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Visit Avondale and be indulged at The Light House Boutiques Suites

Some of our friends in the Avondale Circle of Life don’t want to just day-trip to the Estate, they want a relaxing weekend or a romantic Winelands getaway. We’ve teamed up with The Light House Boutique Suites for an exciting spring promotion that makes it easy for you to indulge in a luxurious stay in Paarl.

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Springtime @FABER

Chef-patron, Eric Bulpitt and his team are experiencing their first spring on the Avondale Estate. Inspired by the bounty of fresh ingredients the change of season is bringing, they’re in the mood to celebrate with a delicious new refined dining menu and innovative events.

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Taste the Soul of Spring

As Winter fades we feel the urge raise a glass of crisp, chilled white wine and connect with the freshness of Spring, which brings new life. At Avondale, our recently released 2015 vintage of Anima just happens to be our wine of choice for this occasion.

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Join us for the Spring Field to Feast

Spring just begs you to get out of town and into the country.  Come and immerse yourself in beautiful natural surroundings, where exceptional Cape wines and delicious food are produced in harmony with Nature.  At the innovative Field to Feast luncheons, Avondale’s...

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Anima Chenin Blanc: Capturing the soul of Avondale

“Anima means ‘soul’ in Latin, and this wine is defined by the beautiful minerality on the palate,” explains Avondale proprietor Johnathan Grieve, whose long-held belief that living systems are intimately inter-connected is beautifully reflected in the modern evocation of the ‘Tree of Life’ gracing the front-label. “The way that we farm is focused on the soils and working hand in hand with the living aspects of the earth. So in a very real sense the soils are the soul of Avondale, and the source of the wonderful minerality in this wine.”

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All the latest buzz about FABER

One of the exciting things about opening a new restaurant in the Cape Winelands is the enthusiastic interest of the country’s food bloggers and other reviewers who are always eager for new and interesting culinary experiences. Browse through some of the latest FABER...

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A bubbly launch of the 2010 vintage of Armilla

Avondale is delighted to present Armilla 2010, the latest vintage of our classically-made Blanc de Blanc MCC.  Handcrafted from delicious, organically-grown Chardonnay grapes, we take pride in our traditional approach to produce an exceptional bubbly that reflects the...

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Tune into the Winter Cosmos at the August La Luna Dinner

Over the past six years, La Luna Dinners have become a hallmark Avondale experience for our club members, and we’re delighted to host the 2017 event at FABER on the 5th of August.  The La Luna Dinner takes place on the night of the August full moon when the light and...

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Treat yourself to a Winter Lunch at FABER

If you’ve heard the buzz about Chef Eric Bulpitt and his team finding their culinary home in the Paarl Winelands, don’t be tempted to wait for the Summer before you set out to explore.  You would miss out on the joys of refined dining alongside a big log fire and a...

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Bookings are open for the Winter Field to Feast event

Places for the Winter Field to Feast are limited, and advance reservations are essential. Luncheons cost R550 per person, including the guided farm tour, three-course lunch, and three glasses of wine, spring water from the farm and restaurant gratuity. Bookings can be made through FABER’s online booking system, email faber@avondalewine.co.za or phone 021 202 1219. Payment in full is required to secure your spot for the day. Time: 11am till 3pm

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