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Lammershoek Farms & Winery is situated between Paarl and Malmesbury in the Aprilskloof Valley at the foot of the Paardeberg, about 80 kilometres north of Cape Town in the Swartland district of South Africa. It was founded in 1718 by a Dutchman named van Jahrsfeld, but the first vineyards were not planted until around 1750. The name "Lämmerecke" is derived from the legend that in the forest that once surrounded the farm, the ewes and their young sought shelter from the Black Eagle, the rock eagle also known as the "Lammervanger". In 1995 it was acquired by the Austrian couple Anna and Paul Kretzel. The German Stephan family acquired half the shares in 1999. Finally, in 2013, the farm was taken over by a small group of investors led by German football legend Franz Beckenbauer. The farmhouse and cellar were extensively renovated and brought up to the latest technical standards. Furthermore, own storage capacities were created. This was also accompanied by a restructuring, Schalk Oppermann was appointed general manager and winemaker.

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