At Avondale, we make extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature

Our ethos, Terra Est Vita meaning ‘Soil is Life’ encapsulates our view of Avondale Estate as a dynamic living system where soil, water and energy; plants, animals and people;even our buildings, are part of a complex web of relationships and networks, interconnected and interdependent.

Premium Quality Wines – Our commitment to promoting life does not only lead to Mother Nature’s approval of our healthy, balanced vineyard ecosystem; it also ensures the premium quality of Avondale’s unique, naturally-made, slow wines. The vigour of our well-tended vines leads to excellent grapes bursting with fresh flavours that are evident in our individually-styled, classic wines, so full of life and character.

Certified Organic – Avondale is certified organic and we practice bio-dynamic agriculture; but we go beyond both these beneficial systems of natural farming by also using the best 21st Century science, technology and knowledge to enhance sustainability.

Enjoying Our Wines – When we despatch Avondale wines for worldwide distribution in select markets, we hold the intention that they will play a role in enhancing healthy balance and affirming joy in the lives of those that take pleasure in them. We are mindful that whenever an Avondale wine is part of a family dinner or a celebration; an exciting gathering or a solitary interlude we are all connected in those moments by a shared love of life.

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Your Place at the Table at Avondale’s Next Biodynamic Luncheon

An Avondale Biodynamic Luncheon gives you a unique opportunity to meet local farmers who are producing good food in sustainable ways. There are just a few places left at the table for our next Biodynamic Luncheon, which will be held at Avondale on the 26th of October. Continue reading

Part 3 - What Kinds of Cover Crops?

In this series of articles about cover crops we’ve, so far, taken a closer look at cereals and legumes. The third major plant group commonly used as beneficial cover crops are the brassicas. The family Brassicaceae includes flowering plants that are generally known as the mustards and the crucifers.
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