Celebrate The Art Of Winemaking

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New Vintage release of La Motte Cap Classique – bubbly and then some

Sparkling wines with their festive bubbles and crowd-pleasing popping of corks, are elemental to most special celebrations, but a beautiful South African sparkling wine made in the traditional French way, can be about more than its fizz, something that is also true for the 2018 La Motte Cap Classique. More than a sparkling wine to...

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Warming Soup for Winter

What is a better winter-warmer than a bowl of comforting soup? Join us in the La Motte Tasting Room during winter and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup served with freshly baked bread from the farm kitchen. Starting from 23 May, end your wine tasting with a choice of two soups, one of which will...

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Monochrome in May

The beautiful black and white linocuts by renowned South African artist, JH Pierneef is familiar to guests who frequent La Motte. Now, more than enjoying these exceptional works of art in the La Motte Museum or Tasting Room, you can take some of their beauty home. Not only does the estate’s premium Pierneef wine collection...

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Celebrate The Art Of Winemaking

 La Motte’s recently released 2021 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc with the characteristic Pierneef artwork and the iconic Baobab linocut on its front label combines an appreciation of the arts with a celebration of the art of winemaking. Sauvignon Blanc makes up 85% of the blend with 35% of these grapes from Napier and 65% from Elim –...

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Flavoursome Braided Bread Recipe

This flavourful braided bread with allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon will be beautiful on any Easter table. Recipe 500 ml Cake mix 20 g Yeast 1 kg Flour 130 ml Sugar (124 g) 6 ml Allspice 6 ml Nutmeg 10 ml Cinnamon 2 Eggs 200 ml Milk 500 ml Water Sieve together dry ingredients. Mix eggs, milk and water. Combine all...

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Food and Wine for Easter

The classic character of La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon and its affinity for lamb and dark chocolate make it the ultimate wine for Easter. But it would be an injustice to limit this wine to pairings with rosemary flavoured roasts and 70% cocoa desserts. Try a delicious recipe for a Lebanese Lamb Noisette by Sophia Lindop and...

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White Chocolate, Cherry and Cabernet Tart

"When La Motte sent me a bottle of their 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, dark chocolate was the obvious pairing. BUT the wine's elegance, velvety smooth tannins, and notes of cherry, oak, and blackcurrant make white chocolate the perfect pairing! The tart case is filled with a cabernet and cherry compote infused with cinnamon and orange zest then...

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Lebanese Lamb Noisette Recipe

A beautiful contrast to the coolness of the 2018 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon, the delicious warm spices of Lebanon ensure this lamb noisette to not only be a taste sensation but also the definite highlight of your table. Rolled whole lamb noisette with Lebanese flavours Serves 8 - 10 Ingredients 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and...

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Hake Fish Cakes with Pernod Velouté

Fish cakes can be more than a weeknight dinner. Add interest with a hint of nutmeg, anchovies and fresh herbs, make a delicate velouté with Pernod and serve it with a glass or two of the delicious 2021 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc! FISH CAKES 500 g Hake 500 g Milk 1 Bay leave A few gratings...

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Renovations at La motte

This process of rediscovering all that is dear to us have inspired some exciting changes at the estate. Please note that we will be busy with renovations as per the following schedule: La Motte Tasting Room will relocate to the Historic Red Wine Cellar on the estate from 1 September 2022. La Motte Restaurant will be closed...

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