The Constantia Valley is the oldest wine growing region in South Africa. It produces

distinctive wines which have established the valley as a world renowned appellation.
Buitenverwachting Wine Estate is an integral part of that distinction.

The Restaurant    

The A Team


From left to right: Lanita, Etienne, Edgar and Yolanda


Edgar Osojnik - Chef Patron creative and talented
Yolanda Osojnik - Events with flair
Etienne Borman - Restaurant Manager par excellence
Lanita van Dyk - Admin without which we can’t function

Spectacular views "incredible menu and food out of this world" said a recent guest. Some recent reviews say it all and have wonderful pictures:

Simon and Baker - International travel review
"The marvellous setting, well cooked meal, and lovingly presented dishes paired with wines made onsite were a treat, leading to one of the best lunches I had that trip." 


Sandy Cadiz Smith - Eating Covent Garden
Lunch time delights...

Candice Bressler - A Gorgeous Life
"It was an elegant and refined dining experience, with fantastic wines and both of us absolutely loving two out of three courses. I’d be keen to return and try the rustic menu, as it would be interesting to compare the dishes and prices points. Regardless, we’ll be back."

Many more including Trip Advisor reviews HERE.

The Restaurant will be closing for its normal winter break at the end of June and re-opening on the 1st September.   



Coffee Bloc  




Coffee BloC will be open for Breakfasts Monday to Saturday and Light lunches Wednesday to Saturday. On those lovely sunny winter days it is great to sit in the Courtyard and enjoy your freshly roasted coffee and do some wine tasting if you so desire ...



The Wine


Brad Paton

The industry’s body VinPro said "South Africa’s wine-grape crop will probably be the smallest since 2011 after El Nino caused excess heat and dry weather."
We chatted to talented winemaker Brad Paton to find out how the harvest went and the latest news on Buitenverwachting’s wines; he said "Although the country was in a drought Buiten’s were fine because of ground water. We don’t water but Buitenverwachting is blessed with good underground water." He said that it was a pleasant vintage, the grapes and the vines were in good condition.
"There were some heat waves but not too bad, the conditions were excellent and the crops were on a par with the 2015 crops which were good."


Brad believes 2016 is an exciting year for the wines.



Tasting Room


Knowledgeable Chantel Ball looks forward to welcoming you to the Tasting Room.
Just released:
Christine 2011
Meifort 2011
Merlot 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Chardonnay 2014 is sold out but there are a few Magnums of this award winning wine available.
Soon to be released:
Chardonnay 2015
Blanc de Noir 2016
The last release of the Double Gold winner Rough Diamond was 2006 - wine lovers can look forward to a release of Rough Diamond 2012 later this year. 



Events and Conferencing 

Rolls Royce event

Brilliant and creative team under the direction of talented Yolanda Osojnik will make your event, conference or special day unique.
Recent events organised with panache for Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz can be seen on the Facebook page …






The exquisite designs of Maack & Martin can be seen in the Tasting Room or you can contact them to have that distinctive bespoke piece made for that special occasion.



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
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