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A New Release At Avontuur!

11 December 2018  -  Avontuur Estate

The new Merlot 2016 Magnum from Avontuur is a great Christmas gift for any red wine lover.


We are happy to announce that Avontuur Estate now once again has a single varietal Merlot for sale after the last single varietal vintage of 1999. “It’s been close to two decades but as we are a mostly red wine producing winery,  every now and again a beautiful barrel or two pops up – and it’s just fantastic to be able to bottle it in a special, limited release like this,” says winemaker Jan van Rooyen.

The 2016 Merlot is in a Magnum bottle with a burgundy-coloured soft wax top and is already proving a hit in the tasting room at R350 per bottle.

“The wine is soft and juicy with lots of dark fruit on the nose and palate but what I really love is that unexpected savouriness on the palate which just gives it that spike of interest,” says winemaker Jan van Rooyen.

It’s also a great gift for a red wine lover and will age graciously for another few years in the bottle. Or just open it this festive season and enjoy with pork fillet, veal or even some of the less spicy Asian dishes.

To order contact our tasting room at or +27 21 855-3450. Or visit us at the farm on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The tasting room is open daily from 09h00-16h00 except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.