The estate is located in the southeastern foothills of the Kasteelberg near the town of Riebeek in the South African wine-growing district Swartland
(Coastal Region). The origin is between 1696 and 1704. The name dates from 1704, when the owners at the time, after a long trip to Stellenbosch, burned down their house upon return and found the farm destroyed. The exclamation "all lost" gave the estate its name. In 1872 the property was bought by Daniël Francois Malan. The former wheat cultivation company was subsequently converted to viticulture. The estate has been managed by the fifth generation of Danie Malan's families since 2003.
The vineyards cover 227 hectares of vineyards on weathered sandstone and slate soils at 170 to 350 meters above sea level, which are only planted with red wines. These are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Souzao (Vinhão), Pontac (Teinturier du Cher), Touriga Nacional, Tinta Francisca and Malvasia Rey (Palomino). The product range includes only six wines with the four grape varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Nacional, the cuvée "Danies Backyard Blend" (Tinta Barroca, Shiraz) and the "Fine Old Vintage" in port style.