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.

Premium Quality Wines

Avondale Biodynamic Luncheon – An Autumn Affair

Save the date – 24 May 2015, for your place at Avondale’s next Biodynamic Luncheon.
Enjoy a 3-course, duck-inspired menu created and prepared by Chef Michel Morand, of Bistro Michel in Sandton, paired to perfection with Avondale’s extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature in a beautiful, relaxed setting. Continue reading

Harnessing the Power of Nature’s Vortex

As an Earth-friendly system of farming, Biodynamic practices sometimes include mimicking what we find in Nature. Most of the Biodynamic preparations and ferments, with the exception of the compost preparations are diluted with water and dynamised before use. ‘Dynamising’ is the Biodynamic term used to describe the specific stirring of the solution, which is a method that creates the vortices we see in Nature’s free-running waters. So let’s take a minute to look at this process.
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