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La Motte introduces Curated Wine Tasting Experience



La Motte Wine Estate enjoys international acclaim for its innovative wine tourism offering and with the introduction of a Curated Wine Tasting Experience, guests are now invited to choose an exclusive and tailored wine tasting experience and explore their passion for wine.

Varietal Glass-Specific Tasting

A new addition to the estate’s wine tasting line-up comes in the form of a Varietal glass-specific tasting. Hosted by one of the knowledgeable La Motte Wine Tasting Ambassadors, guest will be seated in a private wine tasting area and guided through an informative tasting, showcasing varietal characteristics at its best. Taste five La Motte wines, comparing each varietal between a control glass and the varietal-specific Riedel stemware, specifically designed to best express the characteristics, bouquet and flavours of the specific grape variety.

The Varietal-specific tasting is presented on Wednesdays at 10:30.

Cost: R250 per person

Reservations are essential and have to be made online at least 24 hours in advance.

Vinoteque Tasting

La Motte’s Vinoteque Tasting gives wine lovers and those who enjoy older vintages, the unique opportunity of tasting well-matured wines, aged in near to perfect conditions in the estate Vinoteque. Hosted in an exclusive wine tasting area, guests can explore the history and evolution of La Motte wines at the hand of this innovative and informative session, presented by one of the estate’s passionate Wine Tasting Ambassadors.

The Vinoteque tasting is presented on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30

Cost: R250

Reservations are essential and have to be made online at least 24 hours in advance.

Current Vintage Tasting / Groups / Cellar Tours

Current Vintage Tastings hosted in the elegant Wine Tasting Room, share the latest vintage releases of the La Motte as well as Pierneef wine collections. Guests also have the option to try the estate’s limited releases such as the acclaimed Hanneli R, the delightful La Motte Méthode Classique and Straw wine made from Viognier.

The La Motte Current Vintage Tasting is available from Tuesday to Saturday, 09:00 – 17:00 and on Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00

Reservations are recommended. Contact the La Motte Tasting Room for group bookings or cellar tours. T 021 876 8820 or E tasting@la-motte.co.za

Cost per person:

Current Vintage Tasting: R60

Cellar Tour: R50

Group Tastings:  R70

Limited Release Tasting (3 wines): R120 / Only Hanneli R: R80 / Only La Motte MCC: R30 / Only La Motte Straw wine: R30

Interactive Virtual Wine Tasting Experience

Now you can join one of La Motte’s passionate wine tasting ambassadors for a virtual wine tasting from the comfort of home. Order your wines online and qualify for a free virtual tasting when you order 12 bottles. Otherwise, book for a virtual tasting of the La Motte wines you would like to taste. The wine tasting ambassador will customise the tasting according to the wines you have, from the elegant La Motte wines, acclaimed Pierneef Collection, the exclusive Hanneli R and the much-loved La Motte Méthode Cap Classique and Straw Wine.

The Interactive Virtual Wine Tasting Experience can be enjoyed between Tuesday and Saturday, 09:00 – 17:00.

Cost: R60 for a 45-minute session.

Purchase 12 bottles of La Motte wine online and qualify for a free virtual tasting.

Reservations are essential and can be made here.

Wine & Food Tasting (Will reopen in November)

One of the major motivations for La Motte having been announced the Drinks International Best Wine and Food Matching Experience for an unprecedented five times, is the La Motte Wine & Food Tasting.  This remarkable pairing of five La Motte wines with five tastings of cuisine by the Pierneef à La Motte Kitchen is educational and entertaining.  The food is presented as a modern interpretation of authentic South African heritage cuisine and the exceptional wine pairings are the result of Chef Eric Bulpitt’s close cooperation with Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche.

Presented by a Wine Tasting Ambassador in the elegant Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, the delicately plated tasters still represent everyday flavours and tastes, aiming at guiding guide guests towards more reliable future food and wine selections.

The La Motte Wine & Food Tasting is presented on Fridays at 10:30

Cost: R325

Reservations are essential and have to be made online at least 24 hours in advance.


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