Avondale Wine Estate and FABER restaurant are adding to the end-of-year spirit with their host of memorable activities and experiences, including fabulous fare and award-winning wines. Now, that’s festive.
Situated just outside Paarl on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains, Avondale is well-known for its range of organic wines, as well as being home to the award-winning FABER restaurant.
Here are a few additions to the delicious list of reasons to journey beyond the city:
Carols in the gardens
Don’t miss this year’s carols in the garden, taking place at the highly acclaimed FABER Restaurant. An evening of carols, performance, conviviality, food and wine. All are illuminated by the warm glow of candles. Booking is essential.
- Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022
- Time: from 6.30pm
- Cost: R750 per adult and R400 per child (12 and under)
- Included: A FABER 3-course meal experience accompanied by a welcome glass of Avondale Armilla MCC, HQMusic performance, and candles.
Christmas Day Lunch
Celebrate Christmas Day with the whole family at FABER restaurant with a special sharing-style lunch.
- Date: Sunday, 25 December 2022
- Time: 12pm to 5pm
- Cost: R895 per adult and R250 per child (under 12)
- Included: 3-course menu that includes a welcome drink, breadboard, 2 starters, 1 main course, 2 side dishes and dessert.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Wave 2022 goodbye from the heart of the Winelands with a farm-to-fork meal, organic and biodynamic Avondale wines, and views of the gardens, vineyards and mountains.
- Date: Saturday, 31 December
- Time: 6.30pm to 11.30pm
- Included/Cost: 6-course tasting menu R1 100 per person | 6-course tasting menu with Avondale wine pairing (R1470 per person).
Avondale Garden Bar
Enjoy a glass of wine or a gin cocktail accompanied by a cheese platter from OCHRA Deli.
- Dates: Friday afternoons
- Time: 3pm to 6pm
Avondale Bike Park
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The Avondale Bike Park is located on the Avondale estate and forms part of an exciting new outdoor and active offering.
The trail starts high up in Echo Valley where you can enjoy magnificent views of Paarl and beyond. You then move at a high pace through the epic Rock ‘n Roll section, which includes some incredible jumps. This is followed by a cruise through the shady Pine Lake section and then into the bouncy terrain of Buchu Bounce. Watch out for Puff Adder Alley, a place of exhilarating jumps and wildlife. The flow trail then finishes with a bang at the End of Eden section.
The Avondale Flow Trail is an epic adventure not to be missed. Find out more.
Ongoing Avondale Wine Estate Activities
Also read: HOT NEW SPOT: FABER AT AVONDALE
Top 30 Restaurants in South Africa, Best Garden Restaurant in Africa, Most Unique Experience in Africa and Best Restaurant View in South Africa. An extraordinary farm-to-fork experience every week from Wednesday to Sunday (lunch) and Thursday to Saturday (dinner).
Avondale Wine Tasting
Experience seven wines at R130 per person or four wines at R75 per person. Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
Choose from one of six private picnic spots with breathtaking views or be seated in the shade of the oak trees next to a stream. The picnic includes a picnic basket filled to the brim with delectable treats from FABER Restaurant and OCHRA Deli. Available Saturdays and Sundays. Booking is essential (48 hours prior). Call 021 863 1976 or email [email protected].
- Avondale Deluxe Picnic basket for two people: R550 per basket
- Avondale Standard Picnic (in a bag) for one: R175 per bag
- Avondale Kids Picnic for one: R150 per bag
Nature’s panty! Experience OCHRA Deli, the source of nutrient-rich foods, locally sourced and artisanally made. Open daily from 9am to 4pm.
Experience the beauty of the Avondale Wine Estate and Paarl Valley every Saturday from 9am to 12pm at R25 per person.
Eco Wine Safari (seven wines)
Also read: ECO WINE SAFARI TIME AT AVONDALE
A truly unique and wonderful experience, the Eco Wine Safari takes you on a journey through the beautiful and bountiful Avondale Wine Estate and vineyards. By appointment only. R400 per person (farm tour and wine tasting). Call 021 863 1976 or email [email protected].
Cellar Tours (seven wines)
Enjoy a guided tour through the wine cellar and learn about the winemaking process and what makes Avondale Wines Estate so unique. By appointment only. R150 per person. Call 021 863 1976 or email [email protected].
Avondale Equestrian “Bring and Ride” Centre
Rides are open to the public and take place at the beautiful Avondale 300-hectare estate. You will have the opportunity to explore the rivers, dams, farm roads, vineyard paths, trails and mountain tracks.
- Website: www.avondalewine.co.za
- Location: Klein Drakenstein Road, Lustigan Road, Paarl.
Picture: Avondale Wine Estate