No holy cows for Backsberg
I like Michael Back from Backsberg Estate.
Really, you can’t help but respond to someone who looks a little like the nutty professor and spouts irreverent yet totally honest and unconventional thoughts on just what he has done on the Backsberg estate to make it the only carbon neutral wine estate in the country, and the third in the world.
When Simon Back first called to invite us out to Backsberg estate, along with a number of other journalists and bloggers (we travelled out there with Pia from Mother City Living), I turned to their website to find out more about them. There had been subtle ‘rumours’ about Backsberg, the gist of which I hadn’t been able to pin down, so I was looking foward to getting the ‘inside story’.
My initial reaction to the news of the estate’s ‘carbon neutrality’ (there wasn’t too much about it on the website) was – okay, so they’ve offset their carbon emissions by …planting a lot of trees.
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