Harvest-time shares the story of the wine grape. Long before being discussed at dinner tables or poured into beautiful stemware to be raised in celebration, wine has its origin in the honesty of soil. Grown in neat rows against mountain slopes or in valley floor clusters, vines reach their life’s purpose during the harvest and determine the livelihood and traditions of the communities around them.
Be part of the story of wine and enjoy the energy and excitement of Harvest-time in the Winelands with the La Motte Harvest Experience.
Join one of the estate’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable wine tasting ambassadors during harvest time for a celebration of the unique harvest traditions.
- In the vineyard - enjoy an introduction to the various varietals, harvest processes and the estate’s biologic farming practices. Spot the differences between the various varieties and taste the sweetness of the ripe berries.
- In the cellar - experience the hand-sorting of grapes, crush, pump-overs and other cellar activities, concluded with a tasting of grape must (fermenting grape juice) from a fermentation tank.
- In the tasting room - sit down to a tasting of La Motte’s award-winning collection of wines - five wines from the La Motte Collection as well as the two wines from the estate’s renowned Pierneef Collection.
- In the shade of the age-old oaks – relax in the calm ambience of the estate gardens and enjoy Chef Eric Bulpitt’s special Harvest Plate – with a glass of wine of course!
The Harvest Experience at R120 per person includes the vineyard and cellar tour as well as wine tasting. It takes about 90 minutes and will be available hourly from Tuesdays to Fridays, between 10:00 and 15:00 from 4 February to the end of harvest.
The Harvest Plate consists of smoked and flaked West Coast line fish with must velouté, grapes and baby spinach and is served with a grape focaccia. The Harvest Plate is additional and optional and available at R180 per person.
La Motte's renowned mosbolletjies - the brioche type bread baked from fermenting grape juice, is available from the La Motte Farm Shop for the duration of the harvest.
Reservations can be made with the La Motte Tasting Room at T +27 (0)21 876 8820 or E firstname.lastname@example.org