The new vintage of South Africa’s icon port from Allesverloren has been unveiled. Deemed the must-have for drinks connoisseurs, the wine’s latest iteration re-affirms Allesverloren’s status as a shining light for premier quality.

With the launch of this 2020 vintage also comes a new name. The Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage now becomes Allesverloren Cape Vintage.

“We’re very excited about this latest edition,” says cellarmaster Danie Malan, 5th generation Malan at Allesverloren. “The extra maturation time afforded these wines prior to release means they’re always highly anticipated. The new name, however, aligns the wine in a way that will spur demand.”

The change is linked to the early 2000s ban on wines outside specific European areas using the name port. Wineries immediately adopted various names, but Cape Vintage has become the most widely recognised – in South African and internationally alike.

Throughout, Allesverloren’s commitment to building its legacy as the home of world-class port wine remained. It was under Danie’s father, Fanie, that Allesverloren imported the first Portuguese varieties for the exclusive purpose of making port-styled wines in South Africa.

That pioneering spirit subsequently led Allesverloren to become a champion of still, premium quality wines from these and other varieties too. Success has come from embracing innovation in the cellar while staying true to lessons learned over generations.

The status of Allesverloren port has given rise to a staunch following. At its heart, is recognition for the Malan’s consistent devotion to quality and shunning of passing trends. Allesverloren port has stood the test of time, and the Allesverloren Cape Vintage 2020 is the latest expression of this 150-year-old heritage.

The wine was crafted from several varieties among the farm’s highest quality vineyards. These thrive in soils of Malmesbury shale that occur along the slopes of the Kasteelberg

Mountain that is Allesverloren’s home. Once the grapes were harvested and vinified, the wine was fortified and matured in old oak barrels prior to bottling.

The result is a rich wine, deep ruby-red in colour with characters typical of elite port wines – dark, ripe fruit, raisins and fruitcake. The palate is velvet-smooth and lingering.

Allesverloren Cape Vintage is best enjoyed slightly chilled and pairs well with cheese and a variety of desserts. Great for the approaching cooler seasons, it also makes the perfect mix for a range of cocktails. Allesverloren Cape Vintage truly is an ideal, year-round drink.

Taste Allesverloren Cape Vintage 2020 and the rest of the farm’s range at its wine tasting room between Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

Allesverloren’s wines are available across the country and via its online store at

For more information, call 022 461 2589.

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