L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc scores 96 at Decanter World Wine Awards

L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc scores 96 at Decanter World Wine Awards The L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2019 was rated as the best Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc at the Decanter World Wine Awards, with a score of 96 points. Chenin Blanc is the cornerstone – hence the local name Steen – [...]

Decanter selects L’Avenir Single Block as a leading old vine Chenin Blanc

Decanter selects L’Avenir Single Block as a leading old vine Chenin Blanc The L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2019 was listed as one of South Africa’s top old-vineyard Chenin Blancs, with a rating 93 in Decanter Magazine. In an article by Christian Eedes in the June issue of Decanter, Chenin Blanc [...]

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 [...]