- Buitenverwachting originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, founded by Governor Simon van der Stel. This beautiful piece of land changed hands often, yet flourished as a wine farm thanks to the 90,000 vines planted in 1825 by Ryk Arnoldus Cloete. The farm has been lovingly restored to its former glory, while extensive planting of the most selected cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest in 1985 for the 'new' Buitenverwachting, the first harvest in 30 years. It was an historic achievement that lived up to the estate's name - 'Beyond Expectation'. Consistently rated among the top ten restaurants in the country, the fare at the estate's eatery ranges from noble continental to traditional South African dishes, in an exclusive venue overlooking the vineyards.
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