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Special Sculpture Walk - a graceful extension to the La Motte Experience

As visitors drive through the vineyards towards the reception area of La Motte, they are welcomed by the impressive Wine Bearer sculpture by sculptor Toby Megaw. Holding an overflowing cup in her hands, this proud woman elegantly serves as a symbol of La Motte’s tradition of sharing. Etched against the landscape of vineyards and mountains,...

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Monday to Friday on La Motte

La Motte enjoys sharing its passions with guests and visitors to the estate will be treated to a host of internationally-acknowledged experiences. Not only are guests invited to the elegant Wine Tasting Room for an introduction to La Motte’s renowned wine portfolio, the team at Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant also enjoys sharing its modern take...

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Experience Art at La Motte

Celebrating the Rupert family’s love and appreciation for art, La Motte Wine Estate introduces a new Art Experience to complement the current Museum exhibition, Ink on Paper. Those interested in the process of printmaking are invited to join the Tuesday morning Art Experience focusing on this dynamic medium. The Experience consists of a guided tour...

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New Art Exhibition: Ink on Paper

A new exhibition, entitled Ink on Paper opens on 17 July in the La Motte Museum. The exhibition focuses on the main categories of printmaking, illustrated by a special selection of Rembrandt van Rijn etchings as well works by relevant South African artists and printmakers. The exhibition is on display until June 2019. JH Pierneef is considered...

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Classical Music Programme 2018, Second Semester

Inspired by La Motte’s owner and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a series of classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. An impressive line-up of both international and local artists will perform in the coming months. 14 July - French festivities with...

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The Flowers of La Motte

The La Motte Museum's current exhibition Fleurs de La Motte is a lively and colourful exhibition of paintings and sculpture, celebrating the flowers of the estate. Visitors to this interactive exhibition will be charmed by Paula van Coller-Louw's paintings and can also follow the in-house completion of a sculpture, The Blushing Bride, by Toby Megaw....

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Announcing a new exhibition: Fleurs de La Motte

Renowned for combining wine, cuisine, the arts and the beauty of the natural landscape in an internationally acclaimed experience for guests to its Franschhoek address, Fleurs de La Motte once again confirms La Motte Wine Estate’s flair with the finer things in life. This new exhibition in the La Motte Museum is a celebration of...

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Now on exhibition at La Motte: Die Kraal, Pierneef-inspired ceramics by Nicolene Swanepoel

Passionate about the conservation of the South African art heritage, La Motte participates in the annual Art Franschhoek festival with two tribute exhibitions. Both honour artists no longer with us, but who have played an influential role in the development and movement of modern painting and contemporary ceramics in South Africa. Hosted in the La Motte Maturation...

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A Tribute to JH Pierneef

Today, 4 October 2017, is of special  significance to La Motte as it marks 60 years since the death of Pierneef on 4 October 1957. Other than La Motte's tribute exhibition, A Tribute to the Life and Work of JH Pierneef (1886 - 1957), after Pierneef's passing,  contemporaries and friends also paid tribute to his exceptional contribution to...

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Celebrating Art in Franschhoek

The Franschhoek Valley has received international acclaim for the quality of its wines, the exceptional standard of its restaurants and its varied and popular tourism offering. Another attribute is Franschhoek’s wonderful selection of art – to be seen and enjoyed in galleries, museums and craft venues. Celebrating this diverse art offering, the Valley hosts a...

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