The name «Quoin Rock» found its inspiration from the Agulhas area, the most southern tip of Africa, where Quoin Point is the second most southerly point and where Quoin Rock Wines’ conservation farm, Boskloof is located. Ships rounding the cape on their way back from or to markets in the east, from the mid-1400s to these modern times, would stop over at the cape of good hope — today’s Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town, to replenish their boats with fresh produce.
Farms like Quoin Rock would rush produce to the harbour and from the late 1660’s wines from South Africa started forming part of the goods delivered to the port. Now, just over 350 years later, South African wines are still exported from Table Bay harbour. While wine production is the main activity at Quoin Rock in Stellenbosch, the Agulhas farm, Boskloof focuses on conservation. Bontebok, springbok, eland and zebra have been reintroduced to this area.