La Motte Tasting Room


OPEN TIMES
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Tasting and Sales
Mondays - Saturdays
09h00 - 17h00

Closed on Sundays and Christian Religious Holidays

La Motte's completely redesigned and refurbished tasting facility, featuring a large fireplace for cosy winter tastings, has been highly commended for the inviting and friendly ambiance.

Here, a wide variety of La Motte’s award-winning wines can be sampled and purchased in a stylish and relaxing atmosphere. Seated at hand-made tasting tables, a welcoming tasting counter or on comfortable sofas, visitors have an unimpeded view of the working and maturation cellars through large glass panels. Tastings are enjoyed amidst original works of art by acclaimed South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, after whom La Motte’s Pierneef Collection of premium wines is named. Well-informed wine ambassadors are on hand to advise visitors about La Motte’s current vintages, theme tastings as well as older vintages that are available.

Taste the La Motte range of elegant wines, produced to express distinctive varietal character, and combining the best of what farms situated in diverse climatic regions have to offer, as well as the limited volume premium La Motte Pierneef range, consisting of varietal wines and innovative blends.

Alternatively, book ahead and join us for a specialised tasting such as the Comparative Shiraz Tasting and discover how Shiraz lends itself to expression of terroir as well as complementing other blending components. Or taste older vintages of select award-winning La Motte wines alongside current vintages and learn about the benefits of bottle ageing and maturation during the Vinoteque Tasting.

Mondays to Saturdays 09:00 – 17:00.
Closed on Sundays and Christian religious holidays.
Reservations for groups, themed tastings and cellar tours are essential – 8 to 16 people per tasting.
Cost R50 per person.
R60 per person when part of a group.
Themed tasting R200 per person – groups of 8 people. Reservations are essential.
Cellar tour and tasting R70 – maximum of 16 people. Reservations are essential.

Current Vintage Tasting

Taste the La Motte range of elegant wines, produced to express distinctive varietal character, and combining the best of what farms situated in diverse climatic regions have to offer as well as the limited volume premium La Motte Pierneef range, consisting of varietal wines and innovative blends.

Shiraz Comparative Tasting

Join us on a journey of discovery as we take a closer look at this ancient and noble variety. Taste young Shiraz from the barrel and discuss the influences that wood has on the wine before and after bottling. Sit down in the elegant private Tasting Room for a personalised tasting of various Shiraz blends, styles and vintages where the intricacies of Shiraz in South Africa and the world will be discussed. Discover how this amazing variety lends itself to expression of terroir as well as complementing other blending components. Strictly by appointment only.

Vinoteque Tasting

Explore the history and evolution of La Motte wines with this innovative and informative tasting. Taste older vintages of select award winning La Motte wines alongside current vintages and learn about the benefits of bottle ageing and maturation. Sit down in the elegant private tasting room for a personalised tasting where the history of wine-making at La Motte will be discussed in the broader context of the Franschhoek Valley and Cape wine-making region. Discover for yourself what makes La Motte internationally and locally acclaimed. Strictly by appointment only.