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 [...]

Sports gear for L’Avenir’s sport stars of the future

Sports gear for L’Avenir’s sport stars of the future The learners at L’Avenir’s Pebbles Afterschool Care Centre recently received sporting gear that was donated by Sanzaar rugby referees and supporters of the L’Avenir Sports Development Initiative, at a pre-season Sanzaar event. L’Avenir Wine Estate partnered with Sanzaar and Mitsubishi South [...]

L’Avenir Lockdown Diaries – Day 7

L’Avenir Lockdown Diaries - Day 7 The seven-year itch is a psychological term that suggests that happiness in a relationship declines after around year seven of a marriage. On the 7th day of lockdown, I am getting the sense that the novelty is starting to wear off and that boredom and frustration are settling in. [...]

L’Avenir Lockdown Diaries – Day 4

L'Avenir Lockdown Diaries - Day 4 Lockdown. It’s a hard and scary word. The national lockdown, announced by President Ramaphosa last week, was widely praised as a brave and noble decision, but has nonetheless pushed South African families, businesses and industries into unchartered waters. From a wine industry perspective, exports [...]

Pandemic and Pinotage – Corona diaries in the cellar

Pandemic and Pinotage - Corona diaries in the cellar Just when we thought four consecutive years of drought was rough … A behemoth of a challenge has confronted the wine industry. The coronavirus has rocked the world and no region, sector or grouping will be spared of its direct or [...]

L’Avenir takes precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 infections

L’Avenir takes precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 infections In line with strict measures implemented by President Cyril Ramaphosa to limit the potential spread of Covid-19, L’Avenir Wine Estate has temporarily closed its Cellardoor facilities for tastings and estate visits. This precautionary measure was implemented this week. “We stand in solidarity [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]