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Barrel No 2

Crushing of the Grapes

Barrel inscription: “Heeden is God de loff van de Caepse druyven d’ eerste maal wijn geparst.” Kommandeur Jan van Riebeeck 2 Februarie 1659

A small dream that resulted in a big feat: the first batch of grapes pressed in the Cape was so small that it could all be done by hand.

Today, South Africa is respected globally for its wines produced here at the tip of Africa.