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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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Beautiful Bread for the Bastille celebrations

Every culture has a staple dish. A type of food that is enjoyed by all walks of life and in a variety of shapes and forms. In celebrating our French Heritage with the Bastille Festival, we can't ignore the importance of bread. The French are renowned for their love of bread and how this seemingly...

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New delight at Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant

Expect a fresh interpretation of the acclaimed wine and food experience on Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate. With an eye on global culinary trends and embracing the signature modern focus of newly appointed Executive Chef, Eric Bulpitt, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant is shining a new light on heritage cuisine. Since opening its doors in 2010,...

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Join La Motte for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival!

Bastille Day or the French La Fête Nationale is celebrated on the 14th of July and serves as a celebration of a reunited France. In Franschhoek, with its rich French Huguenot history, French traditions have always been treasured and that is why each year Bastille Day is celebrated with a special festival. This year the annual Franschhoek Bastille...

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#OpenforWinter

Winter in the Franschhoek Valley is a not-to-be-missed experience! With vineyards and oak trees bare, the architecture of the Cape Dutch homesteads and the backdrop of majestic mountains create the perfect ambience for warming meals and fire-side wine tastings. At La Motte, winter announces some exciting new offerings. Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant introduces a delightful...

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A Classic Choice

The La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon and La Motte Millennium are two stalwarts in the wine collection of any red wine enthusiast. Both wines echo the classic style of traditional Bordeaux claret and are acclaimed for their exceptional quality, maturation potential and affinity for the dinner table - especially with hearty and meaty winter fare.  Cellarmaster...

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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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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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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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La Motte Syrah, with strings attached...

Even though it is perfectly enjoyable on its own, wine often comes with a few strings attached... For instance, when we drink it. Is it an intricate red to warm you up on a cold winter’s night or a refreshing number for summer sipping? Perhaps it is a complex wine to open when entertaining connoisseur...

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