On Avondale organic wine farm near Paarl, it’s an extraordinary combination of modern science and the wisdom of ages that creates its unique wines. The success of this holistic method is thanks to the open-minded and creative approach of proprietor Johnathan Grieve, whose thirst for knowledge is unquenchable even by the classic, naturally made “slow” wines his hard work produces.
Grieve pioneered the organic-biodynamic-scientific approach he calls BioLOGIC®. It works as a dynamic system in which soil and water, plants, animals and people, and energy are part of a complex web of relationships and networks, interconnected and interdependent. Guided by the Avondale ethos of “Terra est vita”, or “Soil is life”, Grieve bases his system on the simple but profound principle that healthy soil produces healthy plants.
Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl, South Africa
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