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 two-storeys below ground. This enables 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.
The winery comprises of a wine storage and tank fermentation cellar, a vat maturation cellar, a wine storage and packaging area; as well as our administrative facilities. It is a full-service cellar that enables us to produce all our wines on site, optimising quality control.
It also includes a gracious wine tasting and art gallery where we welcome visitors to the farm. Visits to the cellar are included in our Eco-tours.
Through the Avondale Members Club we exclusively reward our loyal friends and family who stay connected in our Circle of Life by taking great pleasures in our wines.