Allesverloren: our name is the guarantee

Allesverloren: our name is the guarantee

Few things in life are as lasting as one’s name. Fashions come and go, but a name sticks through thick and thin. And if, like Allesverloren, the date of establishment is 1704, that’s quite a record.

It’s the reason our name and wines have really stood the test of time, recognised for enduring quality. It’s the reason we’d like you to take our suggestion this winter to try the Allesverloren Chenin Blanc. We know winter is the season for red wine and port, which is why a white wine like Chenin Blanc really makes a refreshing and pleasant surprise.

In this edition of the newsletter, we include a recipe that will open eyes to this revelation. Plus there’s a little discount thrown in too. So, read on!

Taste Allesverloren at these events

First off, if you can’t make it to the winery in Riebeek Kasteel, then we invite you to taste our wines at one of the following upcoming events:

–        23 June, Durban: a five-course food and wine extravaganza

Allesverloren wines will be served at a dinner paired with vintage wines from Allesverloren. It takes place on the 4thfloor of 5 Durban Club Place. Reservations are R1 200pp or R1 750 for two, and include a complimentary magnum of 2010 vintage Allesverloren Port to take home. To book, phone 069 171 7103.

–        1 July, Stellenbosch: taste your way through SA’s top ports

A mini festival of port will be hosted in Stellenbosch, at Muratie Wine Estate’s Flavours of Winter festival. Tickets for the event, from 10:00 to 17:00, are R195pp and include the tastings and live music. Food will be available from the Muratie Farm Kitchen.  To book, visit www.muratie.co.za/muratie-event/flavours-of-winter/

New to the team

We’re very excited to welcome two new Allesverloren team members – Bradley Sickle in a senior management role and Ntando Lurwengu as Allesverloren ambassador.

A qualified chartered accountant, Bradley is involved in the overall management of Allesverloren Estate wines. He oversees amongst others strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, sales and marketing, and bottling and vineyard plans.

Bradley has over two decades of post qualification experience in senior finance roles in sectors such as FMCG, manufacturing, packaging, retail and agriculture.

Ntando Lurwengu is a BCom graduate and entrepreneur from Durban. To most South Africans however, he’ll be well-known as Mr South Africa 2021!

Ntando will be spreading the Allesverloren love far and wide, and we look forward to a long and dynamic relationship.

A brilliant recipe for Allesverloren Chenin Blanc

Now, as promised, here’s the recipe for pan-fried fish with brown butter. The dish’s flavours are a perfect match to the wine, which has an aroma of subtle graphite, yellow apple and lime. Winemaker Wilhelm de Vries describes the palate as showing ripe stone fruit with great balance of acidity. The finish is delightfully elegant.


Serves 4 and pairs with the Allesverloren Chenin Blanc

  • 4 200g-300g white fish portions or filletslike West Coast Shad, hake, or kingklip
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, halved


  • 8 baby fennels, halved
  • 200g sugar snap peas
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • 500g cooked baby potatoes


Pat the fish dry with paper towel. Season each portion well with salt and pepper. Heat 3 Tbsp butter in a non-stick pan, until it starts to bubble and add the fish portions and garlic. Cook for 4 minutes a side or until the portions pull away from the pan easily when lifted. Add the last Tbsp of butter towards the end and a squeeze of lemon juice. Using a tablespoon, collect spoonfuls of butter from the pan and pour it back over the fish repeatedly.

Fish overcooks easily. The moment it has lost its translucency and feels firm to the touch, remove it from the heat and serve.

To make the veggies, blanche the fennel and sugar snap peas in warm salted water for about five minutes, drain and refresh in ice water. Toss through a hot pan, add the butter and olive oil, and season well with salt and pepper and lemon juice. Serve immediately with the fish, cooked baby potatoes and pan juices.

Discount wine!

Of course, this month is a double header – Drink Chenin Day and Father’s Day are both celebrated now, which is why we’re in a really good mood and offering a special discount.

As you know, Allesverloren was built by families. The current Malan owners have been here since 1872 with the most recent iteration of fathers – from pioneer Fanie Malan, celebrated in the Fanie Malan Reserve Fine Old Vintage 2014, to current patriarch Danie and his viticulturist son, Fanie.

So, subscribers to this newsletter are in for a treat because you, dear friend, are entitled to a 20% discount on a six-bottle case of Allesverloren Chenin Blanc this month. (You might want to tell you friends!)

For you to access the discount, you must buy the wine online or at the tasting room. Use the promotion code: DrinkChenin 2023.


Stay in touch with Allesverloren

Remember, Allesverloren wines ordered online can be delivered to your door. For more information, call 022 461 2589.

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

Our best regards,

From everyone at Allesverloren

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