South African village in Western Cape Province, near Stellen¬bosch / 1688 Drakenstein, now Paarl, and La Petite Rochelle, now Franschhoek, founded by 265 Huguenots / settlers included number of vintners with 40 saplings, thus founding today’s Cape Winelands / 1709 Afrikaans official, 1739 French prohibited / now on the Franschhoek Wine Route with over 20 vineyards featuring many of South Africa’s best vintages / 1938 Huguenot Monument / Main Road in French style

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