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Lost Estate

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 dates from 1696 to 1704. The name comes from the year 1704, when the then owners burned their house after a long journey to Stellenbosch on their return and found the farm destroyed. The exclamation "all lost" gave the estate its name. In 1872 the estate was bought by Daniël Francois Malan. The former wheat growing business was converted by him in the episode on viticulture. Since 2003, the estate has been run by Danie Malan in the fifth generation of the family.

The vineyards cover 227 hectares of vineyards on weathered sandstone and slate soils at 170 to 350 meters above sea level, which are planted only 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 wine.

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