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La Motte – Art, Culture and Cuisine

For wine enthusiasts the name La Motte is synonymous with exceptional quality and winemaking expertise. The estate has a rich French Huguenot heritage dating back to 1659, with the first vines planted by Gabriel du Toit in 1752. But it is under the guidance of owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her husband Hein Koegelenberg that La Motte it has become an internationally important and respected wine producer.

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Vineyards Facts

Founding year
1695, first wine 1984
Adress
La Motte, R45 Main Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Acreage
75 hectares
Flagship wine
Hanneli R
Specials
Food & Wine Tasting, Hiking Trail, Museum, Farm Shop, Sculpture Walk, Historic Walk, Restaurants
Tasting Room
Tue-Sun: 09:00 - 17:00 h

www.la-motte.com

Edmund Terblanche

Edmund Terblanche took some detours before settling on wine cultivation: after graduating in Urban Park and Recreation Management, he worked as a vice chairman in this area until he decided in 1998 to follow his interest in vineyards and to study Cellar Technology at the Elsenburg Agricultural College. There, Edmund Terblanche became the best student for wine cultivation one year later and was distinguished as the Student of the Year 2000 from the Elsenburg Cellar Technology Old Students Organisation (ECOO). After his graduation, he started working as an assistant at La Motte. Today, he is the cellar master of the estate and he is now able to put the focus on sustainability due to his experience. With his team, he works on several environment protection projects – one of the most important aspects of wine production, as he himself states. When it comes to the production of wine, the top priority for him is to make the best of what the grapes offer him naturally. During his time at La Motte, Edmund Terblanche has received numerous awards with his creations. Thanks to his expertise that is due to equally numerous visits abroad, Edmund works as a judge, too.

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Bestseller
South Africa
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White Wine
La Motte Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€15.93* / 1 Liter)

€11.95*
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Bestseller
Exclusive
South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Cellarmaster Vintage Selection Shiraz Grenache 2018 in gift box

Content: 0.75 Liter (€25.27* / 1 Liter)

€18.95*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Hanneli R 2015

Content: 0.75 Liter (€109.33* / 1 Liter)

€82.00*
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4* Platter
TOP 100
South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Content: 0.75 Liter (€22.60* / 1 Liter)

€16.95*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Millennium 2021

Content: 0.75 Liter (€18.60* / 1 Liter)

€13.95*
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4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Franschhoek Syrah 2018

Content: 0.75 Liter (€23.93* / 1 Liter)

€17.95*
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Bestseller
4.5* Platter
South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Pierneef Syrah-Viognier 2018

Content: 0.75 Liter (€29.33* / 1 Liter)

€22.00* Last lowest price: €19.80*
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4* Platter
South Africa
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White Wine
La Motte Franschhoek Chardonnay 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€21.27* / 1 Liter)

€15.95*
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Bestseller
South Africa
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Rosé Wine
La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé 2022

Content: 0.75 Liter (€19.93* / 1 Liter)

€14.95*
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Magnum
South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Pierneef Syrah-Viognier 2018 Magnum

Content: 1.5 Liter (€36.67* / 1 Liter)

€55.00*
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South Africa
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Red Wine
La Motte Pierneef Syrah-Viognier 2018 | Redwine from Germany

Content: 1.5 Liter (€29.33* / 1 Liter)

€44.00*
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Blemished Bottle
South Africa
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Red Wine
Blemished Bottle: La Motte Cellarmaster Vintage Selection Shiraz Grenache 2018

Content: 0.75 Liter (€16.43* / 1 Liter)

€12.32* €18.95* (34.99% saved)
Last lowest price: €12.32*
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La Motte wine stands for top quality

The La Motte wine estate is situated in the middle of the beautiful Cape Winelands, not far from the town of Franschhoek. After an extensive renovation in 2010, La Motte has become one of the main destinations for international wine tourists in South Africa. La Motte Wine Estate extends its commitment to premium wine to neighbouring culinary and cultural areas. In the estate's own restaurant, guests can enjoy traditional dishes with a modern twist and, of course, sample a La Motte wine or two from South Africa. A museum also showcases the estate's turbulent history, while regular musical events are part of La Motte's proverbial good tone and make La Motte more than just a winery.

The wines of La Motte

At the La Motte winery, traditional winemaking is combined with state-of-the-art cellar technology to produce premium wines of the highest class, as the wine must meet strict quality criteria. The success of the wines is confirmed by the regular international awards for the La Motte wine produced year after year. Both the red and white wines reflect the winemakers' accumulated experience, but also their passion for wine from South Africa. On the 75 hectares of vineyards, mainly the grape varieties ShirazCabernet SauvignonGrenacheChardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are cultivated. Among the unique red wines, the La Motte Pierneef Syrah-Viognier, which was dedicated to the South African landscape painter Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, whose artwork also adorns the label of the red wine, stands out in particular. In addition, the La Motte winery also produces a famous blend in the style of a Rhône wine composed of GrenacheSyrah and Mourvèdre, which bears the glamorous name "Hanneli R". But also the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Franschhoek Syrah are internationally recognised wines with great fruit aromas and a pleasant tannin structure. The fruity, uncomplicated white wines from La Motte, such as the Pierneef Sauvignon BlancFranschhoek Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, round off the portfolio of La Motte perfectly and also convince as versatile food companions with a long-lasting taste.

La Motte with sustainable viticulture

The La Motte wine estate is committed to issues of nature conservation and gentle viticulture. For example, the winemakers preserve South Africa's natural flora, especially fynbos. La Motte is also a WWF Conservation Champion and a member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, and therefore avoids the use of herbicides and pest control as far as possible. The grapes for the ripening process come from their own vineyards and from partner wineries in the surrounding area. This allows the winemakers to ensure consistently high quality while experimenting with the different terroirs. Every sip of the unique La Motte wines made from grapes from the vineyards located 300 to 400 metres above sea level makes the heart of every wine lover beat faster!