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Sculpture Talk by Theo and Toby Megaw

Home to the beautiful sculpted works by acclaimed South African sculptors, father Theo Megaw and son Toby Megaw, La Motte Wine Estate invites you to a walkabout with the two artists, visiting the various sculptures on the estate. Along the walk, nine sculptures will be visited – from the major commission piece, the welcoming Wine...

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La Motte and Pierneef – the association

La Motte’s association with the art of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef dates back to early 2002, with the creation of the estate’s premium wine, the Pierneef Collection. Ever since, Pierneef’s love for that which is truly South African, as well as his passion for his art are echoed in more than just the name of this...

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Festive Shopping

Farm-style shopping is redefined in the quaint La Motte Farm Shop with its wonderful variety of take-home reminders of the estate. Artisan farm-baked breads, a tempting array of confectionery from the Pierneef à La Motte pastry kitchen, light meals as well as farm produce such as seasonal vegetables, fynbos, disas and lavendine grown on the...

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South African female artists in a leading role – original article by Amanda Botha, published in Die Burger, 21 September 2015

An exhibition aimed at highlighting the value of contributions by South African female artists during the past fifty years was opened in the La Motte Museum recently. Assessing the value of contributions by South African female artists and the influence of their work on the development of South African art has, until now, received little...

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Fragile Fynbos – Ceramic sets inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom

With a passion for the conservation of art as well as the natural habitat, this year, for the annual Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival, La Motte is celebrating the unique beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom as interpreted by ceramic artists. The flora and fynbos growing on La Motte Wine Estate and in the Franschhoek...

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Fragile Fynbos – Ceramic sets inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom

With a passion for the conservation of art as well as the natural habitat, this year, for the annual Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival, La Motte is celebrating the unique beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom as interpreted by ceramic artists. The flora and fynbos growing on La Motte Wine Estate and in the Franschhoek...

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Mulled Wine Kumquat Jam

Recipe for Mulled Wine Kumquat Jam Ingredients 1.5 kg kumquats washed and sliced 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine (we prefer the 2012 La Motte Syrah) 750 g granulated sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise 4 cloves zest of 2 lemons Method Place all the spices in a muslin cloth and tie closed with...

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The Helgaard Steyn Awards 1987-2013

This multi-component exhibition features work by 25 prominent figures in the South African arts. The group consists of established artists, writers and composers, all having one prestige accomplishment in common – they have all been the receiver of the Helgaard Steyn Award. Currently in its 28th year, the Helgaard Steyn Awards, a series of prestige prizes introduced...

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New art exhibition at La Motte Museum: Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists

Conservation of the South African art heritage has always been a passion at La Motte Wine Estate. With the presentation of a new exhibition in the La Motte Museum, a precious selection of works by respected names in South African art is shared with art lovers. Amongst the 22 artists whose works are exhibited are...

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A Space for Landscape, the work of J.H. Pierneef

La Motte is very pleased to share six of the J.H. Pierneef paintings from the La Motte Museum Collection as part of the current retrospective exhibition A Space for Landscape, the work of JH Pierneef at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg. The curator of the the exhibition, Wilhelm van Rensburg suggests that “public awareness...

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