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Avontuur Estate
, home of Fine Wines and Fast Horses, nestles against the Helderberg between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Visit us on the Stellenbosch Wine Route for
wine tasting, wine sales and a bite to eat in our deli-style restaurant.

Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate is situated on the southwestern slopes of the Helderberg on the R44 road which connects Somerset West and Stellenbosch, in South Africa's prime wine growing district.

The Estate boasts a cosy tasting room where tastings of all Avontuur wines are conducted daily as well as a restaurant offering a mediterranean-inspired a-la-carte menu with daily and seasonal specials. Patrons are welcome to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the view over False Bay or in Winter, inside, in front of the fireplace.

Avontuur consists of 100 ha vineyards and produces approximately 450 tons of grapes annually. Wine maker, Natalie Nel and wine advisor Charl Theron were appointed on 1 October 2008.

The vineyards are planted with 65% red varietals and 35% white varietals. The Reds are: Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc, Merlot, Pinotage, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The Whites are: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.

The estate is owned by the Taberer family since 1984.

Lying restfully amongst the vines on the estate is the beautiful Avontuur Stud Farm where the emphasis has always been on quality rather than quantity.

In fact Avontuur's premier range of wines bears testimony to four of the finest horses to have passed through the farm. Baccarat (Bordeaux blend), Luna de Miel (Chardonnay Reserve), Sarabande (Sauvignon Blanc Reserve) and Minelli (Pinot Noir Reserve) live on in the wonderful wines which are nurtured in our cellars.

Avontuur also produces a 10-year old and a Non-vintage potstilled Brandy, both of which are exquisitely packaged and perfect as a gift idea.


Avontuur Estate produces 3 ranges of wine, ranging from value-for-money right through to top-quality, premiere quality wines.

1.Vintner’s Range
An easy-drinking, fruity range of 2 wines, to suit every pocket. To be enjoyed early or within a year or two of release. Eye-catching, colourful packaging, designed to draw the eye.

The wines are:

◦Vintner’s Blend – Antique Rose colour, blend of lightly wooded Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

◦Vintner’s Red – Red blend with Bordeaux tones. Lightly wooded, made to last up to 5 years.

2.Estate Range
Classically packaged and produced, aimed at more serious occasions for the novice and discerning wine lover. The range consists of:
Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet/Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Franc and others may be produced under this label as and when quality – and the winemakers’ inclination – coincide!

3.Premiere Range
Select range in elegant black and gold packaging. The best the Estate can produce in that year, reflecting the terroir and vintage. Made to last, interesting, aimed at impressing the wine connoisseur.

Each wine is named after one of the Estate’s top racehorses.

The wines are:

◦Luna de Miel, Chardonnay Reserve
◦Minelli, Pinot Noir Reserve
◦Baccarat, (A red Bordeaux-style blend)
◦Sarabande, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
◦Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve (To be launched Oct 2009)
◦Above Royalty Noble Late Harvest (To be launched Oct 2009)

4.Additional wines produced.

◦Avontuur Brut – limited release, bottle-aged MCC bubbly

◦5 year old Brandy – Small volume of pot-stilled brandy, in black and gold packaging.

◦10 year old Brandy – Hand-crafted, pot-stilled Armagnac-style brandy for the man who has everything. Beautifully packaged.


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