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.
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