Luna Tasting Calendar

The Biodynamic Planting Calendar was developed in the 1950’s by Maria Thun, a German biodynamic practitioner. Over the next half century she refined the planting calendar, which today is used throughout biodynamic agriculture.  The constellations within the Zodiac typically govern many aspects of biodynamic farming and Avondale believes that it also plays a role in how a wine is experienced on certain days, as wine is a living product that responds to the Zodiac’s rhythms in the ways that all organisms do.  According to the calendar, there are four specific cycles, namely Fruit, Root, Flower and Leaf. Avondale maintains that wine consumed in the period of a Root cycle, for instance, will taste different than when enjoyed in the Flower cycle.

Within the Luna Tasting Calendar, you will notice that the Zodiac consists of 12 constellations and each one of these constellations is assigned to an element (Air/Light; Earth; Fire/Warmth and Water) and to the celestial bodies. Each constellation is also divided into specific ‘types’ of day.

The Luna Tasting Calendar that has four types of day that relate to a lunar cycle, namely; Root, Fruit, Leaf and Flower.

Fruit tasting: The fruit notes are regarded as being more vibrant and even overpowering in some cases, with the wines appearing full-bodied and rich in character.

Leaf tasting: Wines are experienced to be less sweet, with a dominant, earthy minerality.

Root tasting: Wines tasted in the Root cycle appear more subdued than when consumed within the other cycles.

Flower tasting: The Flower cycle is generally regarded as the best tasting day overall for wine.

Avondale has been at the forefront of introducing and testing the Lunar Tasting Calendar in South Africa’s wine industry.  Here we make it possible for you to easily use the Luna Tasting Calendar yourself or follow us on Twitter @LunaCalendar for daily updates. Send us feedback of your experience to wine@avondalewine.co.za


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Events for May 2022

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25:

Root

Root – 23/04/2022 - Root

Apr 23 @ 8:45 am - Apr 25 @ 8:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

Flower

Flower – 25/04/2022 - Flower

Apr 25 @ 8:00 am - Apr 27 @ 12:15 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

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Flower

Flower – 25/04/2022 - Flower

Apr 25 @ 8:00 am - Apr 27 @ 12:15 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

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Flower

Flower – 25/04/2022 - Flower

Apr 25 @ 8:00 am - Apr 27 @ 12:15 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

Leaf

Leaf – 27/04/2022 - Leaf

Apr 27 @ 12:15 am - Apr 30 @ 12:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

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Leaf

Leaf – 27/04/2022 - Leaf

Apr 27 @ 12:15 am - Apr 30 @ 12:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

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Leaf

Leaf – 27/04/2022 - Leaf

Apr 27 @ 12:15 am - Apr 30 @ 12:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

30: New Moon

Leaf

Leaf – 27/04/2022 - Leaf

Apr 27 @ 12:15 am - Apr 30 @ 12:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

Fruit

Fruit – 30/04/2022 - Fruit

Apr 30 @ 12:00 am - May 1 @ 11:45 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

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Fruit

Fruit – 30/04/2022 - Fruit

Apr 30 @ 12:00 am - May 1 @ 11:45 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

Root

Root – 01/05/2022 - Root

May 1 @ 11:45 pm - May 5 @ 2:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 01/05/2022 - Root

May 1 @ 11:45 pm - May 5 @ 2:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 01/05/2022 - Root

May 1 @ 11:45 pm - May 5 @ 2:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 01/05/2022 - Root

May 1 @ 11:45 pm - May 5 @ 2:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 01/05/2022 - Root

May 1 @ 11:45 pm - May 5 @ 2:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

Flower

Flower – 05/05/2022 - Flower

May 5 @ 2:00 am - May 7 @ 9:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

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Flower

Flower – 05/05/2022 - Flower

May 5 @ 2:00 am - May 7 @ 9:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

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Flower

Flower – 05/05/2022 - Flower

May 5 @ 2:00 am - May 7 @ 9:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

Leaf

Leaf – 07/05/2022 - Leaf

May 7 @ 9:00 am - May 9 @ 3:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

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Leaf

Leaf – 07/05/2022 - Leaf

May 7 @ 9:00 am - May 9 @ 3:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

9: 1st Quarter

Leaf

Leaf – 07/05/2022 - Leaf

May 7 @ 9:00 am - May 9 @ 3:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

Fruit

Fruit – 09/05/2022 - Fruit

May 9 @ 3:00 am - May 11 @ 10:30 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

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Fruit

Fruit – 09/05/2022 - Fruit

May 9 @ 3:00 am - May 11 @ 10:30 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

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Fruit

Fruit – 09/05/2022 - Fruit

May 9 @ 3:00 am - May 11 @ 10:30 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

