VREDE en LUST
On 3 October 1996, when the Registrar of Deeds affixed his Seal of Office to the transfer of Vrede en Lust, a brand-new era was beckoning in the history of this extraordinary farm. With this purchase came a vision of resurrection. Three centuries after its original grant, two centuries after the stately old Huguenot farm had celebrated the pinnacle of its prosperity with the erection of a manor house, cellar and jonkershuis, one century after its character had been changed to a fruit farm, Vrede en Lust would once again rise to its former glory. To turn the property into one of the Cape’s foremost wine estates, with a complete metamorphosis of the vineyards, no cost or effort would be spared.