Historic winery in the South African wine sector Constantia in the region Coastal region (see history there). It was once part of the governor's original Constantia farm Simon van der Stel (1639-1712). After his death, the property was divided into three parts Groot Constantia. Little Constantia and Bergvliet disassembled and sold. In 1769, Cornelis Brink acquired 200 acres of the Bergvliet part and received its current name. The self-confident name means "exceeding expectations". The winery specified 1796 as the year of foundation. After several changes of ownership, it was acquired in 1825 by Ryk Arnoldus Cloete, a member of Groot Constantia's long-standing family of owners.
Today the company is owned by a German family who immigrated from Hamburg. It is managed by Lars Maack-Mueller. A restaurant is attached, which is one of the top 10 in South Africa. The winery is only 12 kilometers away from the Atlantic coast. The total estate covers 147 hectares, the vineyards cover 105 hectares of vineyards. They are with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc (two thirds of the area), Chardonnay. Chenin Blanc. Gewurztraminer. Pinot gris and Riesling, as well as with the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (two-thirds), Cabernet Franc. Merlot. Pinot Noir, Malbec ( Cot ) and Petit Verdot planted. The premium wines are "Constantia Sauvignon blanc", "Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc" and "Christine" ( Bordeaux blend ). Around 60,000 bottles of Constantia wines and a further 60,000 bottles of grapes are produced outside the area under "Buiten Blanc" every year. This is one of the most successful white wines on the Cape.