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La Motte’s new 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:



Fynbos in Franschhoek

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Protecting the environmental heritage is a high priority at La Motte and includes the protection of the precious fynbos on the adjoining Wemmershoek mountains. On 13 March, La Motte, a Champion of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative, hosts Dave Pepler, South African environmental specialist and presenter of KykNet’s popular environmental programme, Groen for a talk about the Fynbos (natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape of South Africa) found in the Franschhoek Valley.

ENTRY

R70

OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER

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 wine from 18:30)



Taste the Terroir

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Taste the difference between 2014 Sauvignon Blanc from various areas – fresh from the tanks with La Motte Cellar Master Edmund Terblanche. Hear his thoughts about the importance of terroir when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc and discover the ageing potential of this varietal 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

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

OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER

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 wine form 18:30)



The Spices and Senses of Shiraz

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Join La Motte Cellar Master 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 varietal.

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

OPTIONAL CAPE WINELANDS DINNER

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.



ARRANGEMENTS

WHERE

La Motte Wine Estate, R45

Franschhoek Valley

RESERVATIONS

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


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