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

Time to Celebrate!

The town of Franschhoek will be alive with the sound of popping corks for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival – The Magic of Bubbles – on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015. Continue reading

What, and Why Biodynamic Preparation BD505?

Oak Bark preparation is the fourth of the compost preparations; this preparation specifically influences Calcium and to a degree phosphate within nature. Calcium and the calcium realm within plant life bring balance and harmony to growth. Specifically it is extremely important to regulate excessive growth in the growing season which of course has the danger to be imbalanced and create perfect conditions for disease.
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