Avondale Wines

At Avondale, we make extraordinary wines approved by Mother Nature.

Our ethos, Terra Est Vita meaning ‘Soil is Life’ encapsulates our view of Avondale Estate as a dynamic living system where soil, water and energy; plants, animals and people; even our buildings, are part of a complex web of relationships and networks, interconnected and interdependent.

Premium Quality Wines – Our commitment to promoting life does not only lead to Mother Nature’s approval of our healthy, balanced vineyard ecosystem; it also ensures the premium quality of Avondale’s unique, naturally-made, slow wines. The vigour of our well-tended vines leads to excellent grapes bursting with fresh flavours that are evident in our individually-styled, classic wines, so full of life and character.



Rhebokskloof Wine Estate

Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, situated in the magnificent Paarl valley, is nestled between the granite hills of the Paarl Rock mountains, creating a unique micro-climate.

The picturesque Estate boasts award-winning wines, a restaurant and is the perfect location for weddings, and events. Rhebokskloof Wine Estate is very child friendly, with jumping castles, a trampoline, jungle gym and pony rides over weekends.



Boland Cellar

Situated in the picturesque Paarl Valley, Boland Cellar has much to boast about.

Nominated as one of South Africa’s top 20 export companies in their category, being named one of the top 100 wine producers in the world by the World Association of Wine & Spirits Writers as well as being arguably the top wine producer from the much acclaimed Paarl region, gives us much to be grateful for.

Although our standard range of wine is offered in greater-than-niche-market volumes, we do not subscribe to the idea of “branded commodity wines” which is sometimes based on crude geography (the thoughtless blending of whatever is available and then claiming the end result to be superior). We prefer to think of our wines as regional expressions of wine with fundamental quality.



Druk my Niet Wine Estate

In the Boland, amongst the endangered fynbos and several species of protea, you’ll find a small 24hr boutique winery called Druk My Niet.

This is where we make wine the environmentally friendly way. Our winery is situated in a biosphere reserve and we choose to use only sustainable farming methods. We’re a proud member of Biodiversity.

Our boutique wines are allowed to ripen at their own pace and our self-catering cottages are here for you to relax and unwind.



Eenzaamheid Wines

Eenzaamheid is a 7th generation family farm situated in Agter-Paarl, South Africa, founded in 1693. Cape Wine Master and resident winemaker, Janno Briers-Louw, brings wines of incredible value and taste.

The farm name “Eenzaamheid”, meaning solitude, is owned by Christo Briers-Louw, whose family has owned the land since 1775. Gravelly, decomposed shale soils assists in producing wines of great expression.



Landskroon Wines

Landskroon is situated along thesouth western slopes of Paarl Mountain, a mere 40 minutes from Cape Town and right in the heart ofthe Cape Winelands.

The estate offers a wide variety of quality white and red wines at affordable prices and Landskroon's Port has established itself as one of the leading port wines of South Africa.

Visitors to Landskroon are well rewarded with a stunning view over the vineyards and the farm towards Table Mountain.

Should you wish to prolong your stay, ask about the self-catering cottage.



Mellasat Vineyards

Mellasat Vineyards was created by the Richardson family in 1996 from the original farm Dekkersvlei which was established in 1693. Located near Paarl, in the heart of South Africa’s famous winelands just 45 mins from Cape Town. The vineyard enjoys a spectacular position under the dramatic Klein DrakensteinMountains together with panoramic views of the Paarl and its famous granite domes.

At Mellasat Vineyards we reckon we’re a bit different, which is why you’ll find a white Pinotage amongst our range of award winning wines. To make our wines more accessible we’ve established a tasting centre with stunning views of the Paarl valley and the craggy Klein DrakensteinMountains. And not content to leave it at that we’ve also created a Cemetery of Forgotten Wines in our underground cellar - an interesting and bizarre collection of museum wines that the consumer can interact with.




It all began in 1791; a journey of discovery with the love of winemaking at heart. Philippus Wolvaart, a man of courage and vision, bought the farm that lay between the Berg and Palmiet rivers for 5600 guilder. Hand in hand with his wife, Margaretha, they nurtured the land and built a strong foundation on which the success of Nederburg was to flourish.

The Nederburg winery bears witness to a legacy of heroes. In honour of five unique personalities, former cellar-master, Razvan Macici, comprised the premium wine range to celebrate the story of Nederburg's Heritage Heroes.



Ridgeback Wines

We produced our first white wine in 2000, and our five star award-winning Ridgeback Shiraz, created in 2001 was the first red. Ridgeback Wines has built on an impressive foundation and has been awarded numerous accolades and medals since 2001, both locally and abroad. Our winemaker, Toit Wessels, goes from strength to strength, refusing to settle for anything less than the best being released from the cellar.

In 2003, a modern winery was constructed with a 300 ton capacity. At present the total production is 16,000 cases, with large growth potential. The winery was complemented by the construction of a wine tasting facility which is perched over a large duck pond. Guests can view numerous breeds of duck languidly cruising the surface of the pond or fighting for a piece of cracker, which they enthusiastically accept when offered.



Painted Wolf Wines

Combining their passions for wine and conservation, Jeremy and Emma Borg created Painted Wolf Wines in 2007. Inspired by the successful social dynamics of an African Wild dog pack, they brought together a pack of grape growers, artists, conservationists and marketing experts.

Their distinct and unique offering is to produce carefully hand crafted, distinctive wines from organic and minimum farmed grapes, whilst actively supporting the conservation of the highly endangered African wild dog or ‘Painted Wolf’. A donation from each bottle sold in South Africa for instance, goes to the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Funds are also raised through their cycling adventures.



Perdeberg Wines

Our winery lies at the foot of the magnificent Paardeberg Mountain in Paarl, named after the scores of Cape Mountain Zebra that once roamed its slopes. Our vineyards span over 2300 ha and 75% are un-irrigated, whilst 50% are un-trellised, yielding a very low average of 7.8 ton/ha. These smaller berries from dry land bush vines, bring intense colour, added body and passionate flavours.



Under Oaks

The Britz family prefers to describe Under Oaks as “a place where everything is perfectly imperfect”! This is a family business and corporate is not part of the furniture. Here things are done slowly and in the old-fashioned way. We love to engage with our guests who often return as friends.

Ansela van Bengale was one of 11 slaves that arrived in the Cape between 1652 – 1657. She was originally from North East India but had been exiled to Batavia. Ship Captain, Pieter Kemp, sold her to Jan Van Riebeeck – for whom she worked as a domestic worker. In 1662 when he left the Cape, he sold her to Abraham Gebbema. In 1666 Ansela and her 3 children were of the first slaves set free.

n 1667 she became the second woman in eight years to receive a plot in Tafelvalley. Ansela and her son, Pieter, were christened in 1668. Her daughter, Anna de Koningh, married Oloff Bergh who was one of the wealthiest men in the Cape during that time. Amongst his properties was the farm, De Kuilen, a house in Heerengracht and the farm Groot Constantia, all of which Anna inherited.

Taste local Paarl wineries’ award-winning wines from 2019

with delicious canapes presented by Viande at Grande Roche Hotel. Limited tickets available!