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The art of compassion in Celebrating the Love of Art

The writer, teacher and human rights activist, Susan Sontag (1933-2004) wrote in her essay Regarding the Pain of Others (2003) that “remembering is an ethical act” and ponders whether the moral obligation of acknowledging others’ suffering, can be facilitated through the witnessing thereof. When art evokes sympathy in a viewer, it often succeeds in directing...

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Three Boys by Marianne Podlashuc

Marianne Podlashuc. Three Boys. 1960. Oil on board. Collection: Rupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch View this work as part of the Celebrating the Love of Art Exhibition in the La Motte Museum until 25 July 2021.  Marianne Podlashuc was born in Holland in 1932, where she lived through the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during the Second World...

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The Eternal Child by Irma Stern

Irma Stern. The Eternal Child. 1916. Oil on board. Collection: Rupert Art Foundation, Stellenbosch View this work as part of the Celebrating the Love of Art Exhibition in the La Motte Museum until 25 July 2021.  Irma Stern painted The Eternal Child (Das Ewige Kind) in 1916. The picture is of a little girl wearing...

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New Additions to Celebrating the Love of Art

La Motte invites art-lovers to visit Celebrating the love of Art – a personal selection by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, an exhibition of rare and important artworks from both owner and family collections. The works on show have been specially selected and allow insight into the family's well-documented love for art. Celebrating the love of Art is on exhibition in the La...

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The Wine Bearer Linocut edition by Theo Paul Vorster

The iconic Wine Bearer sculpture by Toby Megaw that welcomes guests to La Motte is now also available as a lovely black and white linocut. This beautiful work was inspired by the J.H. Pierneef suite of 128 linocuts displayed throughout the estate as well as the Ink on Paper exhibition, showcasing printmaking techniques, that was hosted in the...

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Inspirational travels: Featured artworks by Irma Stern in Celebrating the Love of Art

As part of the fiftieth jubilee of La Motte's ownership by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her family, she shares an exhibition showing some favourite works from her collection as well as the family collection. The exhibition acknowledges her appreciation of the arts and their preservation, a passion she shares with her late parents, Dr Anton and...

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Join our Golden Jubilee Celebrations!

In 2020 La Motte celebrates 50 years of Rupert ownership. We are grateful for half a century’s abundant blessing and goodwill and would like you to celebrate with us on 5 and 6 December. Vintage La Motte MCC Tasting Join La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblance for a special tasting of La Motte Méthode Cap Classique...

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Enjoy the Best of Wine Tourism!

La Motte is delighted to announce its appointment by the Great Wine Capitals of the World as the South African Winner in three of the 2021 Best of Wine Tourism categories: Wine Tourism Service, Arts and Culture as well as Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices.  “In a year that has been globally challenging for tourism and...

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Acknowledged for Innovation & Sustainability

We are delighted to have been acknowledged as honourees in two categories of the 2020 Wine & Food Tourism Awards - for Innovation and as WWF Conservation Leader. Innovation and personalisation have always been at the heart of the La Motte tourism experience, but 2020 demanded a new way of doing this. We had to...

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What is happening at La Motte

La Motte is a popular destination for those who enjoy the finer things in life - elegant wines, delicious meals, beautiful art and farm-style shopping. While 2020 demands flexibility and continuous change, we still love to share the estate's passions and the beauty of the Franschhoek Valley. Here is what our offering currently entails: Celebrate with...

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