Harvest and the BioLOGIC Approach

Harvest and the BioLOGIC Approach

Every season, across the wine-making regions of the world, the question of when to harvest can be a veritable mine-field for viticulturists and Wine Makers.  Harvesting based on phenolic ripeness at the expense of taste is criticised as it often results in high...
Weeds, and What they tell you

Weeds, and What they tell you

Weeds might be the bane of the conventional farmer, but at Avondale we regard them as storytellers that are worth listening to.  Every weed has an ideal environment that it likes to grow in.  If a soil is out of balance – deficient in certain minerals, too acid or too...
Autumn – Time to Replenish

Autumn – Time to Replenish

Once again the seasons are turning, and Autumn brings its own special rhythms, colours and light.  It is a time when Avondale’s ethos “Terra est Vita” – Soil is Life – is top of mind. As our vines get ready for their months of rest, we have plenty of work to do...
The Vineyard Ecosystem

The Vineyard Ecosystem

Vineyards are monocultures which are fundamentally unnatural, unbalanced environments that Nature strives constantly to correct. In conventional farming, the vineyard becomes the battlefield where a damaging war is continuously waged between the farmer and life....
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