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Avontuur Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa.
Home of fine wines and fast horses. Avontuur Estate lies on the south-western slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, between Somerset West and Stellenbosch. Cool breezes and long summer days, coupled with the skill and care of our winemaker, produce internationally-renowned wines. Our prized thoroughbreds are raised in the same way. Horses and wine have been worthy companions since antiquity and for both we obey the motto “Quality over quantity”.
The winery boasts a cosy tasting room where our wines may be tasted daily. Patrons are welcome to extend their stay by enjoying our Mediterranean-inspired menu in the restaurant, either inside beside the fireplace or outside on the terrace with its commanding views of False Bay. With 80 Ha under vines, we harvest about 450 tons of grapes annually.
The stud was established in the late 80’s and has since acquired some superb broodmares. In 2008 champion European speed sensation VAR arrived on the estate as lour stallion and his first crop of yearlings were sold in 2008. Our yearlings are auctioned annually at the South Africa National Yearling Sales. The stud enjoys an excellent track record on local and international racing circuits.
Tasting Room and Sales: Monday-Friday from 09h00 through 17h00, Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 through16h00.
Estate Restaurant: Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Avontuur Estate is on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, which is on the N2 east of Cape Town, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N1 and the N7. It is approximately 35 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.
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Author: Alan McIver
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