La Motte Wine Estate

La Motte Wine Estate, Franschhoek: Hours, Address, La Motte Wine Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

La Motte Wine Estate
4.5
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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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Lauri3181
Boca Raton, FL8 contributions
We recently visited La Motte on a vacation from the US. There were eight of us. We made an appointment for a cellar tour and tasting. We were welcomed by Amy with a glass of delicious Sav Blanc. She led us on an informative and succinct tour of the wine production facility. We then sat for a tasting of their delightful wines. Amy was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The tasting area is beautiful. The estate is magnificent. The museum is definitely worth the visit. We would have loved to spend more time in the museum but we had another appointment. They also have a beautiful shop on the property. We had a wonderful experience at La Motte and would highly recommend it. I hope to return someday!
Written 31 July 2022
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Bridget
11 contributions
We did the hiking trail at La Motte, 80 rand per person. It was a very enjoyable 2 hours hike, slightly harder than I expected but a really nice way to spend the morning. Spectacular views and interested plants along the route.
Written 30 March 2022
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Susan D
Flower Mound, TX60 contributions
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 28 March 2022
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richarjeff
Muenchwilen, Switzerland17 contributions
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 28 February 2022
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Andrachris
Chalfont St. Giles, UK8 contributions
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 26 February 2022
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Vasileios V
7 contributions
Couples
An incredible experience. Make sure you visit this place is you are in the are a drink wine. This is by far the best tasty you will have. Book in advance and have a tour of the cellar.
Written 5 February 2022
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zitavskeho
Prague, Czech Republic539 contributions
The place reflects great wealth. Everything is big (the restaurant, gallery, cellar for the wine tasting). Just for this reason it is worth stopping by. The wine tasting was offered by a junior who knew his text, but it lacked personal passion.
Written 27 December 2021
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Anton K
4 contributions
Solo
I was very late so I was offered only two bottles to try and I picked Syrah. I have to admit that wine was of extraordinary quality and I ended up purchasing two bottles including signature Hanneli R. Hosts were welcoming, they also have nice gift store on premises.
Written 23 November 2021
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SiobhanY
145 contributions
Absolutely blown away by how incredibly well trained the staff are.

The wine is all fabulous quality, and the tasting experience was one of the best we've ever had!
Written 13 October 2021
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zerwickrenatevictor
Centurion, South Africa2 443 contributions
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 7 August 2021
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