Over the last decade, Michel Laroche has made a marked commitment to terroirs of distinction
outside of France. In 2005, he acquired L'Avenir Wine Estate. Located in Stellenbosch, South
Africa, L'Avenir is a 158 acre estate with 72 acres planted to vine. The L'Avenir vineyards have a
significant number of Pinotage and Chenin Blanc old vines which produce low yields of
phenolically ripe grapes.