La Motte’s Pierneef Experience – a special way of enjoying the finer things in life!

Always innovative when it comes to ways in which to share its passio.0.ns, La Motte announces a new addition to its offering, the Pierneef Experience. A wonderful and personal introduction to the La Motte Museum’s special new exhibition, A Tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), the Pierneef Experience will offer guests a personal guided tour by the curator of the exhibition while introducing them to the estate’s further Pierneef associations – its internationally acknowledged wines and the renowned Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.

Those who appreciate fine art, wine and cuisine are invited to make a reservation for this exceptional weekly event to be presented on Tuesday mornings at 10:30.

The Pierneef Experience includes:

The Tribute to Pierneef exhibition in the La Motte Museum

  • A guided tour of the Tribute to Pierneef exhibition in the La Motte Museum presented by curator Eliz-Marié Schoonbee. While explaining the various eras, themes, subjects and styles of Pierneef at the hand of the more than 100 original Pierneef works featured, she shares personal stories and interests regarding Pierneef, referring to the memorabilia on display supporting the estate’s sentiment for this special exhibition

The La Motte Tasting Room

  • A tasting of the acclaimed Pierneef Collection of wines with reference to La Motte’s collection of Pierneef linocuts and how they find interpretation in the wines. The tasting is presented in a private area, by one of the estate’s Wine Tasting Ambassadors.

Pierneef-inspired cheese plate

  • Chef Michelle Theron’s interpretation of Pierneef’s Premier Mine painting as a cheese course, paired with a glass of Pierneef wine. No average cheese board, this dish of Gorgonzola parfait, blue cheese candy floss, black pepper honey cake, boerenkaas choux, Straw Wine jelly, home-made preserves and pickles concludes the educational and entertaining morning. (Those a little more peckish, can choose more options from the Pierneef à La Motte á la carte menu at an additional cost. The á la carte menu also includes three other Pierneef-inspired dishes: a tomato and goat’s cheese mille-feuille starter, mains of venison with traditional stewed peaches and wild rosemary or the dessert, white chocolate blanc mange, strawberry-and-elderberry jelly and red velvet opera.)

The Pierneef Experience is presented on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 and costs R250 p.p. Closed on Christian religious holidays.

Reservations are essential and close at 17:00 on the previous Saturday.

Reservations can be made online or with Eliz-Marié Schoonbee at the La Motte Museum, T +27(0)21 876 8850 or E

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