We are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to explore the Drakenstein Stud Farm which comprises of 130 hectares of land situated on the lower slopes of the L’Ormarins Wine Estate, in the Franschhoek Valley. In 1688 Jean Roi, a Huguenot from Lourmarin, Provence, fled France and settled in the Franschhoek Valley where his name was soon changed to Jannie Rooi.
In 1694 he was granted this land by the Govenor of the Cape, Maurtis Pacques de Chevonnes. From the outset it proved to be a bountiful and blessed farm. Today it is the home of Drakenstein Stud Farm.
Drakenstein Stud is currently the home of South African Champion Sire for the 2014/2015 season, Trippi (USA). He stands alongside What A Winter (SAF), Philanthropist (USA), Duke Of Marmalade (IRE), Gold Standard (SAF), South African Horse Of The Year for 2014/2015, Futura, and their new import stallion, Gr1 winning son of War Front (USA), Lancaster Bomber (USA).