FABER RESTAURANT WINS MULTIPLE AWARDS

FABER RESTAURANT WINS MULTIPLE AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that Faber at Avondale Wine Estate has been awarded in the 2020 Haute Grandeur Global Awards. The prestigious awards are as follows: FABER has won the 2020 Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Award for: Best Garden Restaurant in Africa Most...
SLOW Magazine – Victoria Giani

SLOW Magazine – Victoria Giani

With Mother Nature at Heart Avondale’s Faber restaurant, surrounded by the beauty of the Klein Drakenstein mountains, is housed in a beautiful old white building, accented by a manicured garden filled with flowers of every shade. Guests are welcomed with a smile...
Inspired Living – Fiona Rossiter

Inspired Living – Fiona Rossiter

Top South African Wine Summer 2017 Summer in the Cape means spending a great deal more time outdoors and enjoying the glorious weather! In heat of the season fresher, lighter wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Rose, Chenin Blanc and MCC tend to replace their heavier,...
Prestige Magazine – Chris Buchanan

Prestige Magazine – Chris Buchanan

Life and Soul Chris Buchanan finds new meaning in a term often glibly regurgitated to communicate good intention in the making of wine. There are number of South African wine estates plugging the word ‘organic’ into their methodology. We hear how vines are pesticide...
Pretoria News – Hennie Fisher

Pretoria News – Hennie Fisher

Let’s drink a toast to organic wine-making Just as thrilling as it is to meet somebody you only heard of face-to-face, and realising they’re genuinely nice. it is equally wonderful to encounter a wine on the same basis. The farm has been producing grapes...
Mango Juice – Keith Bain

Mango Juice – Keith Bain

TRUE WINE What was once regarded as a hippie aberration is slowly becoming a side of winemaking that’s no longer regarded merely as a fleeting trend or flavours of the month, but as the way forward for an industry that’s become worryingly dependent on heavy-handed...
Property Junction – Richard Holmes

Property Junction – Richard Holmes

Nature rules at Avondale With planet-friendly biodynamic principles keeping the vineyards happy, Avondale is no run-of-the-mill wine estate. Terra est Vita. Soil is life. These three simple words underpin the philosophy behind award-winning Paarl estate Avondale,...
Saturday Star – Georgina Crouth

Saturday Star – Georgina Crouth

There’s no rest for the wicked Some weeks are jam-packed that I am grateful for my supportive family and my day job. This past week was exciting on a number of levels so I cannot focus on just one: Bringing soil to life “Approved by Mother Nature” is an...
Sowetan GoodLife Food & Drinks – Len Maseko

Sowetan GoodLife Food & Drinks – Len Maseko

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT VINO ESTATE PASSIONATE ABOUT NATURE AND WINEMAKING WHAT has wine got to do with ducks mingling in a vineyard with men and women harvesting grapes while stark naked – all without care in the world about society’s sensibilities? Well, this Adam and...
The Citizen – Adriaan Roets

The Citizen – Adriaan Roets

Where nature makes wine Pioneer: Avondale uses a unique approach that even follows the cycle of the moon Principal on family farm is that healthy soil produces healthy vines. Back in 1996 Johnathan Grieve’s family bought Avondale, a farm in Paarl that had neither a...
Taste Magazine – Sumien Brink

Taste Magazine – Sumien Brink

The Whole of The Moon Guests at the La Luna dinner waited eagerly for the celestial guest of honour to make an appearance at this magnificent event, which renowned chef Jacques Erasmus created at the Avondale Wine Estate in Paarl.
Visi Magazine

Visi Magazine

PATSON MATHONSI, SOMMELIER, DW ELEVEN-13, DUNKLED WEST, JOHANNESBURG “Christmas is a time for caring and sharing, which is why I always have plenty of warm, crisp flatbreads to go around at the Christmas meal. I love their simplicity and versatility: dress them up...
Prestige Magazine – Jane Broughton

Prestige Magazine – Jane Broughton

The Truth about Terroir The wines from Avondale in the Paarl Valley are a true expression of ‘Terroir’ thanks to Proprietor Johnathan Grieve’s belief in the magic of Biodynamic Farming practices with a little scientific evidence thrown in for good...
Bolander – Carolyn Frost

Bolander – Carolyn Frost

Journey across the landscapes of time, space I had the extraordinary privilege for a one-on-one conversation with esteemed South African artist Scats Esterhuyse, at the tasting gallery at Avondale estate, in the Klein Drakenstein on the outskirts of Paarl recently. I...
Asset Magazine

Asset Magazine

Wine farming the BioLOGIC® way. BioLOGIC® – creating living systems naturally Avondale proprietor Johnathan Grieve developed the BioLOGIC® way of farming after joining the family estate realising how depleted the soil was from years of chemical abuse and a...
House & Leisure

House & Leisure

A glass of red, or white… or green? Nature’s perfect system of balance takes the lead in producing organic wines. Taking its cue from the earth is second nature to Avondale Estate (pictured), on the slopes of Klein Drakenstein near Paarl. Owned and run by...
Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining

Mnikelo Mangciphu owns Soweto’s only wine boutique, Morara Emporium, and is co-founder of the township’s wine festival. He is enjoying Avondale La Luna 2006 (R300). “This is a special-moment wine, as reflected by the price. An incredible Bordeaux blend with a velvety...
Die Burger – Christine Rudman

Die Burger – Christine Rudman

Telkemale beindruk deur plaaslike wyne Dis ‘n voorreg om gereeld wynproee by te woon, hetsy vir werk of vir persoonlike genot. ‘n Mens leer altyd iets. Jy kan nie ‘n wynskrywer wees sonder om op hoogte van sake te bly nie. Dinge verander net te...
Opulent Living

Opulent Living

Cozy up with a glass (or 2) of fine wine – Shaina There are a plethora wonderful winter wine offerings going on throughout the country that it’s a crime not to take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy 1 or 2 bottles of a tantalizing rich and ripe...
Retail Asia

Retail Asia

Featuring premium, award-winning wines from South Africa, Anthony Budd, managing director of Diverse Flavours, revealed: “You can’t do anything in Japan in one year; it takes two or three years to build trust, relationships and, often, the visitors who taste our wines...
De Kat – Wanda Augustyn

De Kat – Wanda Augustyn

Wines that care These days, consumers tend to choose environmentally friendly, as well as sustainably produced wines off the shelves, because this is a tangible way to support and preserve the ecology of South Africa. For the people of Avondale the moon is a symbol of...
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