Participating in the annual Franschhoek Open Gardens for the first time this year, La Motte Wine Estate will open its private rose gardens to the public during the weekend of 31 October to 2 November.
Visitors to Franschhoek Open Gardens and guests to the estate will be invited to enjoy the splendour of an old-fashioned rose garden amongst the romantic ambience of La Motte’s historic buildings. The abundant rose garden hosts 19 types of roses amongst which is the Hybrid Tea rose KORsebue, named after La Motte’s owner and famed mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert.
Planted in a classic and formal style, the rose garden with its fountain and pathways is surrounded by indigenous shrubberies and traditional fruit trees such as quince, pomegranate and figs supplying Pierneef à La Motte restaurant.
Patrons to Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant during this weekend can also expect the creative use of roses on the restaurant’s speciality menu, while Hanneli Rupert rose bushes will be for sale from the Farm Shop on the estate.
On Thursday, 30 October, La Motte will host South African authority on roses, Ludwig Taschner of Ludwig’s Roses, for a Talk on Heritage Roses versus the new hybrids.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR TALK BY LUDWIG TASCHNER:
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Garden Walk from 17:30
Talk at 18:30
OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER
For guests attending the talk, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant will prepare a special Cape Winelands Cuisine menu. Cost is R240 p.p., including a glass of wine and admission to the talk. When making a reservation, guests must please indicate whether they will be attending the dinner.
For reservations or more information contact Angela at T +27 (0)21 876 8000 or E email@example.com