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 since 1693, but Avondale Wines have only been around in its present guise since 1996 when the present owners acquired the farm. Avondale as a brand should be on one’s radar, but the lovely story and ethos behind the wine making on the farm might not be as well known.

Owner/viticulturist and all-rounds holistic living expert Johnathan Grieve regaled us at Fermier restaurant with tales about Avondale’s biodynamic approach to winemaking.