Notes on the Geography of South Africa: Paarl: Photo 11
Down on the ground, these vineyards are a thing of beauty. Here, surrounded by grapes, is the house called Laborie en Picardie. The name is French because the settlers were Huguenots who had been vintners before they were forced to emigrate. They received a land grant here about 1691 and within a year or two had planted 10,000 vines.
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