Throughout the ages, some of the world’s most famous women have been almost as renowned for their love of wine as for their glamour. Icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh and Bridget Bardot are all famed for their fondness of the odd tipple. Like red lipstick or a gorgeous pair of stilettos, a glass of bubbly in the hand epitomises glamour – which is why it is often regarded as the perfect accessory. In honour of Women’s Month this August, Avondale Wine Estate has rounded up a collection of quotes from luscious ladies who love their wine. Enjoy!

“A good margarita, a good red wine – I like expensive alcohol” – Denise Richards

“Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired” – Brigitte Bardot

“I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes, I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it if I am; Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty” – Madame Lilly Bollinger, one of the grand dames of French champagne

“Champagne makes you feel like it’s Sunday and better days are just around the corner” – Marlene Dietrich

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine” – Joan Collins

“When I came back from France for some retakes on ‘Gone With the Wind’ Larry (Lawrence Olivier) and I brought six crates of wine with us” – Vivien Leigh

“Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. You’re not taking away my glass of wine because I’d be devastated” – Jennifer Aniston

“I always love being in the company of women. It’s all about good conversation and great wine” – Naomi Watts

In celebration of Women’s Month, ladies will receive a complimentary wine tasting when visiting the Avondale Estate over the month of August. Book your next ladies day out, birthday celebration or book club at Avondale and inquire about our catering options for groups.
By appointment only. Call 021 863 1976 or email for more information.