Avondale Wine Estate is home to award-winning FABER Restaurant (Top 30 Restaurants in South Africa, Best Garden Restaurant in Africa, Most Unique Experience in Africa and Best Restaurant View in South Africa).

This contemporary establishment is a farm-to-fork restaurant which serves seasonal, local and organic produce, mostly harvested from their organic garden. The menu changes regularly, ensuring a new experience for return guests.

FABER specials during May and June, 2021, include Mother’s and Father’s Day lunches. These run from 12pm, with the last reservation taken at 2pm.

Chef Dale Stevens Avondale Wine Estate. Picture: Claire Dunn
Chef Dale Stevens Avondale Wine Estate. Pictures: Claire Dunn

Mother’s Day Lunch: Sunday, 9 May 2021

2 course R390 per adult
3 course R450 per adult
6 course FABER menu R690 per adult
2 course kiddies’ menu R110 (for children under 12yrs)

When making a reservation, notify them of any specific dietary requirements, or allergies the kitchen needs to be aware of. A deposit of R150 pp is required to secure the booking.

Father’s Day Lunch: Sunday, 20 June 2021

2 course R390 per adult
3 course R450 per adult
6 course FABER menu R690 per adult
2 course kiddies’ menu R110 (for children under 12)

Avondale restaurant Paarl. Picture: Claire Gunn

FABER 2 course special

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday (from 12pm, last reservation taken at 2pm)
Dinner: Thursday to Saturday (from 6pm, last reservation taken at 7.30pm)
2 course R 275 per adult

FABER Weekend Steak Special
Friday and Saturday evenings (from 6pm, last reservation taken at 7.30pm)
FABER main course steak and a glass of Avondale Samsara Syrah 2011, R235 pp.

FABER bookings can be made online at Dineplan, via email faber@avondalewine.co.za, or call 021 202 1219.

The last 12 months has seen Avondale diversify, expanding its offering to include more than just its  award-winning food and organic and biodynamic wine. “We looked at the beauty Mother Nature has given us and felt it apt to transform a visit to Avondale into an entire experience, for everyone and anyone, by offering access to our home, our gardens and this natural beauty,” says proprietor Johnathan Grieve.

Other Avondale activities

Avondale Eco Wine Safari
A wine tasting experience like no other set in the actual vineyards, visitors will experience and hear first-hand the origin of the Avondale organic and biodynamic ‘slow wine’ process and the crafted detail that accompanies every bottle of wine from origin of the soil through to its specially chosen name and wine label design.

Avondale Garden Bar
The perfect way to end the week – sipping a glass of the Avondale organic wines or a gin cocktail in the beautiful Avondale gardens, surrounded by breath taking views of the Paarl and Simonsberg mountains.

A fine selection of produce from local like-minded suppliers, complete with readymade frozen FABER meals and the full range of Avondale wines. Using fresh produce from the surrounding farms and suppliers as well as fresh organic Avondale eggs, Ochra Deli serves breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.

Avondale Picnics
Choose from six private picnic tables on Avondale’s lawn, surrounded by the beautiful mountain views or be seated in the shade of the oak trees next to the stream. Complete with a picnic basket filled to the brim with delectable treats from FABER Restaurant and OCHRA Deli.

Avondale Farm Walks
On Saturday mornings experience the natural fauna and flora as you choose one of many different walking routes or complete all if you feel up for the challenge.

Avondale Venue Hire
Experience Avondale as the venue for your next event from small intimate gatherings.

“We have also started an Avondale Member’s Club,” adds Grieve. From discounts as high as 20% through to free delivery and complimentary wine tastings, it allows Avondale to stay connected to and reward its loyal base of wine lovers and friends.

Where: Faber Avondale Wine Estate Paarl South Africa
Book: Dineplan, faber@avondalewine.co.za, 021 202 1219.
Closed: 21 June – 20 July 2021