Avondale Wines are suitable for Vegans

Avondale Wines are suitable for Vegans

Veganism is on the increase. In 2018 Forbes reported that between 2014 and 2017 the US experienced a 600% increase in people identifying as vegan. A vegan is someone who avoids products, particularly food and drink, that consist of animal products. Unlike food...
Wines as Mother Nature Intended

Wines as Mother Nature Intended

While hosting a recent tasting a discerning taster asked me, whether our “wines contain Sulphur?”. As tasters become more knowledgeable and health-conscious, questions like these are becoming more common. This is an important topic and I’d like to take some time to...
Qvevri vs Amphora

Qvevri vs Amphora

In early-2018 Avondale became the first winery in SA to begin working with Qvevri which was a natural progression from our use of clay Amphorae. And while there are similarities between working with Amphorae and Qvevri, there are subtle, yet crucial, differences...
Water-wise Wines

Water-wise Wines

“Save Water; Drink Wine” they said. But what they didn’t say is how much water is used to make a bottle of wine. The industry average is 6 liters of water; but luckily here at Avondale this has been brought down to 2.5-3 liters of water per bottle of wine. This...
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