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Buitenverwachting Wine Farm

Buitenverwachting Wine Farm is situated in the heart of the historical Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. The farm boasts an exceptional range of wines as well as one of the top restaurants in the country. In addition, there are numerous other reasons to visit this beautiful farm that has been part of the rich history of the Cape since 1796.

The farm is on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg, about 12km from False Bay. Originally 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 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 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''.

A small block of Hanepoot table grapes which still bears fruit despite its ripe old age of nearly 100 years, has been retained as a growing tribute to the heritage of Buitenverwachting.

from: http://buitenverwachting.co.za/history.jsp

External Links

website: http://buitenverwachting.co.za/

Buiten Sauvignon Blanc Hussey

A new addition and a real stunner. Constantia, in the Cape, is renowned for its fine Sauvignon wines and this is a gem. Pale yellow in colour and a bouquet reminscent of green peppers combined with herbaceous aromas. The flavours are obsolutely delicious - figs, Granny Smith apples, greengage, with a splash of lime. Full bodied, minerally with a long, lingering moorish farewell. Awarded Veritas Double Gold, Old Mutual overall winner. [read on...]


£10.15  

A B V: 13.5% Vintage: 2010 Color: white Country: South Africa Region: Western Cape Code: 75874

Buitenverwachting "1767" Half Litre

A Constantia classic, famed for its sweet wines made from Muscat. Honey, lime marmalade, peaches, ripe apricots, melon and apple characters abound, beautifully balanced by delicious acidity bringing the lovely sweet flavours and mouthfeel into perfect haromny. Blue chesses, fois gras and salty dishes make perfect partners. Also, it makes a perfect end to a meal. Alc. 14. 5% [read on...]


£11.70  

A B V: 14.5% Vintage: non-vintag Color: white Country: South Africa Region: Western Cape Code: 75891


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