New vision in the Stellenbosch winelands

New vision in the Stellenbosch winelands Primary eye in the Cape Winelands is about to be revolutionised through oDocs Eye Care, in collaboration with The Pebbles Project. oDocs Eye Care is a social enterprise which designs and produces professional, portable eye care adaptors for anyone with a smartphone. A partnership between oDocs and the Stellenbosch-based non-profit organisation, Pebbles Project, will have a significant impact on the development and future of children from the Cape Winelands. Read more…

Pedalling for Pebbles at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Pedalling for Pebbles at the Cape Town Cycle Tour The L’Avenir Wine Estate Cape Town Cycle Tour team enhanced the lives of children in Stellenbosch through the Pedalling for Pebbles initiative. Supported by the French Embassy, the team included the French Consul General in Cape Town, Laurent Amar, and raised funds for education, health and sports development of children in the Stellenbosch Winelands, through Pebbles Project. L’Avenir started collaborating with Pebbles Project in 2004 and Read more…

Using sport to create a brighter future

Using sport to create a brighter future L’Avenir Wine Estate partnered with Sanzaar and Mitsubishi South Africa to raise funds and gear for sports development in Stellenbosch, through the Hands-on Sports Initiative at its Pebbles Project Afterschool Centre. By harnessing the mutual ties of L’Avenir ambassador and World Rugby referee, Jaco Peyper, sports development in Stellenbosch will receive a welcome boost through a fund raising that took place at L’Avenir Estate. The event was part Read more…

L’Avenir presents Pinotage heritage masterclass

L’Avenir presents Pinotage heritage masterclass L’Avenir Estate winemaker, Dirk Coetzee, presented a Pinotage master class to 40 international sommeliers as part of the Wines of South Africa Cape Sommelier Cup. Guests included the finalists of the prestigious Cape Sommelier Cup, as well as former winners and this year’s judges: ASI 2019 Best Sommelier of the World,  Marc Almert from Germany and head coach of the Swedish national sommelier team, Sören Polonius. L’Avenir is recognised as Read more…

L’Avenir Wine Estate supports World Rugby Referees in Japan

L’Avenir Wine Estate supports World Rugby Referees in Japan The boutique Stellenbosch Pinotage and Chenin Blanc specialist, L’Avenir Wine Estate, is a proud supporter of World Rugby Referees. The Rugby World Cup kicks off on 20 September, when Japan takes on Russia in Tokyo. L’Avenir Ambassador and World Rugby Referee, Jaco Peyper (South Africa), will be the match official when the Japanese team plays against Samoa on 5 October in Toyota City. Peyper, as well Read more…
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L’Avenir Spices up Stellenbosch Fire Department on Mandela Day

L’Avenir Spices up Stellenbosch Fire Department on Mandela Day The fire fighters at the Stellenbosch Fire Department were treated to the L’Avenir Country Lodge’s famous bobotie for lunch on Mandela Day. Ten years ago the United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day and encouraged citizens all over the world to spend 67 minutes in the service of others on the new annual international day in honour of the former South African Read more…

Top Montpellier Researchers Visit L’Avenir

Top Montpellier Researchers Visit L’Avenir An esteemed group of researchers and wine scientists from SupAgro, Montpelier University of Excellence and ENTAV-INRA visited L’Avenir for a specialized Pinotage and Chenin Blanc tasting. The group travelled to South Africa as part of an innovation partnership with Stellenbosch University. The visiting group included Prof Laurent Torregrosa (professor in viticulture, Montpellier SupAgro), Prof Cedric Saucier (Professor in wine chemistry, Montpellier University) and prof Bruno Blondin (Professor at Montpellier SupAgro), Read more…
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Welcome to Our Hands-on Garden

Welcome to our Hands-on Garden L’Avenir Estate’s Hands-on Garden was recently inaugurated by Advini President Antoine Leccia and L’Avenir Managing Director, Naretha Ricome. This inspiring event featured L’Avenir’s vineyard team, Stellenbosch legends, such as former L’Avenir winemaker Francois Naude, Pebbles Project partners and next generation winemaking leaders. The Hands-on Garden was developed to honour the skillful workers that have for generations made an invaluable contribution to the Estate and its wine. This multi-faceted space was Read more…
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L’Avenir Represents Stellenbosch at World Economic Forum

L’Avenir Represents Stellenbosch at World Economic Forum L’Avenir Estate’s Single Block Chenin Blanc 2017 was selected to be served to global business and political leaders at the 49th World Economic Forum annual gathering this week. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is the international organisation for public-private cooperation and convenes 3 000 leaders from all parts of society to co-shape a new global architecture. This year’s annual gathering was held in Davos, Switzerland this week. The Read more…