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Art in Clay celebrates Women at La Motte Museum

Until 16 November 2012, La Motte will take part in the second Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival – a celebration of how the most basic of materials – clay and water – can be transformed by skill and fire to create varied and interesting objects, from art-works to quality domestic pieces. The La Motte Museum...

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Winelands Tea from Pierneef à La Motte

Celebrating our culture of hospitality and our heritage of passionate Cape cooks who were well-known for their pastries and confectionery, La Motte has introduced a beautifully presented Winelands Tea. The Winelands Tea is served in Pierneef à La Motte restaurant, on the stoep or in the garden and guests will be able to choose from...

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New Vintage Release of Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc

With an exceptionally cold and wet winter behind us, the release of 2012 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc (Organically Grown) is timed perfectly for those long-awaited alfresco lunches and sunset hours. Not made in a full-ripe style, this wine is ideal as a beautiful glass on its own, while its lovely complexity ensures it to...

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Spring Recipe from Chef Chris Erasmus – Steamed Artichokes

Chef Chris Erasmus of Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant shares a green recipe for summer from the Cape Winelands Cuisine recipe book (page 165). In Van Riebeeck’s time, artichokes were in abundance at the Cape and used in many recipes, adapted for the modern-day kitchen and palate. This recipe for Steamed Artichokes with fennel is...

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Hein’s Letter

La Motte enjoys sharing its commitment to environmental sustenance and sustainable farming and this is the ideal time to introduce 2012 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc (Organically Grown), the Pierneef à La Motte Spring Menu, with a host of fresh ingredients from our organic vegetable and herb garden, and the reopening of the La Motte...

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Plan your own La Motte Experience

La Motte Estate, the South African Winner – Best of Wine Tourism 2012 in the Great Wine Capitals of the World Competition, offers a wide variety of enjoyment and entertainment under the banner The La Motte Experience. Here’s a brief run-down of general information to help you plan an exciting day at the Franschhoek Valley’s...

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Plaisir de France – a celebration of culture and heritage

With its rich French Huguenot heritage, La Motte celebrates the exciting cultural exchange programme between France and South Africa by adding some French flair to its experiences and activities – from wine to food, art and music. Wine: The La Motte Tasting Room will be presenting its elegant wine tastings with French flair, while sharing...

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