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Barrel No 3

French Huguenot Monument

Barrel inscription: Aankoms 1688 van die Hugenote aan die Kaap.

The French Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek commemorates the arrival of the French Huguenots in 1688.

Many of them came from wine regions in France and they had a much better knowledge of viticulture and oenology than the Dutch farmers.

Therefore they made a huge contribution to the development of the SA wine industry.