A red wine with great character

Buitenverwachting Christine 2013

Buitenverwachting Christine 2013
  • BUI-072013
  • Rich fruit notes with a pinch of tobacco
  • Powerful blend, has matured in oak for two years
  • Awarded with 4.5 stars by John Platter
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

25.95€ 34.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The Buitenverwachting Christine is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (37%), Cabernet Franc...
The Buitenverwachting Christine is a classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (37%), Cabernet Franc (18%), Merlot (18%), Malbec (8%) and Petit Verdot (5%), which can impress the connoisseur with its rich aromas of red fruits. Nuances of ripe cherries and black currants are very present and are accompanied by a light tobacco note and a hint of dark chocolate. Enjoy a powerful red wine like the Buitenverwachting Christine, which has matured for two years in French oak, best with dishes with dark meat or game.


Jg. 2013
4.5 John Platter Stars, Old Mutual Trophy Bronze, The Michelangelo Gold, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2012
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Silver, Old Mutual Trophy Gold, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2011
4.5 John Platter Stars, Veritas Bronze

Goes With:

Buitenverwachting Christine 2013
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (37%), Cabernet Franc (18%), Merlot (18%), Malbec (8%), Petit Verdot (5%)
Importer/ Distributor:
Weinland Ariane Abayan GmbH- Erikastraße 67- 20251 Hamburg- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Buitenverwachting, 37 Klein Constantia Rd, 7806 Constantia, South Africa
Bottle Cap:
25.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
6,4 g/l
Residual Sugar:
2,1 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for two years.

Buitenverwachting – A Jewel at the Gates of Cape Town

The winery Buitenverwachting which means ‚beyond expectations‘ is situated in the wine cultivation area Constantia, 12 kilometres away from the False Bay, at the gates of Cape Town. It used to be a part of the first winery at the Cape which was founded by Simon van der Stel – the first governor of the new Dutch colony – at the end of the 17th century.

Buitenverwachting is a true jewel in the South African Winelands. A wide avenue leads to the Cape Dutch manor house from 1796; forming a square around a giant cedar together with the old wine cellar, the carriage shed and the bachelor house. In 1980, the Hamburg couple Richard and Christine Müller purchased the historic estate and restored it with much love for detail. From the start, it was clear that it was not just about to help the architectural jewel to shine in new splendour but to also revive the wine cultivation. The hard work paid off quickly, and in 1985, the couple had their maiden harvest, the first in 30 years for Buitenverwachting! Today Lars Maack runs the estate.

Culinary Delights at Buitenverwachting

The restaurant at Buitenverwachting belongs to the best in South Africa. A historic whitewashed and thatched building invites visitors to linger. The Cape Dutch style keeps the long tradition of the estate alive. The visitors can enjoy a wonderful view of the vineyards and the picturesque Constantia Mountains which are part of the Table Mountain range. Here, they can treat themselves with culinary delights. Besides the restaurant, the new café Coffee Bloc offers excellent coffee specialities, delicious cakes and exquisite pastry.

First Class Wines

The owner of Buitenverwachting, Lars Maack and the Winemaker Chris Paton have decided to bring their red wines to the top, besides their high quality white wines – a demanding endeavour in which they definitely have succeeded. The wines of the estate enjoy an outstanding reputation worldwide – the Sauvignon Blanc has been at the top of the South African wine producers and the wine ‘Christine’, created according to characteristically French style, is a true classic from the Cape.

The vines grow in deep, decomposed granite soils and mild sea breezes give the required refreshment and the grapes thrive on southeast facing vineyards at an altitude of approximately up to 250 metres above sea level. Due to the excellent climate and the soil conditions at Buitenverwachting, top wines with a high complexity and unique aromatic profiles can be created.