Discover the Delicious Side of Franschhoek with Wine Tastings and Food Pairings

Experience a La Motte wine tasting in one of the most beautiful regions in South Africa. Nestled in the Franschhoek valley, the estate
expertly crafts fine wines for the discerning palate. Here, viticulturists, winemakers and an exceptional terroir contribute to the beauty
of this internationally acclaimed wine portfolio.

Franschhoek-Wine-tasting-set-up-in-a-tasting room

Sip on premier wines in our newly
refurbished tasting room.

After a few tweaks, our tasting room is cosy and inviting. During the warmer months, weighty doors open to let in the fresh breeze, while an immense fireplace ensures winters are snug and welcoming. Guests can enjoy their wine tasting or food and wine pairing in a sublimely relaxing atmosphere. Whether seated at handmade tables or on the grand sofas, wine lovers can see the immaculate working cellar through great glass panels while enjoying the character-rich wines.

Experience La Motte Wines

Join Wine Ambassadors in our refined and comfortable tasting room for a taste of the exquisite. Choose between three wine tasting categories, each catering to different appetites sure to satiate the senses.

Wine tasting in franschhoek with different types of red wines

Sample La Motte’s current vintages, from Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah to the popular Millennium. Each wine is produced to convey the distinct character of its varietal or blend. The Current Vintage Tasting includes the acclaimed limited release Pierneef Collection.

Wine Tasting Details:

The Current Vintage Tasting consists of a cellar tour and five wine tasting options, these include:

  • Cellar Tour: R30 per person*
  • La Motte MCC Tasting: R30
  • La Motte Straw Wine Tasting: R30
  • Current Vintage Tasting: R60 per tasting**
  • Hanneli R Tasting: R80
  • Limited Release Tasting (the Pierneef Collection): R120

* Groups of up to 16 people are welcome. Bookings are essential.
** R70 per tasting if part of a group.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 9:00 – 17:00
Closed on Sundays and Christian religious holidays.

Book a Current Vintage Tasting
Franschhoek wine tasting in a private tasting room

Savour tastes from older vintages while absorbing a connoisseur’s insights on wine-making, bottle ageing and why La Motte has become internationally and locally renowned for its Syrah wines. Step inside a private tasting room for this informative and personalised wine tasting in Franschhoek.

Wine Tasting Details:

Discover the wine profile full of history with a Vinoteque Tasting. This tasting reveals La Motte’s evolution through the Cellarmaster’s selection of exceptional Syrah styles or mature vintages.

R250 per person. Bookings are essential and limited to groups of 12 or less.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 9:00 – 14:00
Closed on Christian religious holidays.

Book a Vinoteque Tasting
Food and wine pairing with different types of white wine and red wine

Celebrating La Motte’s best vintages and Franschhoek’s produce, the food and wine pairing marries five tasting plates, prepared by the Pierneef à La Motte kitchen, and five complementary La Motte wines to create an all-encapsulating taste experience.

Wine Pairing Details:

Enjoy a food and wine pairing created by our Cellarmaster and Head Chef intended to celebrate heritage cuisine, La Motte wines and the Franschhoek region.

R295 per person. Available for groups of 2 to 15 by appointment only.

Bookings and payment should be made at least two days before the tasting. Please confirm any dietary requirement on the reservation. Note that amending items will affect the taste structure of the food pairing.

Opening Hours:

Fridays at 10:00
Closed on Christian religious holidays.

Book a Food & Wine Pairing

We adhere to strict security standards, which is why entry to the La Motte Wine Estate is permitted on photo identification only. We accept identification in the form of a passport, identity card or driver’s licence. 

Contact La Motte on +27 (0) 21 876 8820 or email your query to