Avondale gardens | Image courtesy of Avondale Wine Estate

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As we head into Spring and the onset of Summer, remember to add Avondale Wine Estate to your list of ‘not to be missed’ outings! Situated just outside Paarl on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains, Avondale Wine Estate – with its ever-expanding list of exciting outdoor activities and regular ongoing culinary and wine experiences, ensures something special and memorable for all.

  • ‘Meet the Craftsmen’ Dinner Series
    An evening of fine food and wine whilst experiencing the natural synergy between Avondale’s craftsmen 
    – Johnathan Grieve (proprietor), Corne Marais (wine maker) and Head Chef Dale (FABER Restaurant).

    La Luna Vertical Tasting: Thursday, 30 September 2021 @ 18h00 for 18h30
    3 course dinner, with Avondale wine pairing @ R 595/ personAnima Food and Wine Pairing: Thursday, 28 October 2021 @ 18h00 for 18h30
    3 course dinner, with Avondale wine pairing @ R 595/ personFestive Celebration: Thursday, 25 November 2021 @ 18h00 for 18h30
    6 course dinner, with Avondale wine pairing @ R 895/ person
  • Avondale Trail Run
    Thursday, 24 September
    The inaugural Avondale Trail Run will be held this Heritage Day. With two different options (15km or 5km), runners will get to experience the breath-taking beauty of Avondale and the Paarl Valley.


  • Avondale Open Gardens
    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021
    Experience the beauty of the Avondale Wine Estate’s gardens this October together with the opportunity to view the private gardens also situated on the Estate. Come and experience the beautiful Cape Dutch buildings, trees and vegetable garden together with meandering streams, indigenous beds, rose gardens and meadow whilst watching the stately cows, working ducks and chickens in their free-range environment.
  • Carols in the Gardens
    Book your diary now to make sure you don’t miss this year’s carols by candlelight taking place at the highly acclaimed FABER Restaurant – an evening of carols, music, candles, conviviality, fine music, food and wine.
    Saturday, 4 December 2021 @ 18h00
    R 600/ adult
    R 350/ child 12 and under
    3 course meal, welcome glass of Avondale Armilla MCC, HQMusic entertainment, candles. 
Carols in the gardens | Image courtesy of Avondale Wine Estate
  • Regular and Ongoing Avondale Wine Estate Activities
    • FABER Restaurant
      Top 30 Restaurants in South Africa, Best Garden Restaurant in Africa, Most Unique Experience in Africa and Best Restaurant View in South Africa
      An extraordinary farm to fork experience every week from Wednesday to Sunday.
    • Avondale Wine Tasting
      Experience 7 extraordinary wines @ R 75/ person.
    • OCHRA Deli
      Fresh product from local suppliers, open daily from 09h00 to 16h00.
    • Farm Walks
      Experience the beauty of the Avondale Wine Estate and Paarl Valley every Saturday from 09h00 to 12h00 @ R 25/ person.
    • Eco Wine Safari
      A truly unique and wonderful experience, the Eco Wine Safari takes you on a journey through the beautiful and bountiful Avondale Wine Estate and vineyards.
      Pre booking required. R 300/ person (farm tour and wine tasting)
    • Avondale Picnics
      Choose from one of six private picnic spots with breath taking views or be seated in the shade of the oak trees next to a stream. The picnic includes a picnic basket filled to the brim with delectable treats from FABER Restaurant and OCHRA Deli.
      Booking essential (48 hours prior). R 250/ person.
    • Avondale Garden Bar
      Join us in the Avondale Gardens whilst enjoying a glass of wine or gin cocktail accompanied by a cheese platter from OCHRA Deli.
      Friday afternoons from 15h30 to 18h00 (November onwards).
    • Avondale Equestrian ‘Bring and Ride’ Centre
      Out rides are open to the public and take place on the beautiful Avondale 300ha Estate. You will have the opportunity to explore the rivers, dams, farm roads, vineyard paths, trails and mountain tracks.

      FABER Chef Dale | Image credit to Claire Gunn

To find out more, or to book for any of the above mentioned activities or events, please contact Avondale Wine Estate on 021 863 1976 or email wine@avondalewine.co.za or FABER Restaurant on 021 202 1219 or email faber@avondalewine.co.za.


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