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Food stories for Heritage Month

One’s food heritage is quite personal. It really is our own food story, usually told and taught by your mother or grandmother and preserved in the way you feed your loved ones. But families are bigger than relatives and while for some, their own food story starts with a gogo or mama, many food stories come from...

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What is happening at La Motte

La Motte is a popular destination for those who enjoy the finer things in life - elegant wines, delicious meals, beautiful art and farm-style shopping. While 2020 demands flexibility and continuous change, we still love to share the estate's passions and the beauty of the Franschhoek Valley. Here is what our offering currently entails: Celebrate with...

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Recipe for Free range beef olives, fire-roasted tomatoes and creamed maize

Tomato is such a wonderful ingredient in slow cooked winter stews and pasta sauces, but it can be a challenge when it comes to wine pairing. Luckily the versatile 2018 La Motte Millennium works with Chef Eric's recipe for free range beef olives with fire-roasted tomatoes and a moreish creamed maize. Free range beef olives...

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Recipe for Cape Seafood Lasagne with preserved lemon and goat's cheese

Chef Eric shares his recipe for a Cape Seafood Lasagne to enjoy with the 2020 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc. It has beautiful Cape curry flavours, preserved lemon and goat's cheese that work exceptionally well with the Sauvignon Blanc. He shares the complete recipe for those who enjoy a challenge in the kitchen, but you can...

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Recipe for Slow Roasted Lamb Ribs with braised kale, white beans, capers and parsley pesto

If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, cooking for the family, Chef Eric's recipe for slow roasted lamb ribs, is just for you! Do try it with a glass of the 2017  La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon or 2018 La Motte Millennium - both are a delight with the lamb. Slow roasted lamb ribs, braised kale,...

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Pizza at Pierneef

Most of us consider pizza to be a treat of some kind. Perhaps a family favourite on movie night, an indulgence on cheat day or a quick solution for comfort food. There is, however, much more to pizza than the choice between thick or thin base or whether you would enjoy a topping of the...

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Winter Winelands Weekend

La Motte is a popular destination for those who enjoy the finer things in life - elegant wines, delicious meals, beautiful art and farm-style shopping. While wine sales have again been halted, we still would love you to experience the calm winter beauty of the Franschhoek Valley. Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in Pierneef à La Motte...

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New Vintage Release: 2020 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc

"Each year we invite Sauvignon Blanc aficionados to join me in a tasting of the new vintage Sauvignon Blancs before they are blended to become the estate’s much-loved La Motte Sauvignon Blanc. This year, lockdown prevented a public tasting of the unique flavour contributions each area makes to this popular wine, but I am very satisfied...

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Paris Brest Recipe

"Although many compare it to an éclair when considering its taste, one major difference is the circular shape. The pastry, which was created by patissier Louis Durand in 1910, pays homage to the Paris Brest bicycle race symbolizing the wheels. The pastry was crafted at the request of journalist and sports organizer Pierre Giffard. Its high caloric value was supposed...

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Celebrate with French flair!

The Franschhoek Bastille Festival is an annual highlight celebrating the beautiful Franschhoek Valley’s joie de vivre and the love for food and wine we inherited from the French Huguenots who settled here many years ago. In 2020, the festival goes virtual and while we will miss the buzz of festival goers in the streets and on the farms, we...

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