Root

Root – 11/05/2022 - Root

May 11 @ 10:30 pm - May 15 @ 12:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 11/05/2022 - Root

May 11 @ 10:30 pm - May 15 @ 12:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 11/05/2022 - Root

May 11 @ 10:30 pm - May 15 @ 12:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

14:

Root

Root – 11/05/2022 - Root

May 11 @ 10:30 pm - May 15 @ 12:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

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Root

Root – 11/05/2022 - Root

May 11 @ 10:30 pm - May 15 @ 12:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

Flower

Flower – 15/05/2022 - Flower

May 15 @ 12:30 am - May 16 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

16: Full Moon

Flower

Flower – 15/05/2022 - Flower

May 15 @ 12:30 am - May 16 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

Leaf

Leaf – 16/05/2022 - Leaf

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - May 18 @ 8:45 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

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Leaf

Leaf – 16/05/2022 - Leaf

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - May 18 @ 8:45 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

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Leaf

Leaf – 16/05/2022 - Leaf

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - May 18 @ 8:45 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

Fruit

Fruit – 18/05/2022 - Fruit

May 18 @ 8:45 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

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Fruit

Fruit – 18/05/2022 - Fruit

May 18 @ 8:45 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

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Fruit

Fruit – 18/05/2022 - Fruit

May 18 @ 8:45 am - May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

Root

Root – 20/05/2022 - Root

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - May 22 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

21:

Root

Root – 20/05/2022 - Root

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - May 22 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

22: 3rd Quarter

Root

Root – 20/05/2022 - Root

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - May 22 @ 3:00 pm
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

Flower

Flower – 22/05/2022 - Flower

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - May 24 @ 6:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

23:

Flower

Flower – 22/05/2022 - Flower

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - May 24 @ 6:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

24:

Flower

Flower – 22/05/2022 - Flower

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - May 24 @ 6:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

Leaf

Leaf – 24/05/2022 - Leaf

May 24 @ 6:00 am - May 27 @ 4:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

25:

Leaf

Leaf – 24/05/2022 - Leaf

May 24 @ 6:00 am - May 27 @ 4:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

26:

Leaf

Leaf – 24/05/2022 - Leaf

May 24 @ 6:00 am - May 27 @ 4:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

27:

Leaf

Leaf – 24/05/2022 - Leaf

May 24 @ 6:00 am - May 27 @ 4:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

Fruit

Fruit – 27/05/2022 - Fruit

May 27 @ 4:30 am - May 29 @ 3:45 am
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

28:

Fruit

Fruit – 27/05/2022 - Fruit

May 27 @ 4:30 am - May 29 @ 3:45 am
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

29:

Fruit

Fruit – 27/05/2022 - Fruit

May 27 @ 4:30 am - May 29 @ 3:45 am
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

Root

Root – 29/05/2022 - Root

May 29 @ 3:45 am - Jun 1 @ 6:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

30: New Moon

Root

Root – 29/05/2022 - Root

May 29 @ 3:45 am - Jun 1 @ 6:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

31:

Root

Root – 29/05/2022 - Root

May 29 @ 3:45 am - Jun 1 @ 6:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

1:

Root

Root – 29/05/2022 - Root

May 29 @ 3:45 am - Jun 1 @ 6:30 am
Tasting Cycle: Root

Terroir is best expressed during this phase, so you will be able to “taste” the origin of our immaculate wines.

Flower

Flower – 01/06/2022 - Flower

Jun 1 @ 6:30 am - Jun 3 @ 5:45 pm
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

2:

Flower

Flower – 01/06/2022 - Flower

Jun 1 @ 6:30 am - Jun 3 @ 5:45 pm
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

3:

Flower

Flower – 01/06/2022 - Flower

Jun 1 @ 6:30 am - Jun 3 @ 5:45 pm
Tasting Cycle: Flower

The Flower phase has always been the ideal time to experience the true aromas of your wine.

Leaf

Leaf – 03/06/2022 - Leaf

Jun 3 @ 5:45 pm - Jun 5 @ 8:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

4:

Leaf

Leaf – 03/06/2022 - Leaf

Jun 3 @ 5:45 pm - Jun 5 @ 8:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

5:

Leaf

Leaf – 03/06/2022 - Leaf

Jun 3 @ 5:45 pm - Jun 5 @ 8:00 am
Tasting Cycle: Leaf

Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful minerality in our Anima Chenin Blanc.

Fruit

Fruit – 05/06/2022 - Fruit

Jun 5 @ 8:00 am - Jun 8 @ 6:45 pm
Tasting Cycle: Fruit

Fresh fruit flavours will fill your glass, so let’s enjoy Camissa with some Taj food flavours!

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