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Valentine’s Treats at Avontuur

Friday, 14 February is Valentine’s Day and at Avontuur we’re enthusiastic about making it the perfect experience for all romantics on this important day,  but we also want to share our farm experiences with visitors for the whole month.


The Avontuur Estate Restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner featuring local muso Blair Taberer who will entertain with his original music and popular romantic songs from 7-9pm.   Combine this with an old-fashioned “Champagne Cocktail” as a welcome drink,  a 3-course romantic menu (with choices) and hand-crafted  Valentine’s biscuits afterwards, and you have an evening to remember. 

The cost is R450 pp, dress is smart-casual and couples can arrive from 6 pm to enjoy drinks and  sunset on the terrace. (Weather permitting).  Reservations are essential at +27 21 855-4296 and a deposit of R500 will secure.


From 10 February to 23 February we’re bringing back one of our most popular pairings,  but now featuring different wines and specially curated Valentine’s cake pop flavours.  This pairing offers 5 wines served with different flavours of cake pops and we invite visitors to taste and decide on their own favourites. 

Bookings essential at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450. The cost is R140 pp.


If you didn’t organise a romantic interlude for the two of you, make up by buying her a bottle of our Pinot Noir/Chardonnay and a box of Basilei hand-made marshmallows as a “peace offering” for  R130. 

Or grab a 2-pack of 2019 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay to enjoy at a venue of your choice with sushi or oysters for only R170. (Normal price: R200).  Valid from 1/2-29/2 2020.

Order new Luna de Miel online at a special price!

Avontuur Estate winemaker Jan van Rooyen was thrilled to announce the release of the 2018 vintage of this iconic wine on the Avontuur wine list.  “This is a Chardonnay for the Chardonnay lover,” he says.  “The wine has nuances of orange peel and ginger on the nose and it’s a full-bodied style with complexity from a tiny bit of Viognier and 80% new French oak barrel fermentation and aging. “

The wine retails for R200 per bottle from the tasting room and Chardonnay fans are invited to pop in to taste and buy the new vintage at the Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.  Within a few weeks, the new vintage should be available too in selected liquor outlets in the Western Cape, KZN and Gauteng. 

Try it with a spicy Malay Curry or grilled seafood and fish, or do what the Avontuur Estate Restaurant does and serve it with roast duck.

If you are not in the Western Cape, have a look at our Cellar Direct Wine Shop offer which offers a discount on 6 bottles or more – and it’s delivered to your home or office anywhere in South Africa.  To order, click here:  http://tiny.cc/5ipqiz

January Wine Special perfect for Summer

January is always the “longest” month cash-wise as we’ve all had much too much of a good time over the festive season!  So, it’s great to have an affordable wine option as we move into the new year.

At the Avontuur tasting room, we have a 3-pack of our fresh, easy-drinking Sauvignon Blanc 2019 for only R250 (Save R50) and for red wine lovers, the always-popular Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2017 for R300 for a 3-pack. (Save R60).

If you can’t get to the tasting room this month,  contact Ella or Moerieda at +27 21 855-3450 or winery@avontuurestate.co.za to place your order and arrange for a courier delivery to your home or work.

We look forward to welcoming you at the farm for a tasting or a meal in our restaurant this month.  Or just pop in for a relaxing visit on the terrace overlooking the paddocks, mountains and False Bay.


Dry Rose perfect for Summer drinking

Our 1.5 L Magnum of dry Rose is just in time for the holiday season!  It’s available in our tasting room for just R140 per bottle. It’s fruity but dry, and the slight wood component adds to the food friendliness especially grilled fish, salads or chicken.  But it works just as well drunk ice cold next to the pool, and the size is perfect for a party with friends or family.

If you can’t get to the Estate to purchase, order it from the team by contacting them at +27 21 855-3450 or winery@avontuurestate.co.za and they can arrange for delivery.

Join us for Sundowners tonight.

Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is staying open till 7pm this Friday night for the first of our Friday evening Sundowner Sessions this summer.  With one of the best views in the winelands, visitors who are in the vicinity are welcome to take a break with us and just relax after a busy week.

Enjoy views of the Helderberg mountain, False Bay and far-off Table Mountain as the sun sets or take a stroll amongst the paddocks, usually featuring some of the Estate’s thoroughbred race horses, who are only too keen to check out guests!

