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Winter-warming Cape Winelands Cuisine Corn and Basil Soup Recipe

This is an old soup recipe, but it certainly would not seem out of place in any modern cookbook. The original recipe doesn’t specify the herbs to be used and only refers to a ‘bunch of herbs’. In this recipe we prefer to use basil, but you can replace it with herbs of your choice....

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Walk the Walk – sharing our Green Initiatives

La Motte’s commitment to the principles and practices of excellence in wine production and environmental sustenance is acknowledged by a host of accolades and awards. Now its dedication to sharing these principles with visitors to the Estate has landed La Motte the first place in the category for Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices in the Great...

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Introducing Works from Cape Town Triennials

We are very excited to announce the new contemporary exhibition in the La Motte Museum to be a selection of the very well-known and often-debated Cape Town Triennials, the most ambitious exhibition of contemporary South African art for its time, from 1982 to 1992. In 1981, the Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation, working in association...

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La Motte Classical Music Concert Programme

13 July 2013 French Festivities – Zanne Stapelberg (soprano) and Francois du Toit (piano) Zanne Stapelberg As part of the annual Bastille festival in Franschhoek, acclaimed South African soprano Zanne Stapelberg and well-known pianist Francois du Toit will present a special programme of French music which includes Je Veux Vivre from Roméo et Juliette by...

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Talk on Building Materials of Old Cape Homesteads

During the coming months we will be hosting a series of talks, starting on Thursday, 28 February. The first talk will be presented by acclaimed expert on South African Culture and History, Prof Matilda Burden. Following on her previous talk on the relevance of Cape Dutch Architecture, this time she will focus on the building...

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Classical Music Concerts

La Motte hosts monthly classical music concerts in the historic cellar on the estate, with performances by highly acclaimed local and international artists. The line-up for the last two concerts of the year features the sought-after guitarist James Grace with a special programme with a French bouquet, as well as a very special Christmas Concert...

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Art in Clay celebrates Women at La Motte Museum

Until 16 November 2012, La Motte will take part in the second Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival – a celebration of how the most basic of materials – clay and water – can be transformed by skill and fire to create varied and interesting objects, from art-works to quality domestic pieces. The La Motte Museum...

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Plan your own La Motte Experience

La Motte Estate, the South African Winner – Best of Wine Tourism 2012 in the Great Wine Capitals of the World Competition, offers a wide variety of enjoyment and entertainment under the banner The La Motte Experience. Here’s a brief run-down of general information to help you plan an exciting day at the Franschhoek Valley’s...

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Plaisir de France – a celebration of culture and heritage

With its rich French Huguenot heritage, La Motte celebrates the exciting cultural exchange programme between France and South Africa by adding some French flair to its experiences and activities – from wine to food, art and music. Wine: The La Motte Tasting Room will be presenting its elegant wine tastings with French flair, while sharing...

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