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A programme of talks on the aspects of history, culture and art

La Motte has always been committed to the preservation of our heritage, culture and art. To further this focus, a series of very interesting talks has been introduced. The upcoming programme includes:


Taste the Terroir

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Taste the difference between 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from various areas – fresh from the tanks with La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche. Hear his thoughts about the importance of terroir when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc and discover the ageing potential of this variety in a tasting of international examples of older vintage Sauvignon Blancs.

Join us for a Morning Session at 11:00 with optional Sauvignon Blanc-pairing lunch at 12:30

or

Evening Session at 19:00 with optional Sauvignon Blanc-pairing dinner at 20:30

TASTING: R70

TASTING WITH OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER: R365

For guests attending the tasting, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant will prepare a special Cape Winelands Cuisine menu paired with Sauvignon Blanc. Cost is R365 p.p., including admission to the talk. When making a reservation, guests must please indicate whether they will be attending the lunch or dinner.


Old Cape Furniture – studies in styles

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Acclaimed expert in South African culture and history Prof. Matilda Burden will discuss her eagerly anticipated and recently released book, Old Cape furniture – studies in styles, with references to inscriptions on furniture, illustrated by an exhibition of Old Cape Furniture in the La Motte Museum.

ENTRY: R70

TALK WITH OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER: R240

For guests attending talks, 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.

TIME

19:00 (Join us for a glass of La Motte wine form 18:30)


The Spices and Senses of Shiraz

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Join La Motte Cellarmaster and Chairman of the Shiraz Association of South Africa Edmund Terblanche for a Comparative Tasting of international and South African Shiraz wines. Taste a variety of styles and understand the influence of terroir and winemaking methods on this versatile and popular variety.

Join us for a Morning Session at 11:00 with optional Shiraz-pairing lunch at 12:30

or

Evening Session at 19:00 with optional Shiraz-pairing dinner at 20:30

TASTING: R120

TASTING WITH OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER: R415

For guests attending the tasting, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant will prepare a special Cape Winelands Cuisine menu paired with Shiraz. Cost is R415 p.p., including admission to the talk. When making a reservation, guests must please indicate whether they will be attending the lunch or dinner.


WHERE

La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Franschhoek Valley

RESERVATIONS

For reservations or more information contact Angela at +27 (0)21 876 8000 or e-mail reception@la-motte.co.za


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