Driving through the vineyards of La Motte, guests are welcomed by the impressive
Wine Bearer sculpture by Toby Megaw – the inspiration for the estate’s Sculpture Walk.
Etched against the landscape of vineyards and mountains, the Wine Bearer, standing four metres tall and weighing 560 kilograms, is a popular discussion point and much photographed object of art. Inspired by the admiration with which this sculpture is met, a Sculpture Walk – a guided tour along all the female sculptures on the estate – has been introduced. This experience reaffirms La Motte’s appreciation of the arts and celebrates the important role played by women in society.
Along the Walk, 11 sculptures are visited – from the welcoming Wine Bearer to the sculptures displayed in the La Motte Museum, Wine Tasting Room, Rupert Vinoteque, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant and the most recent addition, the Blushing Bride in the courtyard.
As a toast to this unique acquaintance with art, the La Motte Sculpture Walk is concluded with a tasting of the estate’s limited release La Motte Méthode Cap Classique and an elegant traditional French Madeleine under the age-old oak trees in La Motte’s garden.
Reservations are essential.
Thursday mornings between 10:00 and 11:00.
Closed on Christian religious holidays. Reservations are essential.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Please note that La Motte requires photo identification (Passport, Identity card/document or Driver’s licence) for security check-in.
As a toast to this unique acquaintance with art, the La Motte Sculpture Walk is concluded with a tasting of the estate’s limited release La Motte Méthode Cap Classique and an elegant traditional French Madeleine under the age-old oak trees in La Motte’s garden.Cost
R80 per personContact Details
The Sculptures on the Walk:
Welcoming guests to La Motte, she stands strong, but humble, serving as a symbol of La Motte’s spirit of sharing. Read More
Showing the courage and perseverance of the Voortrekker women. Can be viewed in the La Motte Museum. Read More
A celebration of harvest-time, the most important time on a wine estate. Can be viewed in the La Motte Museum. Read More
Celebrating the estate’s long-standing association with classical music. Can be viewed in the La Motte Museum area dedicated to the music and career of renowned mezzo-soprano and owner of La Motte, Hanneli Rupert. Read More
Symbolising the importance of family. Can be viewed in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. Read More
The beautifully feminine figures of Solitude and Rose by Theo Megaw in the La Motte Wine-Tasting Room and Adanté by Theo Megaw in the Rupert Vinoteque. Read More
The Kiss, by Theo Megaw centrally placed in the courtyard, symbolises motherly love. Read More
Modelled to Toby’s wife Paula and his daughter, The Mother and Child symbolises the importance of family. Read More
This unique work by Toby Megaw serves a tribute to the farm workers and has been placed in the La Motte Boardroom. Read More
Created on site in 2018 as a special commission and over a four-month period during the Fleurs de La Motte exhibition by Paula van Coller-Louw. The Blushing Bride portrays the elegance, rarity, fragility and beauty of a small protea, known as the Blushing Bride or the Pride of Franschhoek. Read More