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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Avondale’s Rainbow Nation Culinary Series in Durban

In the spirit of celebrating South Africa’s 20 years of democracy, Avondale is showcasing its premium wines in a series of culinary experiences that highlight the many delights of our Rainbow Nation’s diverse cuisine. Staged at top restaurants in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, Avondale’s inaugural Rainbow Nation celebration invites connoisseurs on a gastronomic adventure to explore the uniqueness of the South African palate. Continue reading

What Kinds of Cover Crops?

A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae. Legumes are commonly farmed for their edible seeds which are consumed by people and farm animals, and also provide oils. The main legumes that we use as cover crops include bitter lupin, fava bean, vetch, clovers, medics, seredela and lucerne.
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