Hay-roasted Beetroot Soup

This recipe for a hay-roasted beetroot soup with fermented black peppered honeycomb might might be just the challenge your looking for when wanting to impress guests around the dinner table. It serves six as a starter portion.


How To Bake A Lemon Bundt Cake

Try this lemon bundt cake from the Pierneef à La Motte pastry kitchen. More than the much-needed vitamin C, also enjoy the delicious combination of a soft crumb with a sweet lemon syrup and a zingy drizzle. 


Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc Day With A Bottle Of La Motte

1 May is International Sauvignon Blanc Day and although we feel like that title is valid for every and any day, it doesn’t hurt to celebrate with the award-winning La Motte Sauvignon Blanc!


Enter La Motte’s Colouring Competition In Celebration of Diversity and International Museum Day

18 May is International Museum Day and this year you can get involved in a way that is fun and creative and that can even win you a wonderful La Motte experience in the process!

The theme for International Museum Day is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. The aim is to celebrate “the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.”Read more

Museums can play a constructive role in the engagement of political, social and cultural realities of modern society. This means that museums are relevant and accessible – even in today’s modern and online world. To demonstrate this, everyone is invited to interpret diversity by colouring and enriching this picture. Use your creativity in the use of colours and you are welcome to add elements and accessories to demonstrate various cultures, abilities or disabilities, something that reflects the diversity of our population. 

Send your completed picture to museum@la-motte.co.za and stand a chance to win a guided La Motte Museum experience followed by a wine-paired lunch in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant for a company of four! Please take part even if you are too far to join us on the estate, if the winner is from a further location, the prize will be in the form of wine to the same value as the museum experience and lunch for four.

What to do:

Download and print the image from here.

Colour and accessorise the image, take a picture or scan and email to museum@la-motte.co.za Include your name, age and telephone number in the email.

Deadline: 2 May 2020.

By entering the competition, you agree to have your picture and name shared on the social media channels of La Motte and The International Council of Museums. No contact detail will be shared.

Winner to be announced on International Museum Day on 18 May 2020. Winner will be contacted directly and will be announced on social media. The prize is not transferable. 

For more information, contact La Motte Museum Curator, Elzette de Beer.


Trusted Wine Choices

In times of uncertainty, we all crave something familiar, something that we know we can trust regardless of our challenges. 


Corn and Basil Soup

Try our delicious recipe for a Corn and basil soup that can be served hot or cold and try it with a refreshing glass of 2019 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc.


A healthy slice of Grandmother’s Bread – a recipe with a story

We think bread can be part of a healthy lifestyle. So why not try this recipe for our popular Grandmother’s Bread as per the Cape Winelands Cuisine cookbook (page 15).


La Motte Wine Estate Closes As Precaution Against COVID-19

La Motte Wine Estate, internationally acclaimed for its exceptional wine tourism offering, will close all tourism experiences from Monday, 16 March until Monday, 23 March 2020. The closure follows information from a guest who visited the estate on 9 March and who since tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. La Motte received this news on Sunday, 15 March.


La Motte Introduces Curated Wine Tasting Experience

La Motte Wine Estate enjoys international acclaim for its innovative wine tourism offering and with the introduction of a Curated Wine Tasting Experience, guests are now invited to a special wine tasting every day between Monday and Friday. The Curated Wine Tasting Experience encourages guests to explore their passion for wine or to indulge in an exclusive and tailored wine tasting experience.


How To Make The Perfect Harvest Plate

Harvest is a very important time on La Motte and while most grapes disappear into the cellar to be turned into acclaimed La Motte wine, Chef Eric Bulpitt makes sure that some make it to the kitchen and the tables of Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.