Winter in the Franschhoek Valley is a not-to-be-missed experience! With vineyards and oak trees bare, the architecture of the Cape Dutch homesteads and the backdrop of majestic mountains create the perfect ambience for warming meals and fire-side wine tastings.

At La Motte, winter announces some exciting new offerings. Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant introduces a delightful new offering of heritage cuisine, presented with Chef Eric Bulpitt's signature modern interpretation. Relax in the elegant restaurant with its sophisticated à la carte menu. Lunch is available from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 - 15:00. Book here

Do not miss out on the popular Friday morning Wine and Food Tasting - now with a brand new menu. The Wine and Food Tasting takes place at 10:00 and cost R295 per person. Book here.

Additional to its heritage exhibition of JH Pierneef, the La Motte Museum opens a new art exhibition, entitled Ink on Paper. The exhibition that opens on 17 July includes twenty Rembrandt van Rijn etchings from the Rupert and Rembrandt Art Foundation collections. Pierneef is considered as one of the earliest print makers in South Africa and his linocuts, familiar to those who frequent the estate is central to the exhibition featuring 18 artists in total. Enjoy a cultural historical experience in the Museum from Tuesday to Sunday, 09:00 - 17:00. 

The La Motte Tasting Room is the perfect place to hide from winter weather. With a welcoming fireplace and a new wine tasting offering, guests will quickly forget about the cold. Taste the estate's classic collection, renowned Pierneef Collection or now also the limited releases such as the acclaimed Hanneli R, celebratory La Motte MCC and the delicately sweet Straw Wine. The Tasting Room is open from Monday to Saturday, 09:00 - 17:00. 

Book now for the estate's Vinoteque Tasting and explore the history and evolution of La Motte wines with this innovative and informative tasting of the Cellarmaster’s choice of older vintages or special Syrah styles. Booking information.

The La Motte Farm Shop brims with beautiful and unique take-home reminders of the estate, gifts as well as farm-baked breads and charming confectionery, ideally enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee in a sunny garden spot.

Join us, we are #openforwinter !


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