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 longest running and biggest competition in South Africa, the Veritas Awards has earned its reputation as one of South Africa's most authoritative and credible competitions for market ready wines and is backed by a stringent judging system.
Merlot 2012 awarded Double Gold
This was the only Merlot in the whole competition to receive a Double Gold
Rough Diamond Limited Edition 2012 awarded Gold
A blend of Petit Verdot and Malbec
Picture by Bianca Coleman
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Winemaker Brad Paton said I was pleasantly surprised and excited by the acknowledgement of the Merlot."
Winemaker Brad Paton
Rough Diamond's Gold award follows its predecessor Rough Diamond 2006 which got a double gold. The Rough Diamond 2012 is only the second vintage Brad has made of this blend since 2006.
The Limited Vintage Blends are made in small quantities from Buitenverwachting's grapes and only sold at the Cellar Door.
Brad enjoys making blends; the Limited Vintage Blends are his speciality. He says "they add another dimension to winemaking and make a statement." He likes discovering different characteristics in a grape and producing a distinctive wine."
Husseys Vlei 2016
The Tasting Room will be moved to its superb new spot in the Old Wine Cellar soon.
More on that in our next news ...
'Living up to its name; Buitenverwachting - Beyond Expectation'