Reviews


Craig Gibbs

Great food, wonderful service. Not a kid...

9/4/16
Great food, wonderful service. Not a kid venue but they were very accommodating
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Richard Sherman

White wines excellent. Service not bad but...

8/5/16
White wines excellent. Service not bad but not on par with other estates in the area. Wine tasting experience is mediocre whichnis a pity because some of their white wines are some of the best.
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Diego Perelman

More than excellent food, beautiful farm and...

7/16/16
More than excellent food, beautiful farm and good wines
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Hein Odendaal

Great service, friendly staff. The hospitality we...

5/16/16
Great service, friendly staff. The hospitality we received was fantastic. They accommodated our group of 14 people and we all walked out with a smile. Thanks!
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Joe Black

Bellissimo e buonissimo

2/25/16
Bellissimo e buonissimo
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About Winery and Wines


This beautiful farm on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg and barely 12km from False Bay, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.

First sold as a 200 morgen sub-division to Cornelis Brink in 1773, Buitenverwachting changed hands all too often. And yet it flourished as a wine farm, due mainly to the 90 000 vines planted in 1825 by Ryk Arnoldus Cloete, brother of the famous Hendrik Cloete of Constantia.

From 1866, the fortunes of Buitenverwachting were inextricably linked to those of the Louw and Lategan families. One of the most colourful characters was Oom Danie Lategan, whose trademark was the freshly picked camelia he wore on his lapel every day. It was his daughter, Olivia Lategan, who was to forge the link between the Lategans and the Louws. Born at Buitenverwachting, she returned as mistress of the farm when she married George Louw.

Imbued with a sense of history, the Mueller family has retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting. The farm was lovingly restored to its former glory while extensive planting of the most selected of cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes - the first harvest the farm had seen in 30 years. An historic achievement that lived up to its name: Buitenverwachting - "Beyond Expectation".