A Celebration: The Splendour of Spring


From the days of the hunter-gatherer to the latest culinary trends, foraging is part of both traditional and modern cuisine.

 

Much more than an aperitif – 2017 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc released


Acclaimed as an aperitif-style wine and enjoyed for its refreshing character and accessibility, there is more to La Motte’s Sauvignon Blanc than upfront fruit flavours and a crisp acidity – from vineyard selection to viniculture.

 

A celebration of artistry: 2015 Pierneef Syrah Viognier released


In a year when the life and work of famed South African artist, JH Pierneef is celebrated at La Motte with a tribute exhibition, the exceptional performance of the estate’s premium Pierneef Syrah Viognier, named after the renowned artist, is quite relevant.

 

La Motte presents a Vinoteque tasting


The age of a bottle of wine can be quite important. And just as with people, wines can be quite sensitive about the issue.

 

Sweet and Sour Pumpkin and Lamb Stew


Before Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the Americas in 1494, cooks following the Persian-Arabian culinary tradition had to rely on a type of calabash pumpkin that couldn’t be used when ripe (the pumpkin dried out and became hollow as it ripened).

 

2015 La Motte Millennium awarded Best of Show South African Red at Mundus Vini Grand Wine Awards


La Motte is delighted to announce that its acclaimed Bordeaux-style red wine, 2015 La Motte Millennium, was recognised as the Best of Show South African Red at the Spring Tasting of the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards.

 

La Motte releases 2016 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc


Awarded with a gold medal at the 2017 Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards, La Motte’s recently released 2016 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc reaffirms its status as a complex and intriguing style of Sauvignon Blanc – ideal for both the dinner table and maturation cellar.

 

La Motte Millennium – Best SA Red at Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Award


La Motte is delighted to announce that its acclaimed Bordeaux-style red wine, the 2015 La Motte Millennium was recognised as the Best of Show South African Red at the Spring Tasting of the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Award.

 

The Pierneef Experience at La Motte is a special way of enjoying the finer things in life!


Always innovative when it comes to ways in which to share its passions, La Motte is announcing a new addition to its offering, the Pierneef Experience.

 

Behind the scenes at La Motte with Chef Michelle Theron


Michelle’s philosophy of regional, sustainable cooking sprang from a traditional South African home, where a luscious garden offered loads of homegrown produce and mealtimes were taken seriously.

 
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Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape winelands, La Motte is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognized internationally for their exceptional quality. In harmony with the production of wines, La Motte has also ventured into flower cultivation and the production of ethereal oils.
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