La Motte Wine Estate
La Motte Wine Estate
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Cliffiedejager
    Ceres, South Africa7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing experience! La Motte tasting
    We have visited 68 wine farms in the past two years in the Cape wine lands. Never had such an epic wine tasting experience and historical journey, backed with experience, knowledge, and true love for wine. Thanks Ross for making it a absolute worth while experience. Sparkling clean and fancy wine glases - Check Fantastic wines - Check Beautiful setup - Check One of our best so far. Thanks La Motte (and Ross) We"ll be back!
    Thank you for your visit and kind review Cliffiedejager. I am elated you had such a great experience at La Motte. I have passed your compliments on to Ross. Let me know when you will join us again.
    Written October 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
  • LeJean M
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing wine tasting experience
    This was probably the best wine experience I’ve had in the Winelands. The venue is stunning, neat, clean, with great decor and friendly staff. Ross assisted us and he was extremely knowledgeable. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back with all our friends and family.
    Thank you so much for you kind review LeJean. I have passed your comments on to Ross who was thrilled you enjoyed his tasting so much
    Written October 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Livelife2max
    Greater London, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Wine Tasting
    I have been to La Motte for wine tasting a few times over the years but this surpassed all other visits. Tyrone was a fantastic host who really knew his subject matter. My daughter and I found out so much more about the wine making process, grapes, climates etc than we knew before. He was happy to answer all of our questions. What a great experience.
    Thank you very much for you return visit to La Motte Livelife2max. I am glad you enjoyed your tasting and i hope you will continue to return many more times. I have passed your comments on to Tyron who was very happy you enjoyed his tasting.
    Written October 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Matt Marshall
    Ladysmith, South Africa14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food and service
    La Motte is a beautiful estate which is clearly well run in every sector. Having come for lunch the food and service excelled. All parties were beyond happy with their two courses. Even though the menu is small, they have executed all dishes extremely well. The staff were friendly and efficient throughout our visit. We would recommend the pancakes (favourite amongst the table) with the whipped custard. Might recommend a visit to the beautiful grounds and the bakery!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Lardie
    Wardington, United Kingdom360 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Breakfast in Franschhoek.
    What a fantastic place for breakfast. My wife and I have been to Franschhoek 4 years running and only went here today for the first time. The welcome from our server Jenny was brilliant. We had an exceptional breakfast. See the photos. We then stopped off for a wine tasting with Jade who was as bubbly as the champagne we tasted. This place is class! I need to make up for lost time!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 10, 2024
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Susan D
Flower Mound, TX64 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Our six adults visited La Motte for the hiking trail, lunch and wine tasting. Lunch was excellent and the wines were good. However, the hiking trail that we took prior to lunch was not quite as it is advertised. It is more like a mountain climbing experience. It is not recommended for anyone with mobility issues or children. Extremely rocky! At some points they placed chains to pull yourself up over the boulders. It is a long trail that took our six in shape adults (ranging in age from 35 -65) about 2 1/2 hours to complete. Would not recommend if the weather was wet as the rocks would be very slippery and hard to navigate. Just a word of caution. It was an experience we would only do once. Lunch at the end of the experience was delightful!
Written March 28, 2022
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Andrachris
Chalfont St. Giles, UK14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Wine tasting good as always. Unfortunately we cancelled our order via Capreo for 60 bottles as felt rather insulted that the the tasting fee of 60 rand each (2 of us) was not waived. It’s not the money it’s just the wine won’t taste as good. Never happened to us before and we have visited from UK 8 times, bought La Motte every time. The reason our waiter explained was the money goes to Capreo, but guys its your wine and your brand! Is this a new thing?
Written February 26, 2022
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Bears Notebook by Sabrina Shaw
Milan, Italy321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Friday mornings at La Motte are where you should be during Spring & Summer.

My step-mother and I joined for the tutored food and wine pairing held at the Pierneef A La Motte restaurant which quite frankly was one of my best experiences in the Franschhoek Wine Valley to date.

Warmly welcomed with a glass of the MCC, we began with a sensory tasting coupled with the 2018 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc to get the tastebuds tuned in for the wonderful showcase of wines and food we were about to be shown.

