Historic winery in the South African winemaking area Constantia in the region Coastal region (see the history there). Once it was part of the governor's original Constantia farm Simon van der Stel (1639-1712). After his death, the property became the 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 founding year is stated by the winery 1796. After several changes of ownership, it was acquired in 1825 by Ryk Arnoldus Cloete, a member of the long-term owner family of Groot Constantia.
Today, the company is owned by a German immigrant from Hamburg. He is led by Lars Maack-Mueller. A restaurant is affiliated, which belongs to the top 10 South Africa. The winery is only 12 kilometers away from the Atlantic coast. The total property covers 147 hectares, the vineyards cover 105 hectares of vineyards. They are with the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc (two-thirds of the area), Chardonnay. Chenin Blanc. Gewurztraminer. Pinot gris and Riesling, as well as with the red wines Cabernet Sauvignon (two-thirds), Cabernet Franc. Merlot. Pinot Noir, Malbec ( Cot ) and Petit Verdot planted. The premium wines are "Constantia Sauvignon Blanc", "Hussey's Vlei Sauvignon Blanc" and "Christine" ( Bordeaux blend ). Every year around 60,000 bottles of Constantia wines and another 60,000 bottles of grapes outside the area are produced under "Buiten Blanc". This is one of the most successful white wines on the Cape.