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Babylonstoren Valley[edit]

Babylonstoren[edit]

Dating back to 1690, Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved werfs (farm yards) in the Cape Dutch tradition. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, it is situated in the Drakenstein Valley, on the slopes of the Simonsberg, between Franschhoek and Paarl, in the Western Cape.

Location[edit]

Babylonstoren lies in the Drakenstein Valley. It is surrounded by the Simonsberg, Du Toitskloof and Franschhoek Mountains and lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands. It is around 60km from the city of Cape Town and is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

History[edit]

The Drakenstein Valley was home to Khoisan for centuries. In 1692, when the borders of the Cape Colony expanded after the arrival of French Huguenots, the farm was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel to the burger Pieter van der Byl. He laid out the first vineyards and altered water courses to provide irrigation. After his first wife died he got married to a woman called Hester Terwinkel in 1702. After his death in 1723 she continued to own and manage Babylonstoren. Nine years later in 1732, she an additional grant at Babylonstoren and she used managers on her distant farms. At Baylonstoren her manager was Johannes Louw - the next purchaser.

After Terwinkel's death in 1743, Babylonstoren was old on public auction to Johannes Louw, Terwinkel's manager of the farm.

In 1752 there were 12000 vines that yielded 12 leaguers of wine (enough to be carried by six ox wagons) a year. In the next three years he almost trippled the amount of vine planings to 30000. There was also a lot of wheat and some livestock. [1]

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Coordinates: 33°49′26″S 18°55′39″E / 33.82389°S 18.92750°E / -33.82389; 18.92750


References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Stewart. The Story of a Drakenstein farm. 2007

Category:Wineries of South Africa Category:Paarl

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Your article submission Babylonstoren[edit]

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