At Avondale, we strive for biodiversity throughout the farm, not just along the uncultivated fringes but also in the vineyards. There is no better measure of the robustness of any ecosystem than its biodiversity. Multitudes of life forms reduce vulnerability, protect the ecosystem from shocks and enable it to restore and regenerate more quickly. Avondale was one of the first South African wine producers to be awarded the World Wildlife Fund’s Biodiversity in Wine certification. We are blessed with a wonderful array of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles on the farm.