Fabulous Fare, Rest & Relaxation at Avondale’s Estate & Faber

Avondale not only provides luscious views and vineyard activities in summer, but in winter, too. The prestigious wine estate offers a warm welcoming to the winter through the opportunities of fine dining at Faber, and further activities taking place between now and spring for 2022. Home to award-winning slow, natural, and biodynamic wines, the ambient Faber restaurant is beckoning you to reserve a table!


Meet the Craftsmen Dinner Series (July to September 2022)
Join us for an evening of fine food and wine to experience the synergy between our craftsmen – proprietor Johnathan Grieve, winemaker Corne Marais and head chef Dale Stevens. Each evening we will dive into a different aspect of Avondale’s unique approach to biodynamic and organic farming and slow winemaking, followed by a farm-to-fork FABER meal.

  • Cyclus Comparative Tasting – Thursday, 25th August 2022
    Enjoy a comparative tasting of the different grape components (barrel-fermented, orange wine and clay pot fermented) used in the award-winning Avondale Cyclus followed by a 3-course dinner with Avondale wine pairing.Cost: R595 per person
    Time: 18h00 for 18h30
  • Spring Celebration – Thursday, 29th September 2022
    Enjoy a tasting of the Avondale range of wines, followed by a 3-course dinner with Avondale wine pairing.Cost: R595 per person
    Time: 18h00 for 18h30

To make a reservation, please call 021 202 1219 or email faber@avondalewine.co.za.
Please notify us of any allergies or dietary requirements upon booking.


7 Days of Shiraz and Venison (August 2022)
Samsara Syrah vertical tasting paired with FABER Venison starter.

Venue: Avondale tasting gallery

Date: Saturday, 27th August 2022
Time: 14h30

Cost: R200
Bookings: Faber@avondalewine.co.za

Avondale Open Garden (October 2022)

With its magnificent views of the Simonsberg, Paarl Rock, the Klein Drakenstein Mountains and in the far distance, Table Mountain – Avondale Wine Estate’s Open Gardens give visitors the unique opportunity to experience seven beautiful spring organic gardens on the estate.

The different gardens on view are Avondale Wine Estate’s cellar gardens; the majestic private gardens of Ginny Grieve, Suzanne Grieve, Ruth Robertson and Julie Warren Codrington.

Experience Avondale’s historic Cape Dutch buildings, view many mature trees and walk through the two working vegetable gardens that supply Avondale’s award-winning restaurant, FABER. Stroll over the meandering streams, experience the indigenous beds, rose gardens and meadow and watch the stately cows, working ducks and chickens in their free-range environment.

Finish your walk with a tasting of the organic and biodynamic wines at the Avondale Wine Cellar or book a meal at our highly acclaimed FABER restaurant (recently awarded by Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards as the Best Garden Restaurant in Africa).

  • Access to all the gardens on Avondale Wine Estate (Paarl)
  • Guided garden walks – Saturday & Sunday @ 10h30 (starting outside the cellar)
  • FABER restaurant (to book contact Faber@avondalewine.co.za)
  • Tea in the gardens accompanied by an assortment of scones and cakes
  • Ochra Deli treats
  • Picnic baskets (to secure your booking contact picnics@ochra.co.za)
  • Wine Bar (Avondale Armilla Cap Classic, Avondale wine, strawberries, and cheese platters)
  • Wine tasting (to secure your booking contact wine@avondalewine.co.za)
  • Fresh flowers on sale
  • Plants for sale
  • Saturday morning farm walk

Date: 22nd and 23rd October 2022
Time: 10h00 to 16h00

Cost: R50 (adults), children u/12 free
Tickets available at the entrance (cash, snapscan, credit card).


Regrettably, no dogs or picnic baskets are allowed.

All entrance fees will be donated to the Avondale Community Organisation (NPO) which provides a creche and a playschool, ensuring a safe and caring environment for our community’s young children.

For more information contact us at wine@avondalewine.co.za or Tel: 021-8631976

General Activities

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