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Cooking at the Eat Out Awards

Chef Chris Erasmus and the Pierneef à La Motte team are very excited to have been chosen to cook at the annual Eat Out Awards! The event, which acknowledges and acclaims chefs, restaurants and the culinary industry, will take place on Sunday 10 November 2013 at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town....

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Classical Music Concert Programme

Inspired by La Motte’s owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg, La Motte’s close association with classical music is celebrated by a programme of monthly classical music concerts presented in the beautiful Historic Cellar on the estate. An impressive line-up of both local and international artists will perform in the upcoming months with a programme that varies from piano...

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Showcasing the art of Pierneef wines with two new vintage releases

Two new vintages of Pierneef wines were recently released: The 2010 Pierneef Shiraz Viognier and the 2013 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc. La Motte’s premium Pierneef range is a tribute to South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957), famous for his mastership in portraying the unadorned beauty of the South African landscape and architecture. Each...

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La Motte celebrates National Arbor Week

The first week of September is National Arbor Week in South Africa. Many countries across the globe realise the importance of a green environment as well as the importance of education and informing people about treasuring the environment. While Arbor Day is celebrated one day per year in many countries, in South Africa, we have...

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La Motte Food and Wine Tasting nominated in Wine Tourism SA’s Klink Awards

We have been nominated in the annual Wine tourism SA Klink awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing at the Cellar Door. Have you experienced our Food and Wine Tasting? Presented from a private room in the elegant La Motte Tasting Room, the Food and Wine Tasting pair five La Motte wines with five tastings...

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Hiking Trail reopens to floral splendour

Our Hiking Trail is reopening on the 30th of September and after the winter’s rain, the mountain offers a splendour of indigenous flora and breathtaking vistas of the Franschhoek Valley. A further expression of La Motte’s commitment to the highest conservation and biodiversity standards and the protection of precious indigenous flora and fauna in the...

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Stinging Nettles to keep you warm!

Legend has it that Roman soldiers brought stinging nettles to Britain as they used the plants for “urtification”. That is, they beat themselves with the herb to encourage surface blood circulation in an effort to keep warm in England’s cold and damp climate. It is really cold in the Winelands this week, but luckily we...

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King's Bread Soup Recipe

If you are short on time, grill a fillet but if you would like to spend some time in the kitchen, try this traditional Cape recipe for King’s Bread Soup. It is rich and hearty, but makes for an elegant combination with the 2017 La Motte Millennium. KING’S BREAD SOUP Ingredients 700 g beef shin or...

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Classical Music Concert: Sarita Uranovsky (violin) and Tertia Visser-Downie (piano)

Currently pursuing a concert and teaching career in the United States of America, Sarita Uranovsky, a native of Cape Town, began playing the violin at age 7. Since her debut at the age of 15, she has appeared as soloist with various orchestras across the globe and in recital on stages worldwide. Ms Uranovsky has...

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Warming up the Winelands with a traditional Cape Brandy Tart

What better way to warm up a cold and wet Wednesday in the Winelands, than a traditional Cape Brandy Tart? This recipe is part of the collection of well-researched recipes in our Cape Winelands Cuisine Cookbook, sharing the history of food and the traditional ways of cooking with beautiful photography and recipes adjusted for the...

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