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.

 

La Motte Museum Reconstructs Pierneef’s Famous Johannesburg Station Panels

As the permanent host to Jacob Hendrik Pierneef’s Heritage Collection, the La Motte Museum is delighted to present a recreation of what is probably the artist’s most famous work, the momentous Station Panels commissioned for the old Johannesburg Park Station.

 

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 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.

 

Special Sculpture Walk A Graceful Extension To The La Motte Experience

As visitors drive through the vineyards towards the reception area of La Motte, they are welcomed by the impressive Wine Bearer sculpture by sculptor Toby Megaw. Holding an overflowing cup in her hands, this proud woman elegantly serves as a symbol of La Motte’s tradition of sharing.

 

Citrus and Fennel Cured Franschhoek trout

Looking for something that is delicious but light and summery? Try Chef Eric Bulpitt’s recipe for Citrus and Fennel Cured Franschhoek trout. At its best, served with the refreshing and moreish 2018 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc or the more complex and mineral 2018 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc.