The first wine is pressed at the Cape.   Jan van Riebeeck writes in his journal that the harvest amounted to twelve “mengelen

Sunday, 2 February 1659

The first wine is pressed at the Cape.   Jan van Riebeeck writes in his journal that the harvest amounted to twelve "mengelen" (about fourteen litres) of must.

References:
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

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