Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, La Motte with its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine, and historic charm, is an enchanting choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Not only are guests invited to the elegant Wine Tasting Room for an introduction to La Motte’s renowned wine portfolio, the team at the La Motte Restaurant also enjoys sharing the best of local and seasonal flavours with patrons.
La Motte enjoys sharing its passions with guests, and visitors to the estate will be treated to a host of internationally acknowledged experiences.
The La Motte Museum hosts the South African Old Master J.H. Pierneef’s heritage collection, while a series of 128 linocut editions are displayed in various visiting areas on the estate. The collection was acquired from the artist’s daughter Marita Pierneef-Bailey in 2009 and features artworks dating between 1908 and 1955, as well as memorabilia including books, artefacts and Pierneef’s painting equipment.
RIGHT IMAGE: La Motte Museum Pierneef Station Panel reconstruction
TOP LEFT IMAGE: La Motte Museum Pierneef Collection
LOWER LEFT IMAGE: Tapestries current exhibition
The museum also presents curated art exhibitions. The current exhibition, Threads of Synergy Contemporary South African Tapestry Art, is on display until 2022. Join the Art Experience for a walkabout of the exhibition and an overview of the collaborative process by which the Stephens Tapestry Studio creates these magnificent large-scale mohair tapestries alongside renowned local artists.
Guests can further book a Sculpture Walk (or purchase a booklet for a self-guided walk) along all the female sculptures on the estate. This experience reaffirms La Motte’s appreciation of the arts and celebrates the important role played by women in society.
The history and heritage of the estate is also presented in a Historic Walk through La Motte’s rose garden and an overview of the historic Cape Dutch houses gracing the Franschhoek Valley landscape.
La Motte Hiking trail
Continuing the Christmas tradition, music lovers are treated to a Classical Music Concert in the Historic Red Wine Cellar. The Songmakers Guild will present a selection of songs and carols complemented with readings of the Christmas Story by Johann Nel.
Other summer activities at La Motte include appreciating the breath-taking views of the Franschhoek valley on a self-guided mountainside hike, which explores the wealth of fauna and flora of the natural environment.
For more information and to book any of the above experiences, please visit www.la-motte.com
RIGHT IMAGE: La Motte Restaurant
TOP LEFT IMAGE: La Motte Restaurant
LOWER LEFT IMAGE: Wine and food at La Motte Restaurant
RIGHT IMAGE: La Motte Historic Buildings
TOP LEFT IMAGE: La Motte Vin de Joie Rose
LOWER LEFT IMAGE: La Motte Wines