The combination of Wine and Food is an essential part of the La Motte experience. Not only do we treasure our wines and the effort that goes into making the quality the international market has become accustomed to, we also enjoy matching our wines with food – the way they really come to life!
Because of this focus we have been awarded as the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards’ Best Food and Wine matching experience for 2013 and have now been nominated in the 2013 Klink* Awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing at the Cellar Door.
Food and wine are included in all the experiences on the estate, whether it is a Classical Music Concert, Talks on Aspects of Culture, History and Art, a Historic walk of the estate or an Organic walk to the biologically farmed herb and vegetable garden. Themed events such as an Evening of Vintage Wine and Venison also aim at finding the perfect food and wine combination. And of course, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant offers a wine suggestion with all its Cape Winelands Cuisine dishes.
A very dedicated effort to explaining the art of food and wine matching, can be experienced during the Food and Wine Tasting.
Presented from a private room in the elegant La Motte Tasting Room, guests are first introduced to the primary taste sensations, before pairing five La Motte wines with five tastings of Pierneef à La Motte’s cuisine created by Chef Chris Erasmus. And, although the little tasters in the Food and Wine Tastings are beautifully presented as examples of haute cuisine, they represent flavours and tastes we experience every day and will guide guests towards more reliable future food and wine selections, with reference to weight and intensity, as well as the influence of the primary taste sensations.
Well-informed and enthusiastic Wine Ambassadors guides guests through the tasting compiled by La Motte’s team of wine-makers and chefs who has also called upon the expertise of Katinka van Niekerk, South African authority when it comes to food and wine pairing.
La Motte Cellar Master Edmund Terblanche and Katinka van Niekerk will also join forces in a special Food and Wine Tasting evening on 17 October explaining the intricacies of Shiraz and its versatility when it comes to being a partner on the dinner table.
Truly an entertaining and educational introduction to food and wine!
*Click here to vote for La Motte in the Klink Awards category for Best Food and Wine Pairing at the Cellar Door