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Warmer weather and magical sunsets await! Avondale Wine Estate and FABER restaurant invites you to join them for some summer magic this season. Situated just outside Paarl on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains, Avondale is well-known for its range of extraordinary award-winning organic and biodynamic slow natural wines as well as being home to the award-winning FABER restaurant.
- 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 [email protected])
- Tea in the gardens accompanied by an assortment of scones
- Ochra Deli treats
- Picnic baskets (to secure your booking contact [email protected])
- Wine Bar (Avondale Armilla Cap Classic, Avondale wine, strawberries, and cheese platters)
- Wine tasting (to secure your booking contact [email protected])
- Plants for sale
- Pony Rides
- Tractor Rides
- 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 [email protected] or Tel: 021 863 1976.
- Spring Art Exhibition
The Winelands Art Gallery at Avondale Wine Estate is a unique gallery displaying a wide variety of South African artists within the beautiful buildings of the Avondale Tasting Gallery and FABER Restaurant. Some of our artists include Solly Manthata, Harry Erasmus, Gaynor, Junior Fungai, Nico Le Roux and others. We also source old masters for our art collectors and offer our clients personal service and a variety of truly magnificent South African Art.
Date: 20th – 31st October 2022
Time: 08h00 – 17h00
- Carols in the Gardens
Book your diary now to make sure you don’t miss this year’s carols in the garden taking place at the highly acclaimed FABER Restaurant – an evening of carols, musical performance, conviviality, fine music, food and wine all in the shadows of candlelight. A must in your diary for the start of the festive seasonSaturday, 3 December 2022 @ 18h30
R 750/ adult
R 400/ child 12 and under
A Faber 3 course meal experience accompanied by a welcome glass of Avondale Armilla MCC, HQMusic performance, candles
- FABER Saturday Night Steak Special
Join us for our FABER á la carte steak and a glass of Avondale Samsara Syrah.Available every Saturday evening.
R 295/ person
- Avondale Bike Park
The Avondale Bike Park is located on Avondale and forms part of our exciting new outdoor and active offering. The Avondale Bike Park SHUTTLE DAY takes place on the longest flow trail on the African continent. Come and experience the thrill of the Avondale Flow Trail, a terrain-induced roller coaster experience. The Avondale Flow Trail starts high up in ECHO VALLEY where you can enjoy magnificent views of Paarl and beyond. You then move at high pace through the epic ROCK N ROLL section which includes some incredible jumps. This is followed by a cruise through the shady PINE LAKE section and then into the bouncy terrain of BUCHU BOUNCE. Watch out for PUFF ADDER ALLEY, a place of exhilarating jumps and wildlife. The flow trail then finishes with a bang in the END OF EDEN section. The Avondale Flow Trail is an epic adventure that is not to be missed!
To find out more, please visit: https://www.avondalewine.co.za/experience-avondale/avondale-bike-park/
- 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 (lunch) and Thursday to Saturday (dinner).
- Avondale Wine Tasting
Experience 7 extraordinary wines @ R 130/ person or 4 extraordinary wines @ R 75/ person. Monday – Sunday (10h00 to 16h00).
- 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. Available Saturdays and Sundays. Booking essential (48 hours prior).
Avondale Deluxe Picnic basket for two people – R 550/ basket
Avondale Standard Picnic (in a bag) for one – R 175/ bag
Avondale Kids Picnic for one – R 150/ bag
- 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.
Saturday afternoons from 15h30 to 18h00 (November onwards).
- OCHRA Deli
Nature’s panty! Experience OCHRA Deli, the source of nutrient-rich foods, locally sourced and artisanally made. 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 (7 wines)
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.
By appointment only, R 400/ person (farm tour and wine tasting)
- Cellar Tours (7 wines)
Enjoy a guided tour through our wine cellar explaining the winemaking process and what makes Avondale Wines Estate so unique.
By appointment only, R 150/ person.
- 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 Restaurant
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 [email protected] or FABER Restaurant on 021 202 1219 or email [email protected].