Buitenverwachting

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 Buiten Blanc
Buitenverwachting specialises in Sauvignon Blanc, with the slow ripening climatic conditions in their vineyards translating into fresh, crisp and full bodied wines. The composition of the Buiten Blanc varies from year to year, with the 2020 vintage being entirely made from Sauvignon Blanc. Previous vintages have included small portions of Chenin Blanc and/or Semillon.
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Buitenverwachting Rosé
A 'Bordeaux Blend' of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot make up this interesting rosé, made in a refreshingly dry style.
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Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay
A charming new blend from Buitenverwachting. A mix of predominately, Sauvignon Blanc blended with a small portion of Chardonnay. A deliciously, easy drinking, dry, unwooded white wine from one of the most historic wine estates in the Constantia Wine Valley.
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Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc
The Constantia wine valley, is well suited to cool climate style Sauvignon Blanc production. Buitenverwachting has a special affinity for Sauvignon Blanc, being made in a variety of styles, as a single varietal wine and it can be found in blends.
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Buitenverwachting Chardonnay
Historic Buitenverwachting, located in the Cape Town suburb of Constantia, benefits from cool nights and modest day time temperatures, ensuring slow grape ripeing. This translates into fresh, crisp and full bodied wines. This premium Chardonnay was barrel matured for 10 months.
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Buitenverwachting Meifort
Buitenverwachting's wines show an expression of the unique climate of their vineyards, which are cooled by the temperate sea breezes from the surrounding oceans. The Meifort is led by Cabernet Franc, followed by other Bordeaux red varietals, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
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Buitenverwachting Christine
Steeped in history, Buitenverwachting formed part of Simon van der Stel's original Constantia holding, with vines planted here since the 1700s. Current owner Lars Maack, honours his mother, Christine Mueller with this flagship Bordeaux Blend, made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak.
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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.

Buitenverwachting Limited Release

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Buitenverwachting Hussey's Vlei Sauvignon Blanc
Buitenverwachting's coldest and most southerly facing vineyard on the estate is known as “Hussey's Vlei” and produces a Sauvignon Blanc that is distinctively “green”, herbaceous and richly flavoured. Part of the limited release range.
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Buitenverwachting Maximus
Rich but elegant, with a beautiful lengthy finish.
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Buitenverwachting G
Beautiful subtle Gewurztraminer characteristics on the nose and pallet, round soft mid palate and at the same time very elegant. This “Old-World” style of Gewurztraminer is amazing with any Thai, Indian curries and “buiscy” seafood dishes.
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Buitenverwachting 3rd Time Lucky
Elegant and full flavours with floral and sometimes notes of “Muscat". This is a very versatile wine that will go with many styles of cuisine.