Enjoying international acclaim for the quality of its wine tourism offering, Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate has again been acknowledged as Best Food and Wine Matching Experience in the 2018 edition of the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards.
Comments from the judging panel included:
“Great wine and food experience, fun, interesting and exciting – makes you want to visit.”
“The complete food and wine experience, very impressive.”
“Every opportunity has been taken – so many experiences including a history walk and demonstration kitchen.”
The La Motte Tasting Room and the estate’s Pierneef à La Motte restaurant offer a comprehensive Food and Wine Experience, introducing guests to food and wine in a host of innovative ways. From dedicated food and wine pairings to authentic local cuisine, the novel La Motte food and wine experience extends to the estate’s comprehensive tourism offering and is included in themed pairings and dinners, Classical Music concerts, educational walks such as the Historic or Sculpture walk, a guided mountainside hike, art experiences and the charming Farm Shop. Food and wine are also celebrated through seasonal events such as an interactive Harvest Experience during the pressing season and the popular Evening of Vintage Wine & Venison in winter, to name but a few.
“In today’s world, experience is at the essence of what we do. Sharing our passion for quality food and fine wine in an inventive way is important if we want to keep our guests intrigued”, says La Motte CEO, Hein Koegelenberg. “We are honoured and very pleased to receive the international acknowledgement.”
The Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards aim at recognising the estates that successfully implement wine tourism to support their main focus of wine making. This is the fourth time La Motte has won this prestigious award after also receiving top honours in 2013, 2015 and 2016.