South African wines tie Old World with the new
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:00 am
Grapevines first arrived in South Africa in 1655 when the Dutch East India Company founded Cape Town and planted vineyards for the crew to take on their long ocean voyages.
French Huguenots escaping religious persecution brought their expertise and the vineyards expanded.
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