Family friendly vineyard, with contemporary restaurant and fine mountain views.
Originally part of the oldest continuously wine producing estate in South Africa. Buitenverwachting offers fine wines, splendid scenery over mountains and vines and fine food, which blend together, for a great visit.
A little history of Buitenverwachting
Buitenverwachting “Beyond Expectations” was originally part of the farm Groot Constantia, granted to Simon van der Stel in 1685, the VOC Governor of the Cape of Good Hope at the time. In 1773 200 morgen of land was sub-divided and sold to Cornelius Brink. The Mueller family bought the property in 1985, and the vineyards were replanted with select vines.
Laars Maack has managed the farm since 1991.
Groot Constantia at a glance
Wines of note
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Buitenverwachting Range 1769
- Hussey’s Vlei Sauvignon Blanc
- Buiten Blanc
- Cabernet Franc
- Limited Release G
- The Phoenix
- 3rd Time Lucky
Reasons to visit
- Historic Buildings
- Historic vines – 100 year old Hanepoot
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Bordeaux style red wines – Try the Christine
Best time to visit
All year destination. Early morning and late afternoon, is the best photographic and walking times.
What to do at Groot Constantia wine estate
Highlights on the estate
- Historic buildings
- Exceptional restaurants
- Wine tasting of world renowned wines
Things to do or see
- Wine tasting
- Manor house
- Historic gardens
- Children are welcome, with large lawns and squirrels to chase and space to roam
The estate has abundant space for children to play, as well as squirrels and wild fowl.
- Wander through the vines
Take time to walk through the vineyards, photograph and relax on the well kept lawns
South African home grown
The restaurant serves some of the finest contemporary South African cuisine
No annual public events
Set in a newly renovated historical building the food is contemporary – fusion style cuisine. The dishes are bridge between fine dining and relaxed bistro. The terrace faces the mountain with breathtaking views over vines and mountains.
Monday – Saturday: 10h00 – 17h00
Closed on Sunday
More vineyards on the Constantia Wine Route
Constantia Wine Route and Cape Point Vineyards