Each dish was full of different flavours and textures which matched the wine's different accents beautifully.

The estate is incredibly well-kept and beautiful to walk amongst, drop into their shop for a few beautiful South African inspired gifts and homeware.
Written January 22, 2020
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richarjeff
Muenchwilen, Switzerland17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We travelled as 2 families, 2 adults, 5 kids, and turned up at La Motte for lunch without a reservation. there were no tables available, but we were promised to have one in the beautiful outdoor section within an hour which fortunately gave us just enough time for a wine tasting first.
The only complaint I have was the lack of knowledge from the lady who took us through the wine tasting, who had a great opportunity to impress, but failed. After telling us how superior the La Motte bubbly is to Champagne, sh was unable to tell us why and left my French friends (travelling with us), rather unimpressed. I would recommend better training for the staff (if this is reflective of the wine tasting staff more broadly) . This is the only reason I give a 3, rather than 4 or 5 star rating.
Once at the restaurant, the service was good, the food, very good and the general experience, left us very satisfied indeed.
La Motte buildings and grounds are beautiful and evidently very well cared for.
Written February 28, 2022
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Markie-Post
Durban, South Africa369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Business
I specially went to art gallery at La Motte. They were displaying Pierneef’s works and he was with my Great Grandfather Pieter Wenning as part of “The Individualists,” a group of Dutch artists in the early 1900’s. Pieter Wenning was one of the artists credited with bringing Impressionism to South Africa.

The variety of art was wonderful and the added display of his equipment was very informative.

Enjoyed good coffee in the garden afterwards.
Written August 3, 2020
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noname100001
Cambridge, UK116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We had the best wine tasting led by James, who is the most knowledgeable and charming wine enthusiast. Not only that he knew everything about the wines he brought us but to taste, but made the experience quite different by using little scent samples from his extensive collection to us find the different aromas in the different wines. After that he used an aerator that totally changes the wine while being poured through it, opening it up as though it was decanted and left to stand for a while. Really amazing experience, James is a true enthusiast and an asset to La Motte!
Written December 22, 2020
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Heatherybluff
George, South Africa144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
My partner and I visited La Motte recently. We first strolled through the museum, which has an interesting history of the wine farm and the Rupert family. We also enjoyed the beautiful art and sculptures by well known South African and foreign artists. We then popped into the shop, which has some great gift ideas. After that we sat under the beautiful shady oak trees and shared some delicious chilled La Motte Sauvignon Blanc accompanied by their generous charcuterie board. A lovely way to wile away the hours on a balmy summer day!
Written November 21, 2020
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Rian D
Joostenbergvlakte, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
I have to say to have a Wine tasting experience during Covid, that you would give 7 ******* rating is exceptional.. I was blown away by the knowledge of wine, level of interaction, up selling skills, enjoyment and entertainment value. We were engaged since the beginning of the wine tasting experience untill we left.. The service from the Wine Ambassador was next level. Well done, James Horner. Takes a lot to impress a Wine Specialist/Sommelier, 18 yrs in the Industry. We will be back with more people. Other Wine Farms can go and learn How to blow your customer away with the service element.
Written April 4, 2021
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zerwickrenatevictor
Centurion, South Africa2,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We had the absolute pleasure to visit La Motte wine estate in April 2021 during our stay in Franschhoek.

The wine estate is in a league of its own and boasts beauty and elegance in abundance in all the buildings and gardens. The art gallery is a feast for art lovers.

The staff in the tasting room welcomed us with heartfelt hospitality and we immediately felt at home.

My husband and I enjoyed our wine tasting with a fire crackling in the fireplace close to us and enjoyed every blissful sip. Shannon, our host was friendly, professional and knowledgeable about each wine. My husband bought NV La Motte Straw wine which was exquisite.

We have been La Motte wine lovers for many years and thoroughly enjoyed our special and memorable wine tasting at La Motte.
Written August 7, 2021
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James H
Daventry, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
What a beautiful estate and great wine. Monique was amazing and was incredibly knowledgable about the wine. She is a credit to the organisation. Thank you for a lovely tasting session. Our only disappointment was tasting could only be done inside and it’s a shame as the grounds and views are so lovely. Brilliant non the less.
Written March 5, 2020
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