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“Good but not great”
Review of Buitenverwachting

Buitenverwachting
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$198.18*
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Premium Full-Day Wine Tour in Constantia from Cape Town
Ranked #7 of 24 things to do in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
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Manchester, England
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

We went here for an afternoon bottle of wine and lunch and whilst there is no denying it is lovely, I think we were expecting something a bit grander, certainly view-wise.
We were told that Constantia Uitsig is the better one but that was shut due to baboons coming down off the mountains.
It's definitely worth a visit as it is a great afternoon out, but just lacked a certain something to make it truly special.

Visited February 2012
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Excellent wine in a beautiful location”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Buitenverwachting is situated on the hillside in a beautiful location. The approach through the vines is spectacular.

The tasting room is always cool & never crowded. The staff are friendly & very generous with their free tastings of the excellent selection of wines.

Afterwards, treat yourself to a picnic. Remember to make a reservation beforehand.

Visited March 2012
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Seeshaupt, Germany
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Estate”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Excellent wines, perfect food, very pleasant atmosphere, superb service. By far the best experiences (with repeats) of our trip.

Reservation in advance necessary, prefer window seating.

Visited February 2012
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Newbury UK
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147 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Lovely Winery - Setting perfect”
Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went here for our first wine tasting of three Constantia vineyards. Buitenverwachting is a great location with beautiful views, gardens, restaurant and wine tasting setup. Wines were very nice but nothing great stood out but nicely presented and served. Very enjoyable wine tasting- highly recommend a visit. We didn't do lunch so can't comment on the food but it did look a lovely spot either for a picnic or restaurant lunch.

Visited March 2012
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Ludlow
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Warm Welcome, good wine”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Doing the Constantia Wine trail, fetched up at Buitenverwatchting and had excellent, free wine tasting, very helpful and informative staff, other facilities, shop, restaurants looked good too

Visited February 2012
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