Meeting the challenges of monoculture
Avondale currently has 100 hectares of land planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Grenache, Viognier, Rousanne and Chardonnay vines.
Certified organic – All 100 hectares are certified organic by the Dutch-based Control Union, one of Europe’s leading certification authorities. This provides accreditation to the German Bio Nach EG-Öko Verordnung, Britain’s Soil Association, and the USDA certification in the United States of America.
Working with Nature – At Avondale we have joined forces with Nature to help mitigate the impact of monoculture on the environment. We are constantly learning from Nature and emulating its ways of sustaining an ecosystem to the advantage of our vines.
We find our rewards for this in our yields of premium quality grapes that are full of delicious, natural flavour. This enables us to make our great-tasting wines naturally with no artificial additives required to alter a wine compromised by the poor farming of the grapes.
“I thought the Avondale MCC was wonderful – I particularly loved its biscuity flavour. I was enchanted by the cosmology that has been created for the whole range, which carries Avondale’s organic and biodynamic farming methods into the branding. It’s a new favourite!”
Graham Wood, Deputy editor - HOUSE AND LEISURE
Armilla bears Avondale’s logo, a rendition of the Armillary sphere, an ancient astronomical instrument used to show the position of stars around the earth. It represents Avondale’s holistic approach to life on our farm where, from the minerals in the soil to the stars in the skies, all is combined in an energised, living system.