Riebeek Valley Wine Estates in Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West Western Cape near Cape Town South Africa

Allesverloren Wine Estate Riebeek Valley
Allesverloren Wedding Venue
Allesverloren Wine Estate Riebeek West

The cellar at Allesverloren. Danie Malan tasting his legendary Port. Owner and winemaker Danie Malan inspecting the vineyards. Allesverloren vineyards against the backdrop of Kasteelberg.
             
View of the Riebeek Valley from the tasting centre's veranda.   View from the main house over the lower vineyards.   The front veranda of the historic farmstead.   The outside area at the Allesverloren Function Centre.

 

CONTACT INFO:
Tel: 022 461 2320
Fax: 022 461 2444
Email: info@allesverloren.co.za
Web: www.allesverloren.co.za
On the R311 off the R46, between Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West.

OPENING TIMES:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 1.30pm
Unfortunately, we're closed on Sundays and some public holidays (Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day). It is advisable when you're planning your Allesverloren Wine Estate visit that you phone us in advance.

 

"Allesverloren" means "all is lost", and refers to the sad fate of this historic farmstead in 1704, when it was burnt to the ground and the farm destroyed. It was a bitter blow for the owner, the widow Cloete, a courageous woman who was one of the first settlers to venture into what was then the inhospitable Swartland region.

But things have been looking up for Allesverloren ever since, and the nature of the Swartland has changed profoundly and today welcomes visitors with characteristic warmth and hospitality. By 1806 the estate’s first wines had been harvested. In 1872 the Malan family took over the farm, and today the 227-hectare estate, renowned for its distinctive red wines, is still going from strength to strength.

Winemaker Danie Malan believes the secret of the success of Allesverloren wines is in the terroir. Months of maturation in oak barrels add warmth and body to the wines’ inherent fruity character, and the multidimensional reds – Tinta Barocca, Shiraz, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon and Port – have great ageing potential.

To celebrate 200 years of winemaking on the estate, a new tasting centre was opened in one of the oldest buildings on the farm in 2006. The building originally housed the farm manager and was later used as a stable, grain store and even a pig sty. The silo has been converted into exquisite toilet facilities, while the original dung floor has been replaced with cork. Stone and clay sections of this early-19th-centure structure can be seen behind glass frames at the entrance. Breath-taking views over the valley can be enjoyed from the large front stoep.

Pleasant Pheasant @ Allesverloren offers hearty meals in a large, well-appointed restaurant (booking is recommended), while the Allesverloren Conference and Function Centre is a popular venue for business and social gatherings. (see Wedding Venues > Allesverloren)


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