Be part of the story of wine and enjoy the energy and excitement of Harvest Time in the Winelands with the La Motte Harvest Experience.
Join one of the estate’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable wine tasting ambassadors during harvest time for a celebration of the unique harvest traditions.
The Harvest Experience
• In the vineyard - enjoy an introduction to the various varietals, harvest processes and the estate’s biologic farming practices.
• 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.
• 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 will be available hourly from Tuesdays to Fridays, between 10:00 and 15:00 from 4 February to the end of harvest.
The Harvest Plate consists of smoked and flaked West Coast line fish with must velouté, grapes and baby spinach and is served with a grape focaccia. The Harvest Plate is additional and optional and available at R180 per person.
La Motte's renowned mosbolletjies - the brioche type bread baked from fermenting grape juice, is available from the La Motte Farm Shop for the duration of the harvest.
WHERE: La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Franschhoek, 7691
WHEN: Tuesdays to Fridays, between 10:00 and 15:00 from 4 February to the end of harvest
La Motte is a Conservation Champion and is featured on the Cape Town Green Map
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