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...
What, and Why Biodynamic Preparations?

What, and Why Biodynamic Preparations?

Avondale’s innovative promotion of the Biodynamic Planting Calendar through our Luna Taste Test and our Biodynamic Luncheons have shown me just how many people are interested in how Biodynamic farming works.  I’ve decided to start a new series of blog articles which...
Part 3 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

Part 3 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

In this series of articles about cover crops we’ve, so far, taken a closer look at cereals and legumes.  The third major plant group commonly used as beneficial cover crops are the brassicas.   The family Brassicaceae includes flowering plants that are generally known...
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