Arriving with us mid-AprilWon Best Dessert Wine in the Country Investec Trophy Wine showIncredibly delicious sweet wine. Made just like Vin de Constance from neighboring Klein Constantia, which costs £60 for the same size bottle. 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
On any trip to South Africa, Buitenverwachting is almost always our first port of call on landing. It is the most wonderful place to sit and taste outside, and enjoy some fine food, with the ever-genial owner and host Lars Maack close by, aided by the brilliant Brad Paton, their highly talented winemaker. Buitenverwachting is a historic Constantia estate, with the name meaning “Beyond Expectation." It originally formed part of the Constantia estate which was founded by Simon Van De Stel, the first Governor of the New Dutch Colony of The Cape, who we know planted vines on.