Things To Do in StellenboschAvontuur Wine Estate
Where? R44, Between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 17h00.
Weekends & Public Holidays from 09h00 to 16h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 855-3450
How much? Price on request
On your way up to Avontuur Wine and Thoroughbred Estate, you will pass by the 40 horsesí paddocks before arriving at the cellar. The estate is owned by the Taberer family and lies in the capable hand of winemaker Jan van Rooyen. 70% of the farmís wine is red and 30% white. Their five and ten year matured cognac-style brandy is definitely not something to miss out on either. When joining a cellar tour or a wine blending, youíll get to blend your own wine to take home afterwards.
Avontuur produces 30 000 cases per annum with two thirds sold on the estate and the rest being exported. Jan aimed to make world class champagne-style wine that had matured for at least three years and he got it right with the Avontuur Brut. Each wine in the Avontuur Premiere Range is named after the estateís finest thoroughbred horses.
The estate has a Test your Taste Buds tutored tasting which lasts 30 - 45 minutes. Guests are given five wines including Semi-sweet and Dry, White and Red and Estate's Potstilled Brandy. They are also given small bowls of edibles with various flavours such as sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Whilst tasting the wine they mark their feedback on a tasting sheet and can decide for themselves which flavours best match.