RIEBEEK VALLEY • SWARTLAND
Allesverloren has a long history with Shiraz and Portuguese grape varieties, although it has broadened its portfolio of late to include 10 wines, ranging from Chenin Blanc to Port-style wine. The history of the farm dates to 1704 with the first grapes harvested in 1806. Some 140 years ago, it passed in to the hands of the Malan family and has remained there ever since. In 1939 the current owner, Danie Malan’s grandfather, also called Daniël Francois Malan, planted the first imported Portuguese grape varietals (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca, Souzao and Tinta Franciska) in South Africa on the farm.
Danie Malan is the fifth generation on the Swartland estate. The Malan’s continue to build on the proud traditions and the foundation created by the previous generations.
Apart from wine tasting, there's a wedding venue and forest chapel, and The Pleasant Pheasant restaurant that serves local fare.