Sophistication from the South Coast - New Release: 2023 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc

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2010 Pierneef Shiraz Viognier Released

The traditional home of the Shiraz (or Syrah as it is known in France) and Viognier blend is in the northern region of the Rhône Valley, called Côte-Rôtie. This blend can however also be found in other areas and in new world wine countries, such as Australia, the USA and South Africa. The birth of...

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Cooking with venison – tips from Chef Chris Erasmus

At our Vintage Wine and Venison evening, Chef Chris showed that Venison is so much more than only biltong. The menu for the evening included braised Kudu shank consommé with root vegetables, Cape Winelands Impala curry with pomme puree and a berry roasted Wildebeest loin with pomegranate glazed red cabbage, honey roasted sweet potato and...

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Pierneef à La Motte introduces mouth-watering, warming winter menu

With a focus on sourcing local and sustainable ingredients, foraging or “hunting” for ingredients has become increasingly popular under chefs and their culinary following. With winter in the Cape Winelands, it is now the time to collect wild mushrooms. Today, harvesting wild mushrooms is not a well-known concept in South Africa. We have all seen...

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Bobotie – a delicious tradition

The oldest known bobotie (curried minced meal) recipe originated with Apicius, who cooked for the wealthy during the reign of the Roman Empire. This sweet-and-sour dish was baked with the characteristic egg custard on the top and meat, fish, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices were added to the recipe. The first bobotie made at the...

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Delectable French Inspired Menu for Bastille Festival

Is your French culinary inspiration limited to dauphinoise potatoes served with the braai? Then join us this weekend for a delectable French inspired menu! As part of its French offering for Bastille Festival, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant has designed a menu celebrating the weekend’s French festivities in Franschhoek. Join us on Saturday or Sunday...

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Mushrooms for Africa!

With a focus on sourcing local and sustainable ingredients, foraging or “hunting” for ingredients has become increasingly popular under chefs and their culinary following and with winter in the Cape Winelands, it is now the time to collect wild mushrooms. Today, harvesting wild mushrooms is not a well-known concept in South Africa. We have all...

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Cheese Tart and Chardonnay

Try this recipe for a savoury cheese tart from our Cape Winelands Cuisine cookbook. (P. 213) Cheese tart Recipe Serves: 4 This recipe doesn’t contain sugar, but the cheesecake can be served with preserved maketane, green figs or a liberal drizzling of honey on top. Even berries will be a good accompaniment. Ingredients Butter, for...

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A Terroir of Tradition

“… “terroir” is a French term originally used for wine and coffee to denote the special characteristics that geography bestowed upon these products. It can be very loosely translated as “a sense of place” which is embodied in certain qualities, and the sum of the effects that the local environment (especially the “soil”) has had...

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Game Pie Recipe for a Wintery Weekend

On 1 August we are presenting an evening of Vintage Wine & Venison with La Motte Cellar Master Edmund Terblanche and Pierneef à La Motte’s Chef Chris Erasmus. Edmund will give insights into the maturation of wine, as well as how and why they pair with the specific dishes, while Chef Chris will explain his...

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More information and reservation details

The Guided Hike takes place on Monday mornings at 08:00. R100 per person and includes a hiking trail map, water and light refreshments. Prior reservation is essential: +27 (0)21 876 8820 or tasting@la-motte.co.za Self-guided hikes can be experiences from Monday to Saturday. The route opens at 09:00 with the last entry at 14:00. R50 per...

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