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Cape Vintner Classification - an acknowledgement of distinctive Cape Wines

La Motte is proud to be a member of the Cape Vintner Classification (CVC), an independent body committed to the accreditation, governance, representation and promotion of distinctive regional site specific Cape Wines. 

The CVC has the promotion of distinctive regional site-specific Cape Wines at heart and La Motte complies with all the criteria towards Ethical, Technical and Environmental matters, Cellar Door Facilities and Wine Quality:

  1. Ethical Matters

To become an accredited member the Estate concerned must have obtained a recognised an acknowledged ethical accreditation premised on the base code of the International Labour Conventions’ Ethical Trading Initiative and incorporating South African labour legislation;

  1. Technical and Environment

Technical – To meet the technical specifications a member must have both the winemaking facilities and the vineyards audited by the independent Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) body and have passed with a minimum of 75%;

Environment – To either be a WWF Conservation Champion, a registered member of Biodiversity and Wine Initiative or to have ISO 14000 accreditation.

  1. Cellar Door Facilities

Members must have Cellar-Door facilities located on the same property as their winemaking facility, open for visiting by the public on at least 6 (six) days per week for the tasting and purchasing of wine. An independent audit committee must review and grade the visual appearance of the Estate together with all Cellar-Door facilities and a minimum score of 75% is required.

  1. Wine Quality

Technical Audit - An independent audit committee must review and grade the winemaking facilities and vineyards of the Estate and a minimum IPW score of 75% is required.

Quality Audit - For membership purposes the Estate will be required to submit a single Estate wine the Owner believes best represents the terrain and wine making philosophy of the Estate and a minimum score of 80% is required.

Accredited La Motte wines are: Pierneef Syrah Viognier, Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, La Motte Chardonnay and La Motte Méthode Cap Classique.


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