La Motte Chardonnay acknowledged for its Franschhoek finesse

We are delighted to celebrate the performance of our 2016 La Motte Chardonnay in the seventh annual Prescient Chardonnay Report.


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?


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.

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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.

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