Walk the Walk – sharing our Green Initiatives

La Motte’s commitment to the principles and practices of excellence in wine production and environmental sustenance is acknowledged by a host of accolades and awards. Now its dedication to sharing these principles with visitors to the Estate has landed La Motte the first place in the category for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices in the Great Wine Capitals of the World Competition for Best of Wine Tourism for 2013.

Proteas in La Motte’s Fynbos Nursery

As an addition to La Motte’s other Green Initiatives, an Organic Walk offers visitors the opportunity of a guided walk through sustainably farmed and organically grown vineyards where various cultivars are planted, a stroll through La Motte’s indigenous landscaped gardens (except for the beautiful and ancient oak trees of course!) and past the Protea gardens where various fynbos species are cultivated, ending with a special visit to the organic vegetable and herb garden that supplies the restaurant and farm shop with fresh produce.

Baby Carrots

In the garden, guests will be introduced to the seasonal selection of organically grown fresh produce, which includes beautiful baby vegetables, various heirloom vegetables, an interesting selection of salad leaves, herbs and edible flowers. Grown in the farm’s own organic compost, the produce is available fresh and on demand.

Edible Flowers

A well-informed guide shares the details of organic and sustainable farming, its challenges and benefits to the environment, natural fauna and flora as well as the result of organic practices on the quality of fresh produce. The walk is quite fittingly concluded with a tasting of La Motte’s refreshing and organically grown Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc.

La Motte’s organically grown 2012 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc

The Organic Walk takes place on Tuesday mornings at 09:00 and reservations are essential.

Cost: R50

For more information and reservations, please contact Werner at +27 (0)21 876 8820, tasting@la-motte.co.za or visit www.la-motte.com


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