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Avondale Wine Trust

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

Telephone +27 21 863-1976
Fax +27 21 863-1534
wine@avondalewine.co.za

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wines of South Africa

Hall map

ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 9): stand B28, stand D34

Fairground map

ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 9

Contact

Zaine Pritchard

Phone
0833250355

Email
zaine@avondalewine.co.za

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Exhibitor Categories

  • 02  Exporter

Exporter

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  • 02.01  Europe

Europe

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.01  Belgium

Belgium

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.03  Denmark

Denmark

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.04  Germany

Germany

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.06  Finland

Finland

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.07  France

France

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.10  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.11  Ireland

Ireland

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.15  Luxembourg

Luxembourg

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.17  Netherlands

Netherlands

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.20  Portugal

Portugal

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.22  Sweden

Sweden

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.25  Spain

Spain

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.30  Andorra

Andorra

  • 02  Exporter
  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.42  Norway

Norway

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  • 02.01  Europe
  • 02.01.45  Switzerland

Switzerland

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  • 02.04  Northern and Central America
  • 02.04.01  Canada

Canada

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  • 02.05  South America
  • 02.05.04  Brazil

Brazil

Our range of products

Product categories

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

Paarl

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Jan 9, 2018

Avondale’s Amphora Experience

Amphora wine-making, the fermenting and ageing of wines in ceramic vessels based on ancient designs, is fast becoming a notable trend across the world’s wine regions.  Years ago, we dug up clay on the farm and got a local potter to handcraft and fire our first amphorae, and we’ve been making amphora wine ever since.  Nothing could have suited Avondale’s ethos of slow, traditional wine-making better than these clay vessels, hewn from the earth, with heritage that stretches back thousands of years to Greece , Rome and even earlier.

Over the years, amphora wines have made a notable, fruit-driven contribution to a number of Avondale’s premium wines. Properly fired between 1100 and 1300 degrees, the clay vessels allow for a unique micro-oxygenation.  Oak barrels are also somewhat porous and allow this, but in return they infuse the wine with their woody flavours – something ceramics do not do.  Stainless steel is impervious to micro-oxygenation, and that has its own effect on the wines.

We find that the beauty of the amphorae’s subtle breath makes for wines with bright, unadulterated fruit and minerality, and softer tannin structures.  They are ideal vessels for the whole-bunch pressed, slow-made wines where the focus is on giving the wine time and opportunity to clearly express its true grape character.

While amphora wines may be a current trend for some, Avondale has been making it and blending portions of it into a number of our premium wines for a number of years.  Currently available releases such as Cyclus 2014 and Anima 2015 are uniquely enlivened with portions of amphora wine.  We have also recently released Avondale Amphora, a wine made of 100% Mourvèrde grapes in a Beaujolais style.  You can find out how to experience Avondale Amphora here

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About us

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At Avondale we practise sustainable and natural viticulture in line with our ethos Terra Est Vita – ‘Soil is Life’.  We know that for the land and the business to thrive, every aspect of our living system must also thrive.  In everything that we do, we uphold the key principle of Life – to constantly create conditions conducive to more Life.

We include our business partners and customers in our holistic view of our vineyard ecosystem and wine-making process.  We know that there is an ever-increasing network that cares, as we do, about both sustainability and quality.  We are inspired to hand-craft our organically-made, premium quality wines so that we ultimately offer customers an extraordinary experience approved by Mother Nature.

remium 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.

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