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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Someone’s turning off the lights in our neighbourhood and for once, it’s not Eskom.

Celebrating Earth Hour is becoming tradition at Avondale. Each year, families and friends, workers and colleagues gather together on the estate to take part in this global event to express our commitment to a brighter future. We enjoy it so much that this year, we’ve decided to invite our neighbours at Pearl Valley, Val de Vie and Boschenmeer to make it a community-wide event by bringing their families and joining us for an Avondale Earth Hour experience on Saturday, 28 March 2015.
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What, and Why Biodynamic Preparation BD500?

In our first article of this series on Biodynamic preparations, I briefly introduced BD500, the powerful soil activator which is used to bring the above ground energies to the soil at the onset of Autumn. BD500 specifically stimulates calcium and nitrogen relationships to foster abundant, balanced life in the soil. But what exactly is BD500?
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