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La Couronne Wines FranschhoekLa Couronne is a French Word, meaning “The Crown”.
The 1st Warship that the French built themselves was named : La Couronne. 1636 . La Couronne was the most advanced warship of that time, so she was the Crown of all warships. All the previous warships of the French Navy was built by the Dutch.
La Couronne was built out of wooden logs. In time after she took part in a war in Spain and in Britain the La Couronne hull was used and the ship was rebuilt.
La Couronne was one of the ships that brought the French Huguenots to the Cape.
The 1st Le Roux Family, French Huguenots, that came into South Africa came on the La Couronne Ship. They settled on this farm in 1688, then part of the bigger farm Champagne. The farm was renamed LA COURONNE in remembrance of the LA COURONNE ship that brought them to SA.