Enjoy a stroll

Avondale Wine Estate, situated outside Paarl on the slopes of the Klein Drakenstein mountains, will open its gardens in aid of charity, on Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25.

Visitors can enjoy tea and scones and cakes in the garden.

The estate has views of the Simonsberg, Paarl Rock, the Klein Drakenstein Mountains, and in the far distance, Table Mountain.

After the abundant winter rains, the Avondale organic gardens are looking beautiful, and fresh flowers and plants will be on sale. Guests can also view the majestic private garden of Ginny Grieve; experience Avondale’s historic Cape Dutch buildings; view many mature trees; and walk through the working vegetable garden that supplies Avondale’s restaurant, Faber.

Stroll over the meandering streams; experience the indigenous beds, rose gardens and meadow; and watch the stately cows, working ducks and chickens in their free range environment.

Finish your walk with a tasting of the organic and biodynamic wines at the Avondale Wine Cellar, or book a meal at Faber, which has recently been awarded by Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards as the Best Garden Restaurant in Africa.

Entry is R25, under-12s enter free, and the gardens will be open from 10am to 4pm.

No dogs or picnic baskets allowed, and children are welcome under adult supervision.

For more information, contact them at wine@avondalewine.co.za, or call 021 -86 31976.

All entrance fees will be donated to the Avondale Community Organisation (NPO), which provides a creche and a playschool, ensuring a safe and caring environment for the community’s children.