La Motte Wine Estate
Franschhoek Wine Valley
The 300-year-old La Motte estate is owned by Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and managed by husband Hein Koegelenberg. The farm combines centuries of wine-making expertise with the latest vineyard and cellar technology to produce wines of international quality. In recent years, La Motte has expanded into wine tourism with the acclaimed Pierneef a La Motte Restaurant, La Motte Museum, a mountainside hiking trail and a farm shop. La Motte is also famous for its classical music concerts which feature international and local artists.
White and Dessert Wines
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
Wine & Food Pairing
The name of Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant is inspired by La Motte’s admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957).
Pierneef’s adoration of the South African landscape and his appreciation of the country’s diversity are reflected in the restaurant’s focus on heritage cuisine and how it embraces cultural influences, ingredients and recipes. His European inspirations, exceptional creativity as well as pioneering efforts in the South African art environment, involving new techniques and various genres, also resonate with Pierneef à La Motte’s
interpretation of the history of South African cuisine and its strive towards innovation in executing modern South African heritage cuisine. Celebrating South Africa’s culinary heritage, lunch at Pierneef à La Motte treats guests to a sophisticated à la carte menu within the restaurant’s elegant ambience, beautifully embraced by tranquil gardens. Welcoming guests to its culture of sharing, Pierneef à La Motte’s Garden Menu is a relaxed offering to be enjoyed under the estate’s majestic oak trees during warmer weather, from October to Easter.
Arts & Culture
Grounds: Public Garden
Grounds: Nature Reserve