Some magical words and wine at the Grande Roche Hotel

There is a wonderfully magic feeling about cold wintry nights, roaring fires and fine wine. Combine that with a new moon, delicious food and the perfectly crafted words of two well known local authors and these are the ingredients for an extraordinary evening. The...

Avondale at Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival

Avondale is one of 50 handpicked icon Cape wineries at the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival – Monday 16th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012. You are most welcome to visit our team, Johnathan Grieve, Koliswa Jayayi and Jodi Hook, at our stand and...

The Fruit versus Root – Luna Taste Test Gets Results!

In the 1950’s, Maria Thun, a proponent of biodynamics devised a lunar calendar to guide farming activities.  According to the movements of the moon and stars, she identified ‘root’, ‘leaf’, ‘flower’ and ‘fruit’ days within the month.  Out of this came the theory that...

Inspired Pairings to Celebrate May’s ‘Super Moon’

The eve of a ‘Super Moon’ rising promised to be an auspicious occasion for a La Luna Dinner, but even then, we didn’t quite anticipate how sensational the 6-course menu that Sonia Cabano prepared for the 5th of May would be.   La Luna Dinners are held at the Avondale...

A Boost for Learning at Avondale’s Community Centre

Through Avondale’s partnership with the Waitrose Foundation South Africa, our crèche and after care facility at the Avondale Community Centre received a donation of four new computers.  The school-going children were delighted to discover they all have Word,...

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