JUNE 2011

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.
Ernest Hemingway - Death in the Afternoon

Gold for Buitenverwachting
South Africa’s most respected wine competition The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show has just held its tenth annual judging of South African wines; a decade of bringing the attention of the wine loving public to the best wines in the land. There were 43 classes of entry to which 1062 wines were entered.
Gold achieved:
Hussey’s Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2010

The grape for this wine is grown in a very special vineyard situated high on The Constantiaberg in a portion of the farm known as Hussey’s Vlei. Sauvignon Blanc from this vineyard is always special, the 2010 has been acknowledged as superb by an illustrious panel of judges headed by wine connoisseur Michael Fridjhon.
Bronze achieved:
Hussey’s Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2009;
Maximus 2009;
Cabernet Franc 2009;
Cabernet Sauvignon 2006;
G Limited Vintage 2010;
Chardonnay 2010;
Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Winning an Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show medal is a great honour, each wine entered is closely scrutinised by an distinguished panel of nine judges headed by South African wine connoisseur Michael Fridjhon, who said: “The past decade has seen extraordinary changes at the top end of the South African wine industry and the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show played an important role in discovering new talent and showcasing this achievement”.

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A word from Lars
The harvest is now finally over. 2011 was a small crop at Buitenverwachting, but the qualities on red and white varietals are very exciting. While the winemaking processes continue in the cellar, the viticultural planning for 2012 are in full swing.
We are implementing new pruning methods and our former Riesling block is getting prepared for new plantings in September. Past experience proved to us that the dark red and rich granite soils are perfect for expressive Sauvignon Blanc.

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A Winter Wonderland
Winter in Cape Town;
Time to celebrate Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere!


Saturday 25 June at Buitenverwachting Restaurant
Warmth; Wine and Wonderful

Edgar and Etienne have planned a special treat
Two turtle doves,
Three French hens,

A Traditional Christmas Meal
Award winning Buitenverwachting Wines
Santa Claus making his rounds with sweet treats
This Special occasion Restaurant will be transformed into a ‘Wonderland’
All for under R300
And a partridge in a pear tree!
(Telephone the Restaurant 021 794 3522 to book).


Chef/Patron Edgar Osojnik’s Fine Bites Tasting Menus
4 course Fine Bites Tasting Menu with wines matched to each course
– R250
7 course Fine Bites Tasting Menu with wines matched to each course – R365
(Dinner only - tasting glass of wine per course)


Buitenverwachting Restaurant has won a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. The 4.5 rating out of 5 is something to be proud of !


Buitenverwachting Restaurant will be closing for its annual 6 week break
Wednesday 29th June 2011 to mid August.
Watch for your newsletter in August for opening specials ...
The Tasting Room and Wine Sales at the Farm will be open!

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Buitenverwachting, Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 794 5190  |  Facsimile: +27 (0) 21 794 1351  |  Restaurant: +27 (0) 21 794 3522
Email: restaurant@buitenverwachting.com  |  Website: www.buitenverwachting.co.za