Harvest-time has arrived and as the most important time on a wine farm, it brings with it an infectious verve and positive energy – even in these difficult circumstances. After an outstanding growing season, quality expectations are high and we would like to invite you to join the La Motte Harvest Experience and share in the excitement of harvest-time in the Winelands.
Join one of the estate’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable wine tasting ambassadors for a celebration of unique harvest traditions.
- In the vineyard – enjoy an introduction to the various varietals, harvest processes and the estate’s biologic farming practices. Spot the differences between the various varieties and taste the sweetness of the ripe berries.
- In the cellar – experience the hand-sorting of grapes, crush, pump-overs and other cellar activities, concluded with a tasting of grape must (fermenting grape juice) from a fermentation tank.
- In the tasting room – sit down to a tasting of La Motte’s award-winning collection of wines – five wines from the La Motte Collection as well as the two wines from the estate’s renowned Pierneef Collection.
- In the shade of the age-old oaks – relax in the calm ambience of the estate gardens and enjoy Chef Eric Bulpitt’s special Harvest Plate – with a glass of wine of course!
The Harvest Experience at R120 per person includes the vineyard and cellar tour as well as wine tasting. It takes about 90 minutes and happens hourly from Tuesdays to Sundays, between 10:00 and 15:00 from 9 February to the end of March.
A Harvest Plate is additional and optional and is available at R185 per person. This nostalgic platter of Winelands favourites includes a moreish beef and onion pie, cured meats, boerenkaas, pickles, chutney, farm-baked bread, grapes and crudités.
The Harvest Experience takes place outside and in the spacious cellar and Tasting Room where social distancing as well as all other Covid protocol is in place. Please see protocol.
Reservations are recommended and can be made with the La Motte Tasting Room at T +27 (0)21 876 8820 or E email@example.com
La Motte’s renowned harvest-time mosbolletjies are also available at the La Motte Farm Shop for the duration of harvest.