Winning Wines

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Latest Franschhoeks from La Motte

Winning Wines

Repeating the exceptional performance of previous years, La Motte's soon to be released 2016 Pierneef Syrah Viognier has performed exceptionally well in 2018 with the following awards: China Wine & Spirits Awards - Gold Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - Gold Top 100 Wines of South Africa SA Wine Index - 100 points National Wine Challenge -...

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Time to Taste

Winter in the Winelands is not only special because of the much-needed rain! It is also special because of the great indoor activity that is wine tasting.  While opening your favourite bottle is special regardless of where you are, there is something to be said for enjoying a proper tasting of the latest vintages, some well-matured wines...

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Classical Music Programme 2018, Second Semester

Inspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. An impressive line-up of both international and local artists will perform in the coming months. 14 July - French festivities with...

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Now on exhibition at La Motte: Die Kraal, Pierneef-inspired ceramics by Nicolene Swanepoel

Passionate about the conservation of the South African art heritage, La Motte participates in the annual Art Franschhoek festival with two tribute exhibitions. Both honour artists no longer with us, but who have played an influential role in the development and movement of modern painting and contemporary ceramics in South Africa. Hosted in the La Motte Maturation...

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La Motte Chardonnay acknowledged for its Franschhoek finesse

We are delighted to celebrate the performance of our 2016 La Motte Chardonnay in the seventh annual Winemag.co.za Prescient Chardonnay Report. "As in previous years, the wines which the panel tended to reward were those showing the clearest fruit definition. Local Chardonnay seems to do best when made in a more elegant style – grapes picked ripe...

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Celebrating Art in Franschhoek

The Franschhoek Valley has received international acclaim for the quality of its wines, the exceptional standard of its restaurants and its varied and popular tourism offering. Another attribute is Franschhoek’s wonderful selection of art – to be seen and enjoyed in galleries, museums and craft venues. Celebrating this diverse art offering, the Valley hosts a...

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Art, food and wine – the relationship reinterpreted

Passionate about the finer things in life, Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate is presenting a creative and innovative interpretation involving food, wine and art to its participation in the annual Franschhoek Art in Clay festival. Part of the recently established Franschhoek Art Route, La Motte’s 2016 exhibition of Art in Clay is entitled, A Sense...

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