avondale wine estate

Avondale Wine Estate

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 October

Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl

Avondale Wine Estate is situated outside Paarl on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains. It has magnificent views of the Simonsberg, Paarl Rock, the Klein Drakenstein Mountains and, in the far distance, Table Mountain.

After the abundant winter rains, the Avondale Wine Estate organic gardens are looking beautiful, too beautiful not to share, to share with anyone who loves open spaces and enjoys the pleasures of a magnificent spring garden. 

In addition to viewing the gardens, you will also be able to view the majestic private garden of Ginny Grieve as well as six other private gardens on the estate. Experience Avondale’s historic Cape Dutch buildings; view many mature trees; walk through the working vegetable garden that supplies the award-winning restaurant, FABER; stroll over the meandering streams; experience the indigenous beds, rose gardens and meadow, and watch the stately cows, working ducks and chickens in their free-range environment. 

Finish your walk with a tasting of the organic and biodynamic wines at the Avondale Wine Cellar or book a meal at our restaurant, which has recently been awarded by Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards as the Best Garden Restaurant in Africa. 

Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Tickets at the entrance R50. Children U/12 enter free.
Charity: All entrance fees will be donated to the Avondale Community Organisation
Enquiries: wine@avondalewine.co.za, 021 863 1976
GPS -33.765533, 19.001250

Directions from Cape Town
From Cape Town, take the N1 north towards Paarl. Slip off the N1 at Exit 59 (Jan van Riebeeck). At the T-junction, turn right towards Franschhoek. Follow the signs and turn left into Lustigan Road (the first road to the left) and then right into the estate.

  • Guided garden walks each day at 11:00.
  • Faber Restaurant (to book contact Faber@avondalewine.co.za).
  • Tea in the gardens accompanied by an assortment of scones and cakes.
  • Picnic baskets (to secure your booking contact picnics@ochra.co.za).
  • Wine bar and wine tasting (to secure your booking contact wine@avondalewine.co.za).
  • Botanical art exhibition.
  • Fresh flowers on sale.
  • Plants for sale.
  • Saturday morning farm walk.