An Extraordinary Avondale wine Approved by Mother Nature
We believe that the birth of a premium quality wine like Cyclus begins in the soils of the vineyard. If the quality of life in the soils is healthy and balanced, then you have mastered the first step in the making of a quality wine However, the quality of every step from then on is equally important, as everything is interconnected. In 2003, we designed and built an extraordinary cellar that has become a striking feature of the farm. A century-old dry riverbed provided the inspiration for an ultra-modern cellar that would be built three-storeys below ground. This enabled us to make the most of the cool, ambient temperatures offered by Nature underground and so reduce the carbon footprint of our wine-making facilities. It also presented us with the advantage of having a gravity-flow cellar that enables us to protect our high quality grapes due to minimal mechanical interference.
Cyclus – We named our dynamic, refreshingly complex White Blend, Cyclus because of elegant way that Avondale’s unique life energy swirls through its invigorating layers. Cyclus is made from 60% Viognier grapes with the balance made up of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillion grapes. With a soft, rich nose of violets and peach, and just a hint of frangipani, Cyclus holds all the promise of a quality Viognier blend. Cyclus’s Emblem is the spiral which can be found in every aspect of Nature. Its expression in liquids is the vortex which is easily observed in the unexpected, creative whorls and eddies in flowing water. Nature uses the spinning, turbulent flow of the vortex to energise and revive fluids. Biodynamic farming mimics this powerful stimulating motion in the hand-stirring of preparations.
Wine Tasting at Avondale
We invite you to celebrate the coming of Spring with Cyclus and the rest of Avondale’s Magnificent Collection. Our attention to detail and specialist service ensure that our wine tastings are a unique and memorable occasion. You are most welcome to visit us and enjoy tastings of our hand-crafted, classic wines. Our Tasting Gallery provides an elegant and comfortable ambience where you can get to know our extraordinary wines and find out first-hand about how we make them with Mother Nature’s approval.
Appointments for Wine Tasting can be made: Mondays – Saturdays: 10h00 to 16h00.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 863 1976