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, 9 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 Kiss 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.
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
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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.
Showing the courage and perseverance of the Voortrekker women. Can be viewed in the La Motte Museum.
A celebration of harvest-time, the most important time on a wine estate. Can be viewed in the La Motte Museum.
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.
Symbolising the importance of family. Can be viewed in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.
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.
The newly revealed, The Kiss, by Theo Megaw centrally placed in the courtyard, symbolises motherly love.