La Motte was announced as the South African Winner in the Arts & Culture category of the 2022 Best of Wine Tourism Awards that honours innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the eleven greatest wine regions of the world.

 

La Motte is introducing a new addition to its well-known portfolio of wines – a French-style rosé called Vin de Joie. The 2021 La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé is an elegant choice that promises to bring joy: whether it is a social joy – having a glass of wine with friends as part of a lazy lunch – or a simple joy – a quiet hour of reading or watching the sun sets…

 

La Motte’s Syrah wines are acclaimed for their elegance. Perhaps the wines find their classic style in the origin of the grapes – a natural fruitiness from the Franschhoek Valley and the cool climate complexities from the Cape South Coast. Perhaps it is winemaking inspiration from France, where La Motte’s vinicultural heritage began or perhaps it is because the estate’s celebrated way of combining wine and food is all about subtlety and balance. The calm and caress of blue come to mind when enjoying a glass of La Motte Syrah and that is what inspired our short film: The Colours of La Motte Syrah. 

 

This delicious cake with quince and honey will bring some sunshine to any winter’s day.  Serve with a delicious glass of La Motte Straw Wine.

 

It is no secret that France is considered the home of great wines and has served as the inspiration for many grape growers and winemakers around the world, including here in our very own French corner. Most wine grape varieties also originate from France and as we traditionally celebrate our French heritage in July, we thought to share the French origin of varieties used in the La Motte wine portfolio. 

 

It’s hard to ignore the relationship between the two new La Motte vintages: 2021 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc and 2018 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon and for thematic purposes, it suits to make Sauvignon Blanc the mother…

 

Pancakes are still one of the favourite traditional desserts. At school fêtes, street markets, public gatherings and sport events, the familiar sweet cinnamon smell of freshly cooked pancakes will lure you to the pancake stall, and many people take out the pancake pan at the first sign of the winter chills and rainy weather.

 

Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, music lover and celebrated mezzo-soprano, classical music concerts are presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances.

 

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day picnic in the historic ambience of La Motte’s Cape Dutch buildings, classic rose garden and in the shade of age-old oaks!

 

Harvest time has arrived in the Cape Winelands and despite the Covid-induced fight for survival, the industry is excited about the promise and blessing of a new vintage.