L'Avenir

Local Terroir. Global Flair

L’Avenir farm includes a fully-functional winery, from growing all of the grapes used for our wine production through to bottling & labelling. There is also a 4-star guest lodge, a tasting room at  Cellardoor, the country’s first dedicated Pinotage Lounge & the first cutting-edge conferencing facility in the winelands.

Cellardoor Tasting Room

The Cellardoor tasting room is open 7 days a week & offers a range of wine tasting offerings from blind tasting challenges for the more adept to sensory tasting boards for those just learning to explore wines.

We offer light lunches, picnics & cheeseboards which you can enjoy on the rolling lawns.

The Pinotage Lounge

In honour of the varietal which has driven L’Avenir’s acclaim, we have established an exclusive Lounge for intimate tasting experiences of the varietal with our winemaker at a cost of R 150 per person. For  groups of 6 or more, we are able to offer a vintage vertical tasting experience. The venue can also be  hired for small events & functions.

Country Lodge

The 4-star luxury bed & breakfast is an 11 suite retreat with a central great room, deck & breakfast alcove overlooking a shaded infinity pool. Each with individual deck or terrace, the rooms are fresh, gracious & welcoming.

Wine Ranges 

Far & Near:

The Far & Near range is our lifestyle range of easy-drinking wines made in a light style with no wood contact.

For the local market, the range consists of:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chenin Blanc (available only at Cellardoor)
  • Rosé de Pinotage
  • Pinotage Merlot
  • Pinotage (available only at Cellardoor)

The labels of the Far & Near range represent the strong French – South African connection of the farm by showcasing traditionally recognized French & South African elements alongside each other (boerboel & poodle, lavender & fynbos, springbok & cockerel).

Provenance:

The Provenance range is our Estate range, showcasing well-crafted wines of local origin made in a style that best accentuates the terroir of the region.

The range consists of:

  • Special Edition Rose (available only at Cellardoor)
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Merlot 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinotage
  • Stellenbosch Classic (Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Pinotage).

Single Block:

The Single Block range is our flagship including examples of wine made with great care from select mature vineyard blocks that consistently produce excellent quality fruit in very limited volume.

The wines are made to age & in a style that accentuates the complexity of the fruit.

The range consists of:

  • Pinotage  (5 000 bottles)
  • Chenin Blanc (3 000 bottles)
  • GlenRosé (2 500 bottles) 

Production of this range is limited to the yield of the vines & each bottle is numbered on the back label.

Future Eternal:

Our range of Methode Cap Classique wines are made in the traditional French Champagne style. The MCC’s celebrate the tradition of toasting to the future (l’avenir).

The range includes:

  • Brut Rosé
  • Brut

Additional

Mountain Biking & Trail Running Trails

The farm boast established mountain biking & trail running trails for outdoor enthusiasts. We have recently associated ourselves with Dirtopia who organize regular events at surrounding wine farms.

Fishing

Guests are welcome to grab a fishing rod or bring their own & their own bait & fish in the dams in adjacent to the cellar with the purchase of a bottle of wine.

The Deck (Leopard’s View)

At the highest point of the farm, amidst Pinotage Block 2, stands an old tree. Around the base of this tree, we have established a deck, ideal for intimate events or sunset sundowners with a bottle of bubbly.

We are currently constructing a tractor-drawn trailer to take visitors through the vineyards up to the deck in good weather.

Conferencing

Our Single Block facility offers cutting-edge conferencing facilities for corporates both local & international businesses. The venue, located above the barrel cellar, features uninterrupted, panoramic views encouraging innovation, collaboration & expanded thinking.

Contact details

Physical address: R44 Klapmuts Rd, Stellenbosch

Phone: 021 889 5001

Email: info@lavenir.co.za

Website: www.lavenirestate.co.za

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Twitter: @LAvenirWines