Rooted in deep, decomposed granite soils and cooled by the temperate sea breezes from the surrounding oceans, Buitenverwachting wines are an expression of this unique climate.

The slow ripening climatic conditions with cold nights and modest day time temperatures translate into fresh, crisp and full bodied wines. Specialising in Sauvignon Blanc, the Constantia climate allows winemaker Brad Paton in conjunction with Viticulturist Peter Reynolds to ripen out all the under ripe green flavours. Most of the sites develop a unique “yellow” fruit flavours, such as melons, passion fruit, yellow apple and gooseberries.

Buitenverwachting’s coldest most south facing vineyards, also referred to as “Husseys Vlei” is an exception to the ripe style of Sauvignon Blancs. These sites produce Sauvignon Blancs of distinctive “green” but rich flavours similar to Green Peppers.

Only a few North Facing Vineyards with full sun exposure are suitable for Buitenverwachting’s Bordeaux red varietals. These wines are matured in French Barrique barrels for a period of two years and develop into complex, dense and fresh wines.

“Beyond Expectation”

Buiten Blanc

2019, Alc. 13.5% VOL

A well balanced, fruity, easy drinking white blend made up of majority Sauvignon Blanc a little Chenin Blanc and Semillon

Sauvignon Blanc Constantia

2019, Alc. 13.5% VOL

A vineyard selection Sauvignon Blanc that utilizes Buitenverwachting’s varying terroirs to make a balanced, layered Sauvignon Blanc with a long Finish

Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

2019, Alc. 13.0% VOL

A Sauvignon Blanc with a twist, the Sauvignon Blanc component (89%) gives the a fresh and fruity character while the Chardonnay (11%) softens the edges creating a full palate with notes of citrus

Hussey’s Vlei

2019, Alc. 13.0% VOL

A site-specific Sauvignon Blanc that showcases elegant aromatics, elegant minerality with notes of passion fruit and citrus.

Won Bronze Award in
Investec Trophy Wine show


2019, Alc. 14.5% VOL

A full bodied Chardonnay with zesty minerality. The wine spends 10 months in light French oak barrels to focus on the fruits characteristics with a lighter oak flavour coming through

3rd Time Lucky

2021, Alc. 13.5% VOL

An old-world style Viognier with floral and honey blossom characteristics. The wine is aged in French acacia barrels which adds to the structure and characteristics of the wine wine

Buitenverwachting G

2018, Alc. 14.0% VOL

A Gewürztraminer barreled in French oak for 10 months that boasts litchi and rose petal on the nose and has an elegant floral characteristic on the pallet. .


2021, Alc. 13.5% VOL

The first bush vine Chenin Blanc produced in the Constantia valley, barreled in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak allowing a bit of that oak to come through but still focusing on the Chenin Blanc’s elegant fruit


2017, Alc. 14.0% VOL

A barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc from a single vineyard site. The maximus is well structured with strong peach and nectarine characteristics


2022, Alc. 12.5% VOL

Made by whole bunch pressing Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon creating an elegant colour. Berry and strawberry characteristics create a perfect easy drinking summer wine


2017, Alc. 14.0% VOL

A full Bordeaux blend that spends 2 years in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels resulting in a every day, full bodied red blend


2017, Alc. 14.0% VOL

A Bordeaux blend made of majority Cabernet Savignon and Cabernet Franc with little bits of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Melbec. The Christine spends 24 months in new French oak barrels and another 3.5 years in bottles before being released. The Christine boasts savory and spicey characteristics.

Won Bronze Award in
Investec Trophy Wine show

Double Cab

2017, Alc. 15.5% VOL

Only made on exceptional years, the Double Cab is comprised of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was curated through individual plant selection in the vineyards, bunch and berry sorting in the cellar and matured in new French oak barrels for 28 months. The Double Cab shows intense red fruit berries right across to savory and spicey characteristics


2017, Alc. 10.0% VOL

Named after the year the first vineyard was planted in the region, 1769 is a 100% muscat de frontignon dessert wine that boasts the history of dessert wine in the Constantia Valley

Won Best Dessert Wine in the Country Investec Trophy Wine show

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