Avontuur’s award-winning wines, cheese or antipasta snack platters and comfy seating makes it the perfect place to kick off your weekend.  Or don’t leave – just stay on for dinner in our very popular restaurant.

“Sundowners” will take place every Friday in December.  For more info contact the tasting room at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450.  If you want to book for dinner, the Avontuur Restaurant can be contacted at openhand@polka.co.za or +27 21 855-4296.

Visit our website for directions. www.avontuurestate.co.za

Black Friday deals at Avontuur



We’re offering 40-50% off deals from  our tasting room at the Estate,   and also via our new online wine shop, for those unlucky wine fans who can’t get to Avontuur on Friday! 

Tasting Room: 

Grab a six-pack of our Pink Flamingo, a dry Rosé in a party-sized 1.5L bottle for only R420 per box!  (Save 50%) This is perfect for weddings,  functions or holidays with family and friends! 

If you’re more of a red wine fan,  go for our ever-popular Cab/Merlot 2017 for R420 per 6-bottle box  and save 42% on the usual price of R120 p/bottle.   

Only from the tasting room or by emailing Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for delivery.  Whilst stocks last.

Make a day of it and after purchasing your wine, do a farm walk and nougat and wine pairing for R170 pp,  or book for breakfast or lunch in our Restaurant at openhand@polka.co.za

Digital wine shop:

The introductory offer in our brand-new on-line wine shop is a unique chance to purchase 6 bottles of our premiere range Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 at only R120 per bottle!  (Usual price R240 p/bottle – so you save 50%). Offer live from 01h00-24h00 on Friday the 29th! Delivery free anywhere in SA on orders more than R1500.

This is a fun and value-for-money way to enjoy Avontuur wine wherever you are!

Summer time is Sauvignon Blanc time!

We love Summer at Avontuur and to celebrate we’re offering a special deal in our tasting room on the very popular  and award-winning Sauvignon Blanc 2019.  Buy five bottles at R100 each and get an extra bottle totally FREE! 


This wine bursts with tropical fruit flavours and the zing of citrus and is the perfect drink next to the pool or on the patio this Summer.  Cool it properly,  pour and enjoy!


Only from the tasting room this month,  or by contacting Ella or Moerieda at winery@avontuurestate.co.za to arrange for delivery anywhere in South Africa or overseas.

Biscotti and wine pairing a first!

Channel your inner Italian this weekend at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and join in for a pop-up pairing of five differently flavoured hand-made biscotti’s by local artisanal bakers, Nana’s Manna and five of Avontuur’s wines. Flavours include Dark Chocolate,  Mixed Berries and Honey and Almond. 

This interesting pairing was put together to highlight the flavours of the wines in a unique way. Tasting Room Manager Ella Grimston explains:  “When we tasted the incredibly yummy biscotti produced by this husband and wife team, we knew we should do a pairing with it. From sweet to savoury many of the flavours were created especially for the pairing and after tasting quite a few combo’s and flavour profiles, this one was decided on.”

The cost is R120 pp and visitors are welcome to pop in during opening hours daily over the weekend and give it a try.  It’s best to book though at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450 as the tasting room team can then ensure the pairing is ready for your arrival.

So make a point to drop in this weekend and dip, sip and enjoy with us!

Pinotage Month Celebrated at Avontuur

International Pinotage Day is on Saturday, 12 October and at Avontuur we took the opportunity to celebrate our national grape throughout the month!

Taste and buy a 2-pack of our Pinotage 2017 this month and pay only R330 instead of R380 – a saving of R50. 

You can also join us on Pinotage day for a complimentary tasting and book now for the last few weeks of our Biltong and Wine pairing, which features the Pinotage in the line-up.

The Restaurant is coming to the party as well with weekly specials, all linked to Pinotage.  Ask your waiter for more details this month!

Unique Cake Pops pairing for Heritage month

We’ve had a ball planning this very interesting and new pairing to run from Friday the 13th to Tuesday the 24th, which is a public holiday ie Heritage Day. 


Test-drive 5 wines and 5 specially created cake pops and find your own favourites.  From raspberry to grenadilla, milk tart & biltong and choc-chilli, each one is such a great match for one of our wines!


Contact Ella at winery@avontuurestate.co.za or +27 21 855-3450 to book so that the tasting can be set up before you arrive.  The cost is R140 pp.