Showcasing the new wave of specific Pinotage

Showcasing the new wave of specific Pinotage A next generation of Pinotage specialists that produce site-specific, single vineyard wines are expessing the versatility and refinement of this proudly South African varietal. L’Avenir winemaker, Dirk Coetzee, and viticultural consultant, Dr Etienne Terblanche, presented a virtual tasting of the Western Cape’s top [...]

Prof Thuli Madonsela receives top French honour at L’Avenir

Prof Thuli Madonsela receives top French honour at L’Avenir The Ambassador of France to South Africa, His Excellency Aurélien Lechevallier bestowed the distinction of Chevalier de la légion d’honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) upon Stellenbosch University Professor and former South African Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, on behalf of [...]

French Minister leads delegation to L’Avenir Estate

French Minister leads delegation to L’Avenir Estate The French Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, Franck Riester, led a delegation from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to L’Avenir Wine Estate, where a wine industry round table was presented, to discuss opportunities for collaboration between France and South Africa. [...]

L’Avenir reopens it’s gates

L’Avenir reopens it’s gates As the government enforced prohibition in South Africa has finally been lifted, the L’Avenir team reflects on a period where retaining livelihoods and jobs was a key priority. Due to the ban on alcohol, over 430 wineries and grape producers are expected to go out of [...]

L’Avenir lives: Elmarie Swarts

L’Avenir lives: Elmarie Swarts If you page through the guest book at the L’Avenir Country Lodge, a definite recurring message is the friendliness of Elmarie Swart. First impressions last and the warm welcome that guests receive from Elmarie has touched many – to the extent that they become regulars and [...]

L’Avenir lives: Madelyn Lambrechts

L’Avenir lives: Madelyn Lambrechts With a warm and welcoming smile and infectious laugh, Madelyn Lambrechts is an invaluable part of L’Avenir’s hospitality team and cellardoor experience. True to L’Avenir’s heritage and specialisation, she absolutely adores Pinotage, which is totally reflected in her brilliant ability to sell our Single Block flagship. [...]

L’Avenir Lives: Leigh Diedericks

L’Avenir Lives: Leigh Diedericks From a maintenance man to the main man. That is the inspiring story of L’Avenir’s farm manager and community leader, Leigh Diedericks. Our L’Avenir Hands-on Garden is a tangible example of Leigh’s leadership and legacy at L’Avenir. Curiosity has been the golden thread in Leigh’s career [...]

A toast to the past and present of Chenin

A toast to the past and present of Chenin Let us rise… There is something magical about drinking a wine in the vineyard that produced the grapes that it was made from. L’Avenir’s Single Block Chenin Blanc vineyard – affectionately known as “the Old Lady” – particularly has a special [...]

L’Avenir community a priority during Covid-19 lockdown

L’Avenir community a priority during Covid-19 lockdown L’Avenir has partnered with Pebbles Project to ensure that its people are safe, healthy and nourished during this uncertain time. The L’Avenir farm worker community is receiving special meal parcels during the South African Covid-19 lockdown. The food parcels are delivered by Pebbles [...]

L’Avenir Lockdown diaries. Day 22: Biting the hand that keeps your glass full

L’Avenir Lockdown diaries. Day 22: Biting the hand that keeps your glass full In what will be remembered as a notorious own goal, the South African government has again halted wine exports. With great disbelief, the wine industry received the news that restrictions on wine have been tightened, through a [...]