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Here’s to those who have been knocked down, but never out. Because life doesn’t ask us to sidestep the blows. It dares us
to move forward, even in the face of fear. These are the moments where champions are born.

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Our Story

Avante has emerged from the collaboration of 15 international rugby icons, united by their commitment to overcoming the odds. Led by World Cup champion John Smit, we’re making a global impact with an elegant potstill brandy that sets you apart from the rest of the pack.

Get to know our team?  

Raymond Rhule

Makazole Mapimpi

Jean De Villiers

John Smit

George Gregan

Butch James

Dallen Stanford

Whaisale Serevi

Justin Marshall

Schalk Britz

Jim Hammlition

Joseph Dweba

CJ Stander

Lukanya Am

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Our CAPE Brandy

This golden liquid is a story of beauty intertwined with tenacity—a narrative of extracting perfection from every grape. From the first sip to the last, each is a testament to the craftsmanship that defines us.


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