Onion and Cheddar Tart Paired With La Motte Syrah

The 2017 La Motte Syrah contains a natural fruitiness – something that is inherent to Syrahs made exclusively from Franschhoek grapes. The Syrah Vineyards on La Motte are between 10 and 30 years old, are situated between 200 and 300 metres above sea level and grow in varying soil profiles – from heavier texture sandstone and granite along the mountain slopes to sandy, well-drained soils in the valley.

 

La Motte Wine Estate Introduces New Classical Music Concert Programme

Inspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of intimate classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. The estate has just announced the line-up of international and local artists to perform in the coming months. 

 

2019 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc wins Michelangelo Double Gold!

The La Motte Winemaking team is delighted to announce the excellent Double Gold performance of the 2019 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc in the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards.

 

Significant Sonop Collection Added To La Motte’s Pierneef Exhibition

With the addition of ten Pierneef artworks from the Sonop Collection, the La Motte Museum adds even more significance to its permanent exhibition of JH Pierneef’s heritage collection. 

 

Culinary Heritage – It Is All In The Sharing

Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant has always been about sharing. Sharing food stories and sharing food favourites. And it is this personal concept of heritage cuisine that is the inspiration behind the restaurant’s new offering. Beautifully creative, every single morsel served in the elegant environment of the restaurant, shares a line from the South African food story.

 

New Art Exhibition: Land Rewoven, MJ Lourens In Conversation With JH Pierneef

The La Motte Museum introduces a new art exhibition entitled, Land Rewoven. Presented in collaboration with Barnard Gallery, this new addition to the Franschhoek Valley estate’s acclaimed offering, comprises a considered body of work by MJ Lourens in conversation with selected paintings of JH Pierneef from the La Motte Museum collection. The inspiration for this exhibition lies in recontextualising Pierneef’s well-known oeuvre within a contemporary dialogue.

 

Pierneef’s legacy lives on at La Motte

The museum’s recreation will stir the memories of those who saw the original installation and inspire the imaginations of those who didn’t.

 

Introducing A Franschhoek Pair – La Motte Syrah and La Motte Chardonnay

Winemakers and wine writers often get excited about wine being site-specific, but for those who enjoy drinking the wine, it is important that the terroir relates to taste. La Motte’s trusted pair of Syrah and Chardonnay are made exclusively from Franschhoek grapes and you can taste it.

 

In Memory Of Marita Pierneef-Bailey (02.04.1927 – 18.06.2019)

It is with great sadness that La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and CEO Hein Koegelenberg share news of the death of Marita Pierneef-Bailey, the daughter of famed South African landscape artist, JH Pierneef and a dear friend of the family.

 

Guinea Fowl Coq Au Vin

Syrah goes well with the smokiness of a barbeque, the sweetness of marinades, the flavour and spice of mild curries, the fattiness of lamb and the earthiness of game and mushrooms.