From vine to bottle.

The main grape varieties on the farm include sauvignon blanc, viognier, chardonnay, chenin blanc, shiraz, pinotage and cabernet sauvignon. Weiser Riesling, pinot gris and malbec are of the more recent varieties that were planted.

Our terroir is really unique and comprise two main kinds of vineyard soil - rocky mountain slopes, where most of the Avondrood wines derive from alluvial soil with riverstone, where the Viognier are planted.

During harvest time, the days are warm and at night the mountain winds cool down the vineyards. Another factor in keeping the vineyards cool is the rocky soils. Due to the slopes and soil differences, there is quite a variation of microclimate in the different vineyard blocks.

Avondrood Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay

Appearance:

Greenish yellow 

Style of Wine:

Dry

Description:

A full bodied wine, brimming with rich butter, apple and fresh tropical flavours on the nose with a defined round finish.

Food match suggestions:

Seafood and poultry

Wine-Growing Area:

Goudini, Breedekloof Region
Mountain vineyards

Awards:

Terroir Competition 2008 - Champion Chardonnay in region

Avondrood Rosé 2012

Rosé

Appearance:

Beautiful sunset pink

Style of wine:

Dry

Description:

A crisp wine, dry and fresh with a taste that lingers in your mouth .The aroma is very appealing - summer fruits such as strawberry, raspberry and cherry.

Varietal:

Pinotage

Food match suggestions:

Enjoy with salmon

Awards:

Terroir Competition 2009 – National Champion
Veritas Awards 2009 —Gold
Veritas Awards 2010 — Silver

Avondrood Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc

Appearance:

Pale Greenish hue

Style of wine:

Dry

Description:

A refreshing, crisp wine with an inviting nose -green fruit and minerality and a youthful fresh finish that lingers. Expressive palate of granadilla, green pepper. The intensity of the wine is overpowering.

Food match suggestions:

Served well chilled. A very expressive wine for special occasions or enjoy with seafood or your favourite poultry dish.

Terroir:

Western facing hillside, very rocky sandstone soil, enhancing good quality grapes.

Wine-growing area:

Western Cape, Breedekloof Region, Mountain vineyards

Awards:

Wine Magazine Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc 2009 -4 ½ STARS
Terroir Competition 2011 – Champion in region

Avondrood Shiraz 2009

Shiraz

Appearance:

Deep velvety red

Style of wine:

Dry

Description:

A velvety shiraz with plenty of blackcurrant, oak, black pepper and spice.

Varietal:

100% shiraz, cultivated on the rockiest, north facing part of the mountain slopes of Avondrood.

Food match suggestions:

Pasta and any red meat or to drink for sheer enjoyment.

Wine-growing area:

Western Cape, Breedekloof Region, Mountain vineyards

Avondrood The Nicholas 2011

Nicholas

Appearance:

A vibrant cherry-red colour

Description:

A rich black prune taste and bags of sweet blueberries on the nose. It is a full bodied wine with a smooth, lingering finish.

Varietal:

50% Shiraz and 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon     

Food match suggestions:

A remarkable wine to enjoy with your favourite food. Pasta and any red meat or to drink for sheer enjoyment.

Wine-growing area:

Western Cape, Breedekloof Region, Mountain vineyards

   
   

About Us

Avondrood is a boutique cellar run by the Van Rensburg family who shares a passion for their land and wine.
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