We’re delighted to get a chance to enjoy the Garden Route’s ‘Best 10 Days in Winter’ as we showcase Avondale wines at the popular 2014 Knysna Wine Festival on the 7th and 8th of July from 17h30 to 20h30 at the Festival Pavilion, Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival grounds, Waterfront Drive, Knysna.  Tickets are just R100 per person, and include a wine tasting glass and unlimited wine tasting.  They can be purchased at Pick ’n Pay Tickets www.pnptickets.co.za or directly from Knysna or Sedgefield Tourism

Avondale will be presenting our wines at the Camp Orchards Winter Country Day on the 19th of July.  A boutique resort in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, Camp Orchards hosts this country market style morning, with a focus on health and wellness in a picturesque and historical setting. You can enjoy the range of organic and natural products available, the delicious picnic style food stalls, wine tasting and much more. Find a spot to picnic under the tree’s and listen to the band, or challenge friends to a game of boules or croquet.  The guest speaker is Davey du Plessis, Amazon survivor and plant-based adventurer who will be sharing his remarkable story based on his book ‘Choosing to Live’.   You can book now at webticket or click here.

Avondale will be joining more than 100 estates participating in the annual Parklane Cellars Wine Festival on the 24th of July at Hall 2 of Pietermaritzburg’s Royal Showgrounds. Hosted by the Parklane Superspar, this festival is known for setting the wine trends for the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.  This evening of wine tasting is complemented by a selection of fine foods from a variety of suppliers to the Parklane Superspar.  Tickets are available at Parklane Superspar, 18 Chief Albert Luthuli Street in  Pietermaritzburg.

Avondale wines are on the menu at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel “Green Event” on the 29th of August.  Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg and Sommelier Pearl Oliver have selected to showcase Avondale’s wines to pair with the delicious gastronomic dishes.  The event starts at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks, an introduction to the menu and an overview of the wines from Avondale’s proprietor, Johnathan Grieve.  The cost is R485 per person, which includes a seven-course dinner with paired wines.  To book or to find out how you can combine any of these events with a stay at the hotel, contact: Tel: +27 21 483 1948 or Email: restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com