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Drakenstein Stud Farm Videos

.Home of the L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate

Drakenstein Stud Farm comprises of 130 hectares of land situated on the lower slopes of the L’Ormarins Wine Estate an the Groot Drakenstein mountain range. In 1688 Jean Roi, a Huguenot from Lourmarin, Provence, fled France and settled in the Franschhoek Valley where his name was soon changed to Jannie Rooi.

 

In 1694 he was granted this land by the Govenor of the Cape, Maurtis Pacques de Chevonnes. From the outset it proved to be a bountiful and blessed farm. Today this is the home of Drakenstein Stud where paddocks and vines stand side by side, the vines occupying the upper slopes of the farm and the horses the lower. The first foal born on the farm was named Jean Roi in honour of the first owner.

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