On-trend Recipe: Naked Almond Cake

Only a month and a few days left until Christmas – how quickly have we gone through 2013! But we still have had our 365 days filled with all kinds of news and excitement, trends and inspirations.


Celebrating its terroir – 2010 La Motte Méthode Cap Classique released

This weekend saw the very popular annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek.

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Pierneef à La Motte – one of South Africa’s Top Ten Restaurants

Pierneef à La Motte has been acknowledged by the 2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards as one of South Africa’s top ten restaurants.


La Motte – Best Sustainable Wine Tourism Offering, two years running

The 2014 Great Wine Capitals of the World’s Best of Wine Tourism results for South Africa were released on Friday, 8 November and  La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek,

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Shiraz and all its facets – tasting various origins and finding its successful food partners

Last night we hosted a talk and tasting on Shiraz and all its facets.


Pierneef à La Motte introduces fresh and seasonal early summer menu

Although a late winter has urged us to serve warming soups, hearty meals and creamy and comforting desserts, we are almost at the end of September and our wonderful vegetable and herb garden has braved the stormy weather to supply us with the fantastic fresh ingredients of spring


New vintage release for both La Motte Sauvignon Blancs

In South Africa, famous for its extended summers, Sauvignon Blanc is a popular choice for wine drinkers.


New vintage release: Pierneef wines for the connoisseur

La Motte’s premium Pierneef range is a tribute to South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), famous for his mastership in portraying the unadorned beauty of the South African landscape and architecture.


La Motte Hiking Route Reopens to Floral Splendour

Our Hiking Trail is reopening on the 30th of September and after the winter’s rain, the mountain offers a splendour of indigenous flora and breathtaking vistas of the Franschhoek Valley.


Warming up the Winelands with a traditional Cape Brandy Tart

What better way to warm up a cold and wet Wednesday in the Winelands, than a traditional Cape Brandy Tart?

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