All that is French and Fabulous

The Franschhoek Bastille Festival is an annual highlight celebrating the beautiful Franschhoek Valley’s joie de vivre and the love for food and wine we inherited from the French Huguenots who settled here many years ago.

Unfortunately, as with so many of the things we enjoy, Covid is preventing the normal festivities this year, but that does not prevent us from savouring all that is fabulous about our French heritage - especially when it comes to food and wine. Abiding by all Covid protocol, La Motte is adding a French touch to its current offering with French-inspired menus and shopping for those who need their annual French fix! 

(The safety of our guests and staff are priority, please click here)

A French wine-making heritage

La Motte’s proud wine-making heritage is reflected in its classic wine styles. Renowned for their elegance, La Motte wines include favourites such as the Bordeaux-style Millennium, the celebrated Rhône-type Pierneef Syrah Viognier and Champagne-inspired Méthode Cap Classique! Buy La Motte wine online for delivery or collection when regulations allow. We are offering 10% off the 2018 La Motte Millennium and 2017 La Motte MCC until 31 July. National delivery is free for any purchase of 6 bottles or more.

Culinary traditions

France’s culinary traditions are world-renowned and deemed the basis of any chef’s education. Technique and taste combine in the finest flavours, tested over the years. Celebrating French cookery, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant will present a delectable French menu showcasing some of the finest French techniques and some of winter warming favourites such as cassoulet! 

Sit down to enjoy Chef Eric Bulpitt's fabulous French menu from 16 July or follow us on social media channels for French recipes and inspirations to try in your own kitchen.

Patisserie perfection

Pâtisserie, boulangerie, viennoiserie... the French love their baking and even have a name for each different bake. Sharing this French passion, the La Motte Farm Shop has a beautiful selection of pretty confectionery – almost like they’re straight from a Parisian pâtisserie! Canelés, Paris-Brest, Macarons, Nougat…

Make sure to visit the La Motte Farm Shop from 16 July for delicious tea-time treats and dainty desserts. Wednesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00.

For the love of bread

Did you know that bread categories are protected by French law?! The ingredients used are regulated and French bakers have to rely on techniques of kneading, proofing and baking to create an assortment of breads. The Baguette’s crispy crust and chewy interior has made it popular bread globally while its classic “wand” shape after which it has been named, has become an unofficial symbol of the French lifestyle. Get yours from the La Motte Farm Shop, Wednesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00.