Constantia, South Africa
About the Winery
Buitenverwachting was part of the original Constantia Estate founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel. This beautiful farm, situated on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg, close to Cape Town and only kilometres away from False Bay, is renowned for its elegant wines.
After years of successful wine production this magnificent property had fallen into a state of neglect and disrepair. The Mueller family purchased the farm in 1982 and set about restoring and improving it.
The first harvest of 100 tons of grapes was in 1985 and exceeded all expectations… Buitenverwachting – “Beyond Expectation”.
Son Lars Maack took over the management of the farm in 1991. His focus was and is on transforming Buitenverwachting into a financially viable wine-producing farm with a happy, healthy and efficient staff. He is also enthusiastic about endorsing South African culture and heritage.
Dry, crisp, full-bodied
Drinking Window (Advisory)
Drink now and for the next two years.
A vibrant and fresh wine that will enliven any seafood, chicken or spicy Asian dishes over the next two years.