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At Avondale, we make extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature.

Our ethos, Terra Est Vita, meaning „Soil is Life, encapsulates our view of Avondale Estate as a dynamic living system where soil, water and energy; plants, animals and people; even our buildings, are part of a complex web of relationships and networks, interconnected and interdependent. We know that for the land and the business to thrive, every aspect of our living system must also thrive. In everything that we do, we uphold the key principle of Life – to constantly create conditions conducive to more Life.

Avondale is certified organic and we practise bio-dynamic agriculture; but we go beyond both these beneficial systems of natural farming by also using the best 21st Century science, technology and knowledge to enhance sustainability.

Our commitment to promoting life does not only lead to Mother Nature‟s approval of our healthy, balanced vineyard ecosystem; it also ensures the premium quality of Avondale‟s unique, naturally-made, slow wines. The vigour of our well-tended vines leads to excellent grapes bursting with fresh flavours that are evident in our individually-styled, classic wines, so full of life and character



Appelation: Margaret River |Grape: Moscato |Alcohol: 5.5 % |Vintage: NV

Appelation: Paarl |Grape: Syrah |Alcohol: 14.5% |Vintage: 2006

Appelation: Paarl |Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot |Alcohol: 14.0% |Vintage: 2006