, Jewish refugee from Lithuania – in 1902. Sydney Back, his son, took over in 1942 and Michael Back, the grandson, joined the fold in 1976. Simon Back, now the fourth generation, is the current CEO of Backsberg and it is the hope that his son, Eli Back, will continue the legacy in future. 

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    ZOOM INTO WINE™ ONLINE TASTING EXPERIENCE: 

    • 7 PM Prompt Start - ZOOM website unique access directions will be delivered via email after you sign up.
    • Anticipated Duration: approximately 60 minutes 

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    • We reserve the right to adjust wines without advance notice
    • Must be an Adult 21-yrs of age and older to purchase 
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