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

Three Men Doing it the Biodynamic Way

Avondale Wine Estate in Paarl presents their first Biodynamic Luncheon on Sunday 18 May. During a time when the leaves on the vines fall and return to the soil, this extraordinary autumn affair will focus on Biodynamic farming practices served direct from the farm onto your plate. Continue reading

Why has Humus Become a Depleted Resource?

This second article on our series on humus aims to deepen our understanding of why we currently need to take steps to create, manage and protect humus in our soils. If we are to succeed in this, we need to know what it is that depletes humus in the first place, and then change our ways.
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