La Motte wine in Franschhoek

A unique cultural experience of excellent wine, food and art.

24 Apr 2012
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La Motte’s historical charm, its stylish offering in the enjoyment of wine, cuisine and the arts, and above all, its people's warm spirit of sharing, set this Estate apart as a wine tourism destination.

An extraordinary acquaintance with excellence

The unique La Motte Experience starts with a warm welcome in the estate's sociable Tasting Room.

Here, a wide variety of La Motte's award-winning wines made by Cellar Master Edmund Terreblanche, can be sampled in a stylish atmosphere, with a view of the working cellar, which offers conducted tours by appointment.

Tastings are enjoyed amidst original works of art by acclaimed South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), after whom La Motte's Pierneef Collection of premium wines is named.

Pierneef's name is also echoed in the elegant Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. This restaurant offers traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation.

Chef du Cuisine is Chris Erasmus and he creates a unique food and wine tasting experience in an elegant and tranquil setting which spills out onto a large outside area. The restaurant is child-friendly and they offer homemade meals for the little one's.

Sharing the Finest in Art

Inspired by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, leading South African mezzo-soprano and devoted art lover, La Motte and its people enjoy sharing the arts with visitors.

The La Motte Museum offers a stimulating cultural experience, depicting aspects of the Rupert family and the history of La Motte and its architecture. A fascinating display of works by famous South African artists may be viewed. The museum is also the departure point of the La Motte Historic Walk, a relaxing educational tour amidst the ambiance of La Motte's French and Cape Dutch heritage.

Classical music concerts are presented in the magnificently restored historic cellar, offering a sociable atmosphere that enhances the finest performances. A varied selection of classical music is performed by renowned local as well as international artists. Concert-goers are also hosted to selected La Motte wines.

Respecting Green while producing Gold

Part of La Motte's culture of excellence is its commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable farming. This dedication is witnessed, inter alia, by La Motte's accreditation to the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector, aimed at alleviating the impact of agricultural activities on the environment and the protection of the ecology and biodiversity. In this regard, the Estate enjoys BWI Champion Status.

La Motte is also proud that all its vineyards, managed by leading viticulturist Pietie le Roux, have been granted SGS Organic Certification in recognition of the farm's adherence to organic production methods. Adherence to Green principles also applies to La Motte's flower-growing industry (La Motte Floriculture) and its production of ethereal oils (Arômes de La Motte). 

 La Motte Wine Estate is situated on the R45 regional road just outside the town of Franschhoek.

GPS co-ordinates: Latitude 33 degrees 53’0.91” S; Longitude 19 degrees 4’21.57” E.

Inquiries: La Motte Wine Estate, P.O. Box 685, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa.

T +27 (0)21 876 8000 F +27 (0)21 876 3446 E

For more information please visit or call +27 (0)21 876 8000. 


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