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Bastille Festival at La Motte

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 we celebrate Bastille Day with a special festival. This year marks...

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James Vos, Member of Parliament, Shadow Minister of Tourism, 19 March 2015

“La Motte, congratulations on receiving the Cape Winelands Mayoral Tourism Award. The judges were right. Your products embody the best of wineries and art. Your contributions and innovative ideas have lifted the tourism industry to new heights. This award recognizes that much of our success is directly attributable to your efforts. You have a bright...

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The Romance of Shiraz

La Motte has a keen appreciation of history and heritage – especially when it comes to wine. No surprise then, with its interesting and debated origin, Shiraz has become a focus point for the estate. Through the years legends about the origins of Shiraz, or Syrah as it is often called, have abounded. There was...

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Winter Warming Game Neck Potjie

The original way of cooking at the Cape in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is today called ‘slow food’. The development of the Slow Food Movement is a rebellion against modern fast food and promotes, among other things, respect for nature, food, the farmer who produces the food, and the protection of cultural traditions. Ingredients...

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Winter-warming Cape Winelands Cuisine Corn and Basil Soup Recipe

This is an old soup recipe, but it certainly would not seem out of place in any modern cookbook. The original recipe doesn’t specify the herbs to be used and only refers to a ‘bunch of herbs’. In this recipe we prefer to use basil, but you can replace it with herbs of your choice....

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La Motte wine Estate recognised for its world class Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices

The Blushing Bride, a rare white or pink flower with silky, pointy petals, is somewhat of a legend in the Franschhoek Valley. The story goes that it was discovered in the surrounding mountains in 1773 and came by its romantic name from its use in a rather romantic tradition. A French Huguenot farmer who was...

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Arômes de La Motte – Sharing the essence of La Motte

La Motte Wine Estate is well-known for introducing visitors to a sensational sensory experience. While its picturesque Franschhoek Valley setting is a sight to behold, guests spend their time tasting wine, dining in the beautiful Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant or being charmed by the flavours of freshly-baked bread from the farm shop. Now an...

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International Wine Tourism Award puts spotlight on our world-class local industry

La Motte Wine Estate’s leading role in wine tourism in South Africa and the high standards of wine tourism in the country were once again placed in the spotlight by the announcement of the winners of the South African leg of the internationally respected Great Wine Capitals of the World (GWC) Best of Wine Tourism...

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La Motte acknowledged for contribution to economy in Boland region – PMR.africa Boland Region Leaders and Achievers Awards

La Motte Wine Estate was awarded by PMR.africa with a Golden Arrow 2013 award as a Leader and Achiever in the Boland Regional Survey for Agriculture (wine estates) and has achieved a rating of Excellent. The ratings are based on the perceptions of respondents from a random regional sample of eighty people comprising of CEO’s,...

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Pierneef à La Motte Pickles and Preserves

The bounty of fruit from the gardens at La Motte has been a great source of inspiration to the Pierneef à La Motte kitchen and the summer menu featured sun-ripe fruit in a variety of ways, from bruléed figs with duck liver parfait as a starter, to Cape Fruit Sorbets on the dessert menu. Saving...

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