Come Wine With Us: Allesverloren Wines | Cowboys and Cooks

Flashback to the Come Wine With Us #LikeFathetLikeSon food and wine evening that was held in Cape Town in association with Allesverloren Wines and Cowboys & Cooks.

The whole evening was about celebrating Dads over wine and conversations with Allesverloren Owner Danie Malan sharing his story and winemaking skills. Added to the atmosphere and the vibe, music artist Harry Campbell Senior set the tone country style.


Owner, Michael Townsend, who is the Founder of the Harbour House Group. He developed the Harbour House in Kalkbay 20 years ago and turned it into an empire of 23 different restaurants. After selling that, he decided to venture into something new which is now Sevruga and Cowboys and Cooks.

Cowboys and Cooks are purveyors of the perfectly-prepared steak. They have the utmost respect for the meat they serve. So much so, every piece of meat on their menu is Chalmar beef, aged for a few extra days.


On arrival we enjoyed a glass of Allesverloren Chenin Blanc 2018.

Subtle nuances of lead pencil, yellow apple and lime. On the palate this medium bodied wine shows nice ripe stone fruit, great balanced acidity and a smooth elegant finish.

Allesverloren, situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Kasteelberg near Riebeek West, is the oldest estate in the Swartland Wine of Origin district and is renowned for its red wines and port.


Roasted Marrow Bone served with crispy crumbs, parmesan, toasted Ciabatta, parsley salad with lemon vinnaigrette.

Beef Carpaccio served with wild rocket, parmesan shavings, herb dressing and fried garlic.

Truffle infused Cauliflower Soup served with crispy bacon and crumbs.

Paired: Allesverloren Trés Vermelhos 2017

Trés Vermelhos is the first blend in the Allesverloren range of cultivars traditionally grown in Portugal. This elegant red blend comprises of Souzao, Tinta Barocca and Touriga Nacional. Deep red in colour, it displays red berry fruit and dark chocolate aromas with a hint of spice. It is smooth on the palate with an optimal concentration of sweet red fruit. Excellent on it own or will pair brilliantly with food.

The picturesque Riebeek Valley in the Swartland is home to the historic Allesverloren. The farm was named in 1704 when the owners returned from an arduous journey to find their livestock gone and their home burnt down – hence the name “Allesverloren”, which means “all is lost”.


Karoo loin chops served with potato gratin, roasted butternut and creamed spinach.

Paired: Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep ruby red. An abundance of prune, blackcurrant and white pepper aromas with oak spice and cigar box in the background. A rich and full-bodied wine with a good tannic structure, lots of berry fruit flavours such as blackcurrant and cherries with undertones of dark chocolate.

Allesverloren is the oldest wine estate in the scenic Riebeek Valley of the Swartland district.


Traditional Malva pudding served with an Amarula crème anglaise.

Paired: Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage

Dark ruby red. Beautifully integrated nuances on the nose of honey suckle and mince pies with subtle hints of black cherry and sweet spice. A voluptuous praline and candied orange peel on the palate with wonderful balance between acidity and alcohol, finished off with lingering spicy fruit and a hint of dark chocolate ganache.

Allesverloren Port is now sold in South Africa under the name Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage. Since the beginning of 2012, no port-style wine may be called as such in the domestic market. This is a blend of Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional and Souzao.

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