Franschhoek Wine Valley

Backsberg Estate Cellars Sunday Picnic Concerts

The popular Picnic Concerts annually held on Backsberg Estate Cellars in Paarl will have an especially celebratory vibe this year as this pioneering wine estate celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. Founded in 1916 by CL Back, an immigrant from Lithuania, Backsberg Estate Cellars has been presided over by four generations of the Back family. Current CEO Simon Back and his team are planning a range of events during the year to mark this important milestone in the Estate’s history.

“Wine and hospitality have always been an integral part of the Backsberg tradition,” says Back, “and our Sunday picnic concerts have allowed Backsberg to bring these two elements together in what has now become a winelands institution. We have an exciting line-up of musicians this year who will no doubt help us and the winelands get into the spirit of an exciting year to come. You don’t always turn 100, so we plan to make 2016 a year to remember.”

The Backsberg Centenary Picnic Concert Series kicks-off on 14 February with a performance by The Plastics, with the seasons schedule as follows:

  • 21 Feb – Gerald Clark & the Deadmen
  • 28 Feb – Blues Broers
  • 6 March – Ryno Velvet Band
  • 13 March – Valiant Swart Band

Come and enjoy your Sunday afternoon by relaxing on the lawns with a glass of wine whilst listening to some great SA music. Tickets are R120 from www.webtickets.co.za and R150 at the gate.

Students pay R60 and there is no charge for children under the age of 12.

Delicious food and snack boxes will be available on the day. Snack boxes can be pre-ordered at restaurant@backsberg.co.za at a cost of R160 for two persons.

Gates to Backsberg Estate Cellars open at 15:00.


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Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za