Fruits of the Vine
We grow our vines in one-hectare blocks where cultivars are matched to soil types; soils are balanced and re-mineralised according the particular block of vines’ specific nutritional needs; and blocks are irrigated separately based on their requirements. The focus of all this careful individual attention is on quality not quantity. We never pressurise our vines nor employ stressful practices to boost the vineyards’ outputs. Each hectare block yields between four and eight tonnes of balanced, healthy grapes providing us with the ideal fruits to make premium quality, extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature.
Slow wines, naturally made
We practice slow wine-making that gives our wines the time they need to develop to their fullest potential. This ensures that by the time they reach the wine-lover, they are immediately accessible and delicious, while still bold enough in stamina and character to enjoy a long life in the bottle.
“I do what the wines want me to do.”
Cornè Marais, Avondale’s Wine-maker
The image associated with Camissa is a rendition of the fountain sculpture in the middle of the Dolphin Pool at the Castle of Good Hope. In the late 1790s, Lady Anne Barnard made sketches and descriptions of the original Dolphin Pool. These were used in 1982 to reconstruct the beautiful fountain that once fl owed with the sweet waters of Table Mountain.