Keep it in the family - La Motte releases 2024 Sauvignon Blanc and 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Potato gnocchi with creamy sundried tomato sauce

"Winter is the season for slowing down. To us, that means taking some extra time to create our favourite comfort foods - those dishes that take a little extra effort but shouldn’t be rushed. Do take the time this Winter to make these pillowy potato gnocchi - we used a gnocchi paddle for creating those...

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Slow roasted Massaman curried pork shoulder

"Winter is the season for slowing down. Sometimes this means taking more time to slow-roast your favourite larger cut of meat to fall-apart perfection, creating a feast of smells in your kitchen that anticipates the essence of shared comfort.  If you are not familiar with a Massaman curry, it’s a mild, rich and fragrant Thai...

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The colourful story of leaves

La Motte's age-old oak trees are very popular during the warm months of the year when guests spend their time relaxing in their cooling shade. In autumn, however, the lush greenery changes into a splendour of orange, gold-brown and deep red that has passers-by rubbernecking to enjoy a view of the oak-tree lined avenue running up to the historic manor house...

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Keep it in the family - La Motte releases 2024 Sauvignon Blanc and 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

  With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Youth Day all happening in May and June, family relationships are top of mind. As a result, it was difficult to miss the kinship between two recent new vintage releases at La Motte: 2024 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc and 2021 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon. Did you know that...

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A wine that loves to linger - New Vintage Release 2019 La Motte Syrah

As the slow season starts, inviting us to slacken our pace a little, we are delighted to introduce the recently released 2019 vintage of La Motte Syrah – a wine that, right on theme, loves to linger. Slow out of the blocks during the picking season, the grapes for the 2019 La Motte Syrah originate...

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Spanish Omelette with Burrata and Bacon

"Spain’s famed tortilla is a layered omelette made from potato, egg and olive oil. Ideal for breakfast, brunch or as a light lunch, the tortilla is robust to hold its own with La Motte’s 2022 Franschhoek Chardonnay. A topping of crispy bacon with a ball of creamy burrata makes for a tasty pairing to the...

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Sticky Fig, Red Wine and Balsamic Lamb Chops

"Sticky and sweet, this marinade makes the most of seasonal figs. Rosemary and garlic pair wonderfully with lamb rib chops whilst balsamic vinegar and red wine add depth and acidity to the glaze. Serve the lamb chops with La Motte ‘s 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon and a fresh rocket salad." - Recipe by Georgia East Prep...

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Sophistication from the South Coast - New Release: 2023 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc

Made from grapes from some of the most southerly vineyards in South Africa, the 2023 vintage release of La Motte’s premium Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, is a highlight for anyone who enjoys the sophistication and style of a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc. The wine is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon originating from...

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Dolma rolled in aubergine and cooked on the open fire

Recipe by Sophia Lindop Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients:Kofta mixture500g lean lamb mince 500g lean beef mince 1 onion (150g), coarsely grated 2 large plum tomatoes (180g), skinned and coarsely grated 2 tsp tomato purée 1½ tsp salt and black pepper 1½ tsp allspice 1½ tsp ground cinnamon2 tsp Aleppo chilli flakes 20g parsley, chopped...

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Tuna Galette with Artichokes, Olives and Tomatoes

Recipe by Sophia Lindop Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients For the pastry 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp salt 150 g butter, cubed 3 tbsp iced water Filling 2 x 200g canned chunky tuna, roughly flaked 200g preserved artichoke hearts, quartered 50g sundried tomato pesto 10 pitted green olives 6 whole cherry tomatoes...

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