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Winter Warming Game Neck Potjie

The original way of cooking at the Cape in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is today called ‘slow food’. The development of the Slow Food Movement is a rebellion against modern fast food and promotes, among other things, respect for nature, food, the farmer who produces the food, and the protection of cultural traditions. Ingredients...

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Winter-warming Cape Winelands Cuisine Corn and Basil Soup Recipe

This is an old soup recipe, but it certainly would not seem out of place in any modern cookbook. The original recipe doesn’t specify the herbs to be used and only refers to a ‘bunch of herbs’. In this recipe we prefer to use basil, but you can replace it with herbs of your choice....

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La Motte wine Estate recognised for its world class Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

The Blushing Bride, a rare white or pink flower with silky, pointy petals, is somewhat of a legend in the Franschhoek Valley. The story goes that it was discovered in the surrounding mountains in 1773 and came by its romantic name from its use in a rather romantic tradition. A French Huguenot farmer who was...

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Arômes de La Motte – Sharing the essence of La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate is well-known for introducing visitors to a sensational sensory experience. While its picturesque Franschhoek Valley setting is a sight to behold, guests spend their time tasting wine, dining in the beautiful Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant or being charmed by the flavours of freshly-baked bread from the farm shop. Now an...

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International Wine Tourism Award puts spotlight on our world-class local industry

La Motte Wine Estate’s leading role in wine tourism in South Africa and the high standards of wine tourism in the country were once again placed in the spotlight by the announcement of the winners of the South African leg of the internationally respected Great Wine Capitals of the World (GWC) Best of Wine Tourism...

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La Motte acknowledged for contribution to economy in Boland region – PMR.africa Boland Region Leaders and Achievers Awards

La Motte Wine Estate was awarded by PMR.africa with a Golden Arrow 2013 award as a Leader and Achiever in the Boland Regional Survey for Agriculture (wine estates) and has achieved a rating of Excellent. The ratings are based on the perceptions of respondents from a random regional sample of eighty people comprising of CEO’s,...

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Pierneef à La Motte Pickles and Preserves

The bounty of fruit from the gardens at La Motte has been a great source of inspiration to the Pierneef à La Motte kitchen and the summer menu featured sun-ripe fruit in a variety of ways, from bruléed figs with duck liver parfait as a starter, to Cape Fruit Sorbets on the dessert menu. Saving...

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2013 South African Wine Grape Harvest Report

“Of course the build-up to harvest is a whole growing season with varying conditions – untimely rain, gale-force winds, excessive heat – and although we had all of these, they counteracted each other well enough for optimal conditions for a quality 2013 vintage”, says La Motte Cellar Master Edmund Terblanche. Speaking to winemakers and viticulturists...

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2010 La Motte Shiraz Released

La Motte has a keen appreciation of history and heritage – especially when it comes to wine. No surprise then, with its interesting and debated origin, Shiraz has become a focus point for the estate. Through the years legends about the origins of Shiraz or Syrah as it is often called, have abounded. There was...

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Cape Winelands Cuisine at Taste of Mumbai!

From 22 to 24 March, the global food festival, *Taste of Mumbai,  was held in Mumbai, India and Pierneef à La Motte’s Chef Chris Erasmus was invited to join a cast of Indian and international chefs cooking in the Taste of Mumbai Theatre. Celebrating a varied selection of international cuisine, drinks and restaurants, Taste of...

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