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La Motte Wine Estate recognised as Wine Tourism Destination of the Year

Celebrating International Tourism Day on 27 September in style, the Cape Winelands District Municipality last night announced the winners in its annual Mayoral Tourism Awards. La Motte Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley was recognized as the winner in the category for Tourism Destination of the Year. “We are honoured to receive acknowledgement from our...

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An Evening of Vintage Wine and Venison

With a new executive chef and a fresh offering, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant brings a lovely winter energy to the Franschhoek Valley. It also ensures a renewed interpretation to the restaurant's popular Evening of Vintage Wine and Venison. Working together, Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche has selected well-matured special vintages of La Motte wine from the estate's vinoteque to complement Chef...

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Time to Taste

Winter in the Winelands is not only special because of the much-needed rain! It is also special because of the great indoor activity that is wine tasting.  While opening your favourite bottle is special regardless of where you are, there is something to be said for enjoying a proper tasting of the latest vintages, some well-matured wines...

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Braised shoulder of lamb and Cabernet Sauvignon - what winter dreams are made of...

"In a meat-eating country like South Africa, we need Cabernet Sauvignon. It is exceptional with red meat, especially lamb, and works beautifully with thyme and rosemary, herbs we often add to meat dishes", says La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche.  Try our recipe for a braised shoulder of lamb and open a bottle of the 2016 La Motte Cabernet...

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Goat's Cheese, Asparagus and Sauvignon Blanc - expected, but brilliant!

We think Sauvignon Blanc is much more versatile than the expected pairing of goat’s cheese and asparagus. Having said that, it is brilliant with goat’s cheese and asparagus! Try this delightful recipe from our Cape Winelands Cuisine Cookbook and remember to enjoy it with a glass of our 2017 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc or 2017...

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La Motte Chardonnay acknowledged for its Franschhoek finesse

We are delighted to celebrate the performance of our 2016 La Motte Chardonnay in the seventh annual Winemag.co.za Prescient Chardonnay Report. "As in previous years, the wines which the panel tended to reward were those showing the clearest fruit definition. Local Chardonnay seems to do best when made in a more elegant style – grapes picked ripe...

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A Celebration: The Splendour of Spring

From the days of the hunter-gatherer to the latest culinary trends, foraging is part of both traditional and modern cuisine. When European recipes landed in the Cape in the 1600’s, they were adapted to the new conditions. Classic recipes incorporated the magnificent produce from the Company Gardens and soon the rich biodiversity and natural vegetation...

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Feasting in Franschhoek

Spring in Franschhoek is something spectacular. Sunny skies, the bright green of oak trees and vines, the splendour of fynbos against the mountain slopes... It is hard not to be caught-up in all the sights and smells. This year, the beauty of the new season has served as exceptional culinary inspiration to a few local...

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The Splendour of Spring - celebrate with fynbos-inspired Cape Winelands Cuisine

From the days of the hunter-gatherer to the latest culinary trends, foraging is part of both traditional and modern cuisine. When European recipes landed in the Cape in the 1600’s, they were adapted to the new conditions. Classic recipes incorporated the magnificent produce from the Company Gardens and soon the rich biodiversity and natural vegetation...

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2012 Vintage of Flagship Hanneli R Released

Embodying the values of dedication and excellence, La Motte is proud to release the 2012 vintage of its flagship red wine, Hanneli R. Carefully crafted and blended from Syrah (60%), Grenache (30%) and Petit Syrah (10%) and barrel maturated for 40 months, the wine offers exceptional depth, complexity and personality. Combining the perfumy flavours and minerality...

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