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Buitenverwachting - Constantia Wine Route - Cape Town
Buitenverwachting - Constantia Wine Route - Cape Town

Buitenverwachting Wine Estate

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

  • Maximus
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Buitenverwachting Range 1769
  • Christine
  • Meifort
  • Hussey’s Vlei Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Buiten Blanc
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Limited Release G
  • The Phoenix
  • 3rd Time Lucky


Brad Paton


Peter Reynolds

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
  • Photography
  • Manor house
  • Historic gardens
  • Restaurant
  • Bakery
  • Children are welcome, with large lawns and squirrels to chase and space to roam

For children

The estate has abundant space for children to play, as well as squirrels and wild fowl.


  • Wander through the vines
  • Cycling


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


website: Buitenverwachting
email: Enquiries
tel: (021) 794 5190/1

Social Media

Facebook: Buitenverwachting


Buitenverwachting Restaurant

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.

website: Buitenverwachting Restaurant
email: Enquiries
tel: (021) 794 3522

Wine tasting

Monday – Saturday: 10h00 – 17h00

Closed on Sunday

More vineyards on the Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Wine Route and Cape Point Vineyards

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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