SA Weddings recently visited Avondale wine estate for the launch of the incredible FABER restaurant space and to scout out another potential picture-perfect Western Cape wedding venue to add to your list this summer.
'The Avondale story is one of embracing ground-breaking biodynamic and organic farming practices to produce wines that reflect the terroir; wines that pay tribute to the soils that produced them. The same can be said of the cuisine on Bulpitt’s brand-new menu, where this progressive chef take inspiration from the seasons, the land, and the finest local produce.
Bulpitt certainly won’t have far to travel in search of fresh seasonal produce for the FABER kitchen. Avondale’s organic and biodynamic food garden has already been extended to produce fresh vegetables and herbs for the restaurant, while stone fruits and citrus from the farm’s orchards arrive with the changing seasons. Eggs are harvested daily from the eco-friendly egg-mobile, housing Avondale’s free range chickens, and in time the farm will provide a steady march of broiler chickens and pasture-reared organic beef to the kitchen.
It’s the perfect mirror for this remarkable collaboration between two passionate craftsmen: marrying the terroir-driven wines of Avondale with the seasonal cuisine from chef Eric Bulpitt, FABER is set to redefine the world of Cape winelands cuisine.'
FABER's décor of the renovated dining space perfectly blends classic style and country elegance. With a spacious terrace, bountiful garden bursting at the seams with florals and seasonal produce, as well as a cellar space that wows and can double up as a wedding ceremony space- whether your ideal wedding is indoors, outdoors, opulent or more rustic- this space really has it all.
FABER and Avondale host weddings that can be tailored to you and your wedding dreams, and we can vouch for the fact that the food and wine experience will be as memorable as the setting itself!