Buitenverwachting means 'beyond expectation' and the farm lives up to its name, situated on the slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg. The history of the estate is rooted in the very heart of South Africa itself having once been part of the original Constantia Estate, founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the Cape. Buitenverwachting produces internationally acclaimed wines of great complexity with unique aromatic profiles and extraordinary elegance reflecting their cool climate Constantia location.  

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Buitenverwachting Brut

A full bodied, round and rich style with biscuit, mineral, and chalk.

Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc

This wine has a pale lemon yellow colour and aromas of green figs with hints of gooseberries and green peppers. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering feisty finish.

Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc

The grapes for this wine  come from a very special vineyard situated high on the Constantiaberg in a portion of the farm known as Husseys Vlei. The distinct character and charm of this micro-climate is captured in this sophisticated wine that is graced with a pristine lime core and overt chalky minerality.

Buitenverwachting Chardonnay

This full bodied, rich Chardonnay offers powerful citrus expressions and steely backbone, enriched by classic toasty and butterscotch-like characters brushed with mineral undertones with great balance.

Buitenverwachting Blanc de Noir

This blend of noble red varieties offers a combination of attractive crushed strawberry and raspberry characters brushed with fleshy peach aromatics and a well balanced frisky finish.

Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc
This full bodied sauvignon blanc based blend offers a variation of fruit characters including ripe gooseberry, green peppers, green melon and hints of tropical fruit finishing with freshness and a pleasing citrus tang.
Buitenverwachting Cabernet Sauvignon

A powerful yet restrained wine that offers tremendously concentrated blackcurrant and ripe cherry flavours embellished by discreet mineral and cigar-box characters. Pairs beautifully with grilled steaks, Karoo lamb chops, Ostrich and Kudu.

Buitenverwachting Merlot

This Merlot is richly styled and offers delicious raspberry, plum and chocolate charateristics. The sleek soft texture and lingering fruity finish offers the perfect accompaniment to game, lamb and game fish.

Buitenverwachting Meifort

A full-bodied and complex red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot with a warm, inviting nose packed with ripe plum and red cherry characters combined with spicy oak and tobacco characters.

Buitenverwachting Christine

Buitenverwachting owner, Lars Maack, honours his mother, Christine, with this flagship Bordeaux-styled blend that combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit verdot in a tightly woven blend that is a graceful symphony of style and elegance in true signature style.

Buitenverwachting 1769 Muscat de Frontignan

This classic Constantia dessert wine blooms with generous ripe apricot, melon,fynbos and baked apple characters, with sumptuous sweetness balanced by riveting natural acidity to a long succulent fresh finish.