La Motte – Historical Wine Production in the Region Since the 1700s

La Motte Winery is present in the stunning Franschhoek Valley. The winery produces excellent wines that are popular all over the world due to their quality and structure. The property at La Motte Winery is an excellent place to enjoy traditional food, beautiful natural surroundings, and history. A German immigrant, Hans Hendrik Hattingh, bought a piece of land in the region, and in 1709, Pierre Joubert purchased the estate. The name La Motte comes from a small Provence village named La Motte d’Aigues. Dr. Anton Rupert bought the farm in 1970, and named the estate after this French village. Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her husband now own the winery. La Motte Winery uses modern viticultural practices and recently built a new cellar space. There are four historical monuments present in the estate named Jonkershuis, Historic Cellar, Water Mill, and the Manor House.

La Motte is one of the first wineries to be awarded the Environmental Management Certification for their sustainable viticultural efforts.

Sustainable and Ecological Methods in the Vineyards of their Winery

La Motte is one of the first wineries to be awarded an Environmental Management Certification. The workers use sustainable and ecological methods in their vineyards. They always respect the environment and use maximum effort to protect nature and their vineyards during all winemaking processes. The climate and soils in the region are perfect for the cultivation of vines. They handpick the best grapes and carry it carefully to the winery. A proper fermentation and maturation process gives their wines excellent aromas and intriguing flavors.

Multiple Grape Varieties and Attention to Quality

The main varieties that grown at La Motte Winery include Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. These grapes help in the production of their high-quality red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines.

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Services / Facilities:
Reduced Mobility Access available Reduced Mobility Access
Not Organic Producer Organic Producer
Restaurant available Has Restaurant
Hotel Accommodation Unavailable Has Hotel
Kids Activities available Kids Activities
Pets Not Allowed Pets Allowed
Bus Parking Unavailable Bus Parking
Cellar Door Sales
Appellation:
Franschhoek
Wine Types:
Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine,
Grape Varieties:

Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Viognier, Pinot Noir

Location:
R45 Main Road, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa See it on map
Visiting Hours:

Tasting Room
Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday: Closed

Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, Museum and Farm Shop
Tuesday - Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00

Spoken Languages: English

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