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La Motte Wine Estate

R45, Main Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 34 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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Pretoria, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visiting Franschoek is a lovely experience. But the highlight for us was lunch at the Pierneef Restaurant at La Motte. Everything about the visit was superb. Michelle and her staff make one wish that the restaurant was closer to home so that we could visit more frequently. Now we will have to live with the find memories!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A Grand Experience, Above and Beyond Excellent, Great Wines, Great Staff, Great Memories. It's my favorite place to visit and to have lunch. As Arnold would say, "I'll be back".This winery is a must if you visit this area, and have lunch here. See restaurant review.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After driving around beautiful Franschhoek for a showery morning we came across the entrance to La Motte at lunch time so we drove it. It is a lovely place with an interesting museum covering the history and art work of the winery and its founder, a walking trail which looked nice but we did not take the hike. The harvest... More

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stopped in for wine tasting and unexpected lunch outdoors at Pierneef. not only is this one of the most beautiful and classic wine estates in the area ( the wine is awesome too! ), the restaurant was one of the best meals we have had in our extensive travels. Service and setting was wonderful. The menu was fresh and creative.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

La Motte is an incredibly well-kept and beautifully elegant estate. Wandering around the grounds, we kept discovering hidden treasures. We particularly enjoyed the wine tasting with very friendly staff and ended up buying some of their excellent wines. I definitely will go back to try out their restaurant and just spend more time strolling around the wonderful estate.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We went to La motte just for their hiking trail. We were given a friendly wlecome and send on our wat with maps and water. The trail itself is very pleasant taking you up through the vines onto the mountainside - where the views are stunning. The walk is sufficently long and challenging to provide a couple of hours distraction... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stumbled upon La Motte by accident on our way out of the Motor Museum in Franschhoek and were so happy we did. Completely surprised by the farm and how beautiful the buildings and gardens were, we also had one of the best wine tastings ever. The staff were not overly pushy, they sat us down explained the wine and... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our visit, on the spur of the moment, was well rewarded with warm welcome and a fantastic wine tasting. As a wine lover, the wine tasting area is well set out and the wine did not disappoint either. The wine tasting assistant was knowledgeable about his fare and could answer most of my questions. The restaurant " Pierneefs" is wonderfully... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When we pulled into the entrance, we were taken aback by the beauty of this estate. The property is stunning and that is about as good as the experience gets. We had lunch reservations at Pierneef a La Motte and were looking forward to eating there. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best and our server was inattentive which also... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We visited this place twice during our stay in Franschhoek; early afternoon wine tasting and an evening Piano concert later on in the old wine cellar. Both were highly memorable experiences. There’s even a 2-3hrs hike on the grounds which we unfortunately never got to try so do leave plenty of time when visiting this place – a classy mixture... More

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