Cellar

Cellar

 

The wine cellar at Avontuur Estate was built in 1986 and the first red wine bottled under the Estate name was the 1987 Pinotage. The first white was the 1987 blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc and the first pink was the 1987 Blanc de Noir.

Avontuur entrance - website size

Cellar capacity has a total of ca 300 000 L in stainless steel tanks. The barrel cellar can hold ca 350 barrels.

Harvesting is done in 20 kg lugboxes by hand. The grapes are then de-stemmed and crushed before either fermenting red wines on the skins, in specially designed red wine fermenters, or before pressing the white grapes and fermenting the juice in stainless steel tanks and barrels.