The two Hearts of Avontuur
Almost right from the beginning in the history of the South African wine estate Avontuur, there were two hearts beating. On the one hand, there is the extraordinary high quality premium wine of the yard that has caused a stir in the international wine world due to its numerous awards. On the other hand, there is the horse breeding of the owner who has won some races with his horses, amongst others the famous Durban July. The former tobacco trader Tony Taberer bought the farm in 1983 and added the horse breeding in 1987. Both aspects of Avontuur are combined on the wines’ labels. They always show one of the glorious and award-winning horses. Some of the high class wines even carry the names of the animals, such as the Baccarat, the Luna de Miel or the Dominion Royale.
Avontuur and its Wine Categories
Three different collections form the backbone of the Avontuur portfolio; each one meets the requirements of certain drinking habits and preferences. The Vintner’s Range includes so-called accessible ‘Easy-Drinking’ wines that gourmets should serve and enjoy at an early stage. The Estate Range aims at all that get excited about premium wine and who have just started their careers as connoisseurs. Lastly, only the best wines of Avontuur are in the Premier Range and impress with their harmony between the individual aromas and their complexity. This is how Avontuur offers something for every taste.
Perfect Location for Premium Wine
Avontuur is situated at the Helderberg between the two regions Somerset West and Stellenbosch. The nutrient soils, a fantastic microclimate at the vines as well as the perfect mix of rain and sun makes the winery an ideal place for the cultivation of premium vines of international standing. The yard covers more than 100 hectares of cultivation area on which wine farmers plant noble varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, as well as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.
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