Classic Overland had the honor of shooting the Union Jack in front of the historic Manor House at Laborie Wine Estate South Africa. Laborie is very special to the founders of Classic Overland. It was the very first place where Stebin Horne and future brother in law and business partner, Gerhard du Toit, shared a drink, along with his two future sister in laws.
Laborie Wine Estate also sits in the shadow of Paarl Mountain where Stebin Horne asked Roos-Maryn Opperman to be his wife and also where, Hans and Rose Opperman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The Laborie Wine Estate was granted to Isaac Taillefert in 1691, making it one of the oldest wine estate in Africa. The land in those days stretched from the Paarl Mountain all the way to the Berg River.
In 1977, the Manor House at Laborie was proclaimed a national monument. Built in 1750, is described in the standard work “Old House Of The Cape” (Hans Franzens and Mary Cook) as the most important house in an architectural sense in the Paarl area.
Classic Overland is very appreciative of Laborie’s willingness to allow us to photograph the Union Jack on their historic estate and even more thankful for all the wonderful memories Laborie has created for our families.