“I don’t believe wine could be made much more naturally than this,” says Johnathan Grieve, proprietor of Avondale Estate, which has released the maiden vintage of its landmark Qvevri Red Blend and Qvevri Chenin Blanc, the first South African wines to be vinified, fermented and matured in clay Qvevri.read more
To be able to take a 10-year-old wine off the shelf and enjoy it immediately is an incredible proposition, but the Samsara 2009 is by no means at the end of its life. It’s drinking beautifully right now, but it still has years left to mature and improve.read more
Long respected for its dedication to organic and biodynamic winemaking, the latest releases from family-owned Avondale Estate outside Paarl show the importance of the simplest ingredient of all: time.read more
Wind down for winter, in the heart of the winelands, with a roaring fire place and a bottle of Avondale red at FABER restaurant for our set 3 course Winter Special at R298 per person. Our Winter Special menu is available for lunch and dinner from 1st May to 31st August 2019.read more
Announcement from Gilbert & Gaillard 4th February 2019 Johnathan Grieve, Proprieter of @avondalewinesa in South Africa, and pioneer of the BioLOGIC® approach to sustainable viticulture, is passionate about their commitment to produce premium quality wines. The...read more
Wind down for winter, in the heart of the winelands, with a roaring fire place and a glass of Avondale Samsara Syrah 2009 'Decade Edition' at FABER restaurant for our FABERFriday – Venison and Shiraz Special at R225 per person. Guests will receive our famous FABER...read more
Avondale is the first SA cellar to utilise the ancient Georgian Qvervi in our winemaking process to create unique wines of exceptional flavour, complexity and colour.
Become part of the journey and join us for the launch of our Qvevri Wines.
Spoil dad by bringing the whole family together at FABER restaurant, to tuck into a contemporary farm-to-fork family-sharing style 4 course feast. Guests will be greeted with the famous FABER welcome of a fresh homemade juice and breadboard with dips, followed by 2 sharing starters, a plated main – accompanied by 2 side dishes and finished off with a dessert.read more
Join us for our first FABERFriday – Steak Night Special with a unique Samsara Syrah 2009 Decade Dinner on Friday 2nd August. The evening will kick off with our famous FABER welcome of Avondale Armilla Blanc de Blanc and a tour of our three-storey gravity cellar,...read more
Each event is a unique experience of the Avondale Estate with a journey through the vineyards and food garden where guests are regaled with the stories of how the food is produced and the wines are made in harmony with Nature.read more