La Motte celebrates its diverse art offering with a month-long festival, Art Franschhoek


The Franschhoek Valley has received international acclaim for the quality of its wines, the exceptional standard of its restaurants and its varied and popular tourism offering.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

La Motte Harvest Update: It is all about the grapes – or is it?


For a winemaker, harvest time is all about the quality of the grapes and the smooth sailing of cellar processes. Or is it?

 
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Salad in the time of Jan van Riebeeck


Jan van Riebeeck’s Company’s Garden must have been a feast for the eyes back in the late-1600’s.

 

A fresh interpretation to Cape Winelands hospitality


Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant’s Winelands Tea celebrates the tradition of Cape hospitality as well as a heritage of passionate Cape cooks who were known for their pastries and confectionery.

 

5 Platter Stars for La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2014


La Motte celebrates the extraordinary performance of its premium Pierneef Collection Syrah Viognier and is delighted to announce a Five Star rating by the 2017 Platter wine guide.

 

The X-factor of Franschhoek Chardonnay


With the recent release of the 2015 La Motte Chardonnay and 2013 La Motte Méthode Cap Classique (68% Chardonnay), Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche shares his thoughts on what it is that makes Franschhoek Chardonnay special.

 
 
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