L'Avenir Estate


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The L’Avenir Estate is located a stone’s throw north of the idyllic town of Stellenbosch, a couple of miles up Route 44 toward Paarl. The Stellenbosch Valley is the heart of the Cape wine lands, the region of origin populated by more highly esteemed wine estates than any other. From a viticultural standpoint, it includes seven wards: Banghoek, Bottelary, Devon Valley, Jonkershoek Valley, Papegaaiberg, Polkadraai Hills and Simonsberg-Stellenbosch. L’Avenir lies in the Simonsberg ward, the other half of which extends into Paarl. The valley is rimmed on the east and northeast by a series of ranges and peaks, from the eastern Hottentots-Hollands north to the Helderberg, the Stellenboschberg and finally the dramatic Simonsberg, which gives the ward its name and divides Stellenbosch from Paarl. As a center of wine production, only Constantia is older than Stellenbosch, the latter long the nexus of the South African wine trade. An early example of a planned community, Stellenbosch was founded in Read more »

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  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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