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Avontuur History & Location
Avontuur Estate, home of fine wines and fast horses, nestles against the Helderberg Mountains between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. We have been producing quality wine grapes for more than 140 years and this historical commitment is still reflected today in our range of award-winning wines. We grow 3 white grape varietals, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, as well as 7 reds: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Shiraz and Petit Verdot.
Be captivated by the exquisite views over False Bay and the iconic Table Mountain with a magnificent backdrop of the Helderberg Mountain. Add to this a vista graced with our prided racehorses, we offer a picture-perfect and unforgettable setting. Part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, join us for wine tasting and a bite to eat in our restaurant.
Avontuur Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily, Mon to Fri 8.30am-5pm & Sat to Sun 8.30am-4pm.
Avontuur Restaurant: open daily 9am-5pm, except Wed & Fri till 9pm.
Guided Farm Tours: available on application, please pre-book (see Tours section).
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Avontuur Wine Tasting
The modern and cosy tasting room at Avontuur is in keeping with the family-owned winery atmosphere. Seating is at the bar counter, at our wooden tables or sofas – or outside during the summer months overlooking the paddocks and mountains.
Wine Tasting Prices
We offer tastings for R100pp for 5 wines, excluding our 10 year old brandy. This can be tasted for an additional R25 or try it in a chocolate cup for R25. Various specialised tastings and pairings are offered, which change seasonally. These can be coupled with cheese or deli platters, priced from R130 each which can be enjoyed in the venue or on the terrace.
The Avontuur Restaurant offers a range of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, decorated in an eclectic mix of old and new with a warm inviting atmosphere. The sun-drenched terrace, with its vine-draped pagodas, has spectacular views of the paddocks, vines and Table Mountain and is popular in summer. In winter a cosy fire and underfloor heating welcomes our guests.
Menus & Pricing
The a la carte menu has an emphasis on organic and local produce, including hearty breakfasts whilst the lunch menu features options such as salads, quiches, grilled meats, salmon and delectable desserts. Please contact the estate for prices.
Avontuur Tours & Activities
Currently Avontuur do not offer cellar tours however do offer a pre-booked guided farm tour (see below).
Two different walks are available on the farm. The first is self-guided, from the winery around one paddock, at a cost of R120pp including a wine tasting (please note the stables are not accessible). The second is a guided farm tour for R150pp (including an R80 voucher for the tasting room) which must be pre-booked in advance with Alistair Tite, on 021 855 3450.
Avontuur are very popular for events and weddings with a variety of spaces for all weather conditions. Contact the Estate for more information and they will be able to assist.
Finally, Avontuur also run a Thoroughbred Farm situated next to the Estate. Please contact us for any sales enquiries.
Our luxurious Manor House has recently undergone a spectacular renovation to provide guests with the most comfortable and stylish of interiors and the most enjoyable farm lifestyle experience possible.
The Manor House has 9 private Suites, 4 lounges, a tennis court, conference facilities, swimming pool, pavilion and large rolling lawns. The Avontuur Restaurant and tasting room is right on your door step and a mere 200m walk away.
Whether you are after a relaxing getaway, are celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business conference, there really is no better place. We are surrounded by horse paddocks, vineyards, panoramic views and a healthy abundance of space.
Pricing for Suites start at R2000 per room per night for 2 adults including breakfast. Prices based on low season (winter) and the house is also available to book out exclusively.
Please refer to www.avontuurestate.co.za/accommodation/ for latest prices.
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