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.
The Avondale Tasting Gallery is now open from Monday through to Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00.
Visitors can enjoy personalised guided tastings of the latest vintages of Avondale’s wines in the sophisticated and warmly hospitable Tasting Gallery. Facing onto a garden of colourful blooms and with its walls adorned with paintings by one of South Africa’s leading landscape artists, it’s an inviting venue at which to be introduced to the farm’s hand-crafted slow wines, created holistically through a combination of time-honoured wisdom, natural farming practices and modern science. Continue reading