What type of wine is Allesverloren?

What type of wine is Allesverloren?

Frankly, we’re surprised that one of the most-asked questions on Google is What type of wine is Allesverloren?

Allesverloren is not a single type of wine, of course. Allesverloren is a pioneering South African wine estate near Riebeek Kasteel in the Swartland. Under the Malan Family for over 150 years, its range includes a variety of award-winning red and white wines, including fortifieds.

Hopefully, anyone wondering what type of wine is Allesverloren will forever be directed here. Now, for those familiar with our enterprise, we’re glad you’re with us! Here follows the latest news.

The 2023 harvest at Allesverloren

“It was a good year for wine, but perhaps maybe not a great year for farming,” says Fanie Malan, six-generation Malan at Allesverloren, after wrapping up harvest on March 17.

“It was a trying season, but one with great promise. While we saw almost no vineyard diseases and barely any pests, the heat and drought did put some strain on the plants.”

“Conditions led to lower yields from the vineyards, but this reduced pressure on the cellar. This meant we had some freedom to experiment with different winemaking processes.”

The extra flexibility also gave the winemaking team time to spend with visitors. Towards the end of February, Allesverloren gave bloggers, members of the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) and students of the Cape Wine Academy the chance to experience harvest.

This included picking Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, taking a cellar tour, a traditional harvest lunch and a vertical tasting of Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon. Nobody here came away wondering what type of wine is Allesverloren?

Fanie reckons that the team is excited about the quality of the 2023 harvest.

If you know of anyone keen to track the progress of this year’s wines, get them to sign up to this newsletter.

Allesverloren’s latest wine awards

Awards aren’t everything, but an independent thumbs-up is always welcome. For Allesverloren wines, this most recently came from the panel at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge.

Our top performers were, the Allesverloren

  • Chenin Blanc 2022                                     GOLD MEDAL
  • Tinta Barocca 2018                                     GOLD MEDAL
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 2019                        GOLD MEDAL
  • Shiraz 2019                                                   DOUBLE GOLD (90 points)
  • Fine Old Vintage 2018                               GOLD MEDAL
  • Fanie Malan Vintage Reserve 2014         DOUBLE GOLD (92 points)

All these champions and more are available for sale from the online shop and estate. (Now you know, the only answer to the question what type of wine is Allesverloren? It’s award-winning wine!)

A dish that shines with Allesverloren Shiraz

Allesverloren Shiraz is a delicious wine, made with a variety that loves the Swartland. Our expressions are typically reminiscent of violets and forest fruits. The flavours recall a variety of spices and more of that fruitiness, occasionally with liquorice or salinity.

Fish might seem to be a bold choice to pair with a rich Shiraz, but it works because of the flavours accompanying the fish. The hoisin and plum sauce echo the fruit in the wine while the acidity of the rice wine vinegar and the heat of the chili kick it up a notch. The oyster sauce brings its own salty, briny richness as does the chicken stock and soy. Despite all these elements, the delicacy and subtlety of the fish keeps everything in check and allows the wine to express its rich, bright fruitiness.



  • olive oil
  • 15g butter
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5cm ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 15ml (1tbsp) rice vinegar
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) oyster sauce
  • 5ml (1 tsp) Chinese chili paste
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) hoisin sauce
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) plum sauce
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) chicken stock
  • 5ml (1 tsp) soy sauce
  • 1 x 1.4kg whole firm white fish
  • Salt, to taste


  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 baby marrows, julienned
  • 1 baby red cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
  • 10ml (2 tsp) honey


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat oil and butter, in a sauce pan over medium heat. Fry the garlic and ginger for 3-4 minutes. Add the rice vinegar and cook until reduced by a third. Add the oyster sauce, chili paste, hoisin, plum sauce, chicken stock and soy sauce and cook until a syrupy consistency. Place the fish in a baking tray and drizzle both sides with olive oil. Season with salt. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Pour the glaze over and bake for a further 12-15 minutes or until glaze is slightly caramelized. Heat the olive oil in a medium pan over high heat. Add the vegetables and pan fry for 5 minutes until wilted and cooked through. Add the soy sauce and honey and stir through. Top the fish with the vegetables before serving.

Never get stuck without Allesverloren

Remember, Allesverloren wines are available online via www.allesverloren.co.za, and can be delivered to your door. For more information, call 022 461 2589.

Stay up to date with events at Allesverloren by following @allesverlorenwines on Facebook and @allesverlorenwine on Instagram.

Our best regards,

From everyone at Allesverloren, and especially to anyone who has ever asked what type of wine is Allesverloren?

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