The name Lammershoek dates back more than three centuries, linked to the preservation of life in a once harsh environment. Afrikaans for 'lambs’ corner', legend has it that ewes sheltered here to protect their lambs from raptors. The original flock of sheep owned by the first registered owner of Lammershoek of the early 1700s, has grew to a proud enterprise where mixed stock farming has been replaced by specialised wine-growing. The farm was acquired in 2013 by a trio of German businessmen and sporting executives, including well-known soccer star Franz Beckenbauer. It has 60ha under vineyard, all farmed organically and mostly by the typical Swartland dry-land (unirrigated) method.