Avondale Wine Trust

P.O. Box 602, 7624 Paarl
Lustigan Road,South Drakenstein, 7624 Paarl
South Africa

Telephone +27 21 863-1976
Fax +27 21 863-1534

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wines of South Africa

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 9 / B28
  • Hall 9 / B48
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand B28, stand B48

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.02  AFRICA
  • 01.02.06  South Africa
  •  Paarl

Our products

Product category: Paarl

Navitas 2008

The energy of aliveness
Navitas means energy. It is energy that binds diverse elements into the one harmonious system we call alive.  Vibrant with a life of its own, we have called our flagship red blend Navitas, as it is the embodiment of Avondale’s unique luminescence and character. Our water and mineralogy, our soul and cosmic connections, and above all, our energy are represented by Navitas.

Grape Varieties
Navitas is made from 62% Syrah, 24% Mourvedre and 14% Grenache grapes from organically-cultivated 18-year-old vines with a low yield of 5 tons per hectare of high quality fruit.

The Making of Navitas
Grapes were hand-picked at between 23 and 24º Balling.  Some batches were de-stemmed and crushed, after which natural fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks. Other batches went through whole bunch natural fermentation.  Fermentation peaked at 30˚ Celsius and post-fermentation maceration was allowed.  Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place in large 600-litre French Oak barrels, the majority of which were 1st fills.

Navitas’s Character
An exclusive, limited release, elegantly-wooded wine, Navitas has an extraordinary colour and a rich nose of dark stewed fruits, cloves and cinnamon.  Flavours of white pepper and plum are combined with silky tannins and a smooth but lively minerality to provide an exceptional concentration of fine fruit on the palate.

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Product category: Paarl

Anima 2014

The soul of the world – The word anima refers to the vital life force or soul.   Our ethos “Terra Est Vita”- Soil is Life – is our acknowledgement that for us, soul animates everything on earth, from the minerals, through plants and animals to humans.  We’ve called our Chenin Blanc Anima, because the lively minerals of Avondale’s soils give this wine its own delicious, spirited character and extraordinary finesse.

Anima’s Emblem – This Tree of Life is a modern rendition of the evolutionary phylogenetic tree that shows how all life forms are interconnected through a complex set of relationships over deep time.

Grape Variety – Anima is made from 100% certified organic Chenin Blanc grapes.  Our vines range between 9 and 33 years of age, and provide low yields of between 4 and 8 tons of healthy, balanced grapes.

The Making of Anima – The hand-picked, organically grown grapes were harvested at 22˚ and 23° Balling, whole bunch pressed and then naturally fermented in 500-litre French Oak barrels. 15 – 20% of the grapes were whole bunch fermented which adds unique body and length to the wine. After fermentation the wine was kept on the lees for 12 months with regular battonage.

Anima’s Character – Anima has a nose that develops intriguingly in the glass.  Winter melon, pineapple, lime and a hint of honey confirm the elegance and fullness of this softly wooded, supple Chenin Blanc.  The palate is dense with fresh fruit flavours of gooseberry, quince and peach, all harmonising superbly with the soulful minerality that gives this wine its name.

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Product category: Paarl

Cyclus 2013

The Power of the Vortex – Nature uses the spinning, turbulent flow of the vortex to energise and revive fluids.  Biodynamic farming mimics this powerful stimulating motion in the hand-stirring of preparations as a connection to the universal forces.  We named our dynamic, refreshingly complex white blend Cyclus, because of the elegant way that Avondale’s unique life energy swirls through its invigorating layers.

Cyclus’s Emblem – The spiral can be found in every aspect of Nature.  Its expression in liquids is the vortex which is easily observed in the unexpected, creative whorls and eddies in flowing water.  The vortex represents power and dynamism.

Grape Varieties – Cyclus is made from 24% Viognier, 24% Roussanne, 24% Chenin Blanc, 14% Chardonnay and 14% Semillon grapes. The vines range from 10 to 26 years in age, and have low yields from 4 to 8 tons of healthy, balanced grapes.

The Making of Cyclus – The grapes were harvested at 22˚ and 23˚ Balling, pressed as whole bunches and then naturally fermented in 500-litre oak barrels. 15 to 20% was fermented as whole bunches, which adds unique body and length to the wine. After fermentation the wine was kept on the lees for 12 months with regular battonage.

Cyclus’s Character – With a soft, rich nose of violets and peach, and just a hint of frangipani, Cyclus holds all the promise of a quality White Blend.  This is beautifully carried through to the palate where the intense flavours of pear, pineapple, apricot and fig are rounded off with smooth, subtle oak for a creamy, long-structured finish.

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About us

Company details

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.

Premium Quality Wines – 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.

Certified Organic – Avondale is certified organic and we practice 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.

Enjoying Our Wines – When we despatch Avondale wines for worldwide distribution in select markets, we hold the intention that they will play a role in enhancing healthy balance and affirming joy in the lives of those that take pleasure in them. We are mindful that whenever an Avondale wine is part of a family dinner or a celebration; an exciting gathering or a solitary interlude we are all connected in those moments by a shared love of life.

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