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Partner content: International award reaffirms La Motte as leading wine tourism destination

La Motte Wine Estate has been appointed as the 2019 Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards winner for Best Food and Wine Matching Experience for an unprecedented fifth time.

Food and wine from La Motte

The informal garden menu at La Motte. Photo supplied.

The Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards aims to recognise estates that successfully implement wine tourism to support their focus of wine-making and has also awarded La Motte with this exceptional recognition in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

The interior at Pierneef a La Motte Restaurant.

The interior at Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. Photo Supplied.

The historic estate is situated in the Franschhoek Wine Valley, which has been acclaimed as South Africa’s culinary hotspot. “Our wine and food experiences are developed with our guests in mind,” says La Motte CEO, Hein Koegelenberg. “While quality is at the essence of what we do, we are passionate about sharing our love for food and wine with our guests in a way that intrigues and entertains. We are delighted for the judging panel’s consistent confidence in our offering and we are truly honoured by such international acknowledgement.”

Dish from La Motte.

The sophisticated à la carte menu at La Motte Wine Estate. Photo supplied.

The La Motte Tasting Room and the estate’s Pierneef à La Motte restaurant offer a comprehensive food and wine experience, introducing guests to food and wine in a host of innovative ways. From dedicated food and wine pairings to authentic South African heritage cuisine, the novel La Motte food and wine experience extends to the estate’s comprehensive tourism offering and is included in themed pairings and