THE 2019 AUCTION VENUE
The Cape Wine Auction is a roving event. We like to keep things fresh and interesting, and we are utterly spoilt with the beautiful wine farms that surround us. Each year the event is held on a different farm, giving guests the chance to explore new and magnificent venues.
— Saturday 2 March 2019 —
Registration: 11h00 for 11h30 Arrival, Registration and pre drinks on the lawn.
The Event: 11h30 – 18h00 Auction with a Seated Lunch and Live Entertainment and post event drinks on the Lawn
Dress code: Cocktail Dresses & Collared shirts (Ladies please note some of the event is held on grass so wedges or flats are suggested).
Successful bidders will be contacted post event for payment, payment will be due 14 days post invoice.
Preregistration will be required by confirming name, dietary requirements, contact details and postal addresses via a contact form which will be sent out mid-February.
Buitenverwachting meaning “Beyond Expectations” forms part of the original Constantia Estate, which was founded by Governor Simon van der Stel. First sold as a 200 morgen sub – division Buitenverwachting changed hands all too often and was finally purchased by the Mueller family in 1980. Imbued with a sense of history, they retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting, restored the historic buildings and established over 30 homes for all staff members working on the 150 hectare estate.
Rooted in deep, decomposing granite soils and cooled by temperate sea breezes from the nearby oceans, Buitenverwachting’s vines produce internationally acclaimed wines of great complexity with unique aromatic profiles.
The Wine Tasting experience is housed in the historic wine cellar with it’s traditional thatched roof, white washed walls and rare yellow-wood ceilings.
The Restaurant is situated in one of Buitenverwachting’s original thatch buildings and forms part of the historic complex of the wine estate. The surrounding natural wild fauna and farming landscape of Buitenverwachting serve as inspiration for Head Chef and Partner Edgar Osoijnik. The menu offers a variation of delicious refined but rustic-traditional dishes as well as a fine dining menu.
The mountain facing terrace allows for breath taking views over the vineyards onto the picturesque Constantia berg mountain, which forms part of the UNESCO – World Heritage Site (Table Mountain range).