La Motte Wine Estate Closes as Precaution against COVID-19

La Motte Wine Estate, internationally acclaimed for its exceptional wine tourism offering, will close all tourism experiences from Monday, 16 March to reopen on Tuesday, 14 April 2020. The closure follows information from a guest who visited the estate on 9 March and who since tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. La Motte received this news on Sunday, 15 March.

Although all members of staff who have been in contact with the guest are under immediate self-isolation and best practice with regards to health and safety was already implemented on the estate, as a further precautionary measure, it was decided to temporarily close the La Motte hospitality offering. The situation will be monitored and reassessed in a week, after which an updated status will be communicated.

“The safety of our guests and staff is our priority”, says La Motte CEO, Hein Koegelenberg. “We are careful to not instigate panic, but for now and as far as it is in our hands, we would rather close our tourism offering and implement the necessary protocol. I am optimistic that guests to the estate will soon again be able to enjoy the relaxing and entertaining experience they’ve come to know when visiting La Motte.”

The offerings temporarily closed include the La Motte Tasting Room, Museum, Farm Shop, Hiking trail and Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. The Hospitality team will be in touch to reschedule existing bookings.

While La Motte wines are available from leading retailers and wine boutiques, the complete collection is also available online and orders via offer free delivery for any 6 bottles or more.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the estate at: T +27(0)21 876 8000 E

Call 0800-029-999 with any Corona virus related questions (South Africa)

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