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APRIL 2011

 
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend;
one's present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason.
- Latin saying

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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Chef/Patron Edgar Osojnik has introduced an exciting new a la carte menu as well as Fine Bites Tasting Menus for both lunch and dinner.
 
4 course Fine Bites Tasting Menu: R250 with wine matched to each course: add R75
7 course Fine Bites Tasting Menu: R365 with wine matched to each course: add R125
  (Dinner only - tasting glass of wine per course)

 

Saturday’s will see Saturday Roast Special starting at the beginning of April for lunch only.
  
• Roast with Sauce, Potatoes and a Vegetable - R99
• Soup of the day followed by the above - R149
  
The Saturday Specials will be served with an Amuse Bouche (Edgar’s Amuse Bouche surprise is renowned) and Petit Fours! Great Value!

 

Edgar emphasises that all beef served is ‘free range’; that chicken is pasture reared (makes a big difference to the taste); he uses organic vegetables wherever possible.
 
He says “local products are lekker”.

The down to earth, humble approach to gastronomy comes as a welcome surprise in this Master Chef!

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Exciting News ...
  
Winemaker Brad Paton will be presenting Buitenverwachting wines in the Restaurant during the Autumn season

• Thursday April 28th will feature Buitenverwachting’s White Wine Dinner
• Thursday May 26th will feature Buitenverwachting’s Red Wine Dinner

Edgar will be creating the perfect dish to accompany each elegant wine.

   

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Wine News ...
  

This month the focus is on Hermann Kirschbaum - Cellar Master

 
Hermann how was the harvest?
“It was a good harvest enjoyed by all... well most of the time. Everything went smoothly block by block; all grapes predictably ripe as we went. It’s not a big crop, similar to 2010. The Red’s have come in very nicely with good sugars, the Cabernet was perfect! The Merlot fantastic and the Cabernet Franc is looking good. The Sauvignon Blancs also look great with one block showing exceptional quality. The harvest went like clockwork; we didn’t have to make any contingency plans, the weather also played along.”

 
He and Brad Paton work very well together and the team is exceptional. He says that they are happy that a lot of people enjoy the style of wine that they produce.
 
This is a man who loves Buitenverwachting with a passion! It comes from his gut which shows in his commitment. He knows the many hectares of vineyards like the back of his hand and has enjoyed working at Buitenverwachting for 19 good years. Hermann says that he would like to raise a glass to all the loyal supporters.

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Functions ...
  
Yolanda will assist you with any celebration that you have in mind. Her expertise will ensure that your wedding; birthday; anniversary or any other special occasion will be a dream come true.
 
Please telephone her on 021 794 0042 for a free consultation.

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Maack & Martin
  
Feeling romantic or need that special present ... Meagan Maack and Colette Martin will design that special piece of jewellery for you. Bespoke Jewellers.

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Tasting Room ...

A reminder that tasting is free at Buitenverwachting.
You will be welcomed during the following times:

• Monday to Friday from 10h00 to 17h00
• Saturday 10h00 to 15h00

We are not open on Sundays, we have a comprehensive staff policy; the people that work on the farm live in a beautiful village on the farm and family life is encouraged.
 
Managing Director Lars Maack is of the philosophy that it is very important for families to have a day of leisure and/or worship together. It works for us! Please accept our apologies if it is inconvenient ... we will more than make up for it when you visit!

   

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ALL AT BUITENVERWACHTING WISH OUR READERS A HAPPY EASTER!




THE CELLAR - 021 794 5190 FOR WINE TASTINGS OR PICNICS
 
THE RESTAURANT - 021 794 3522 FOR INFORMATION OR TO BOOK

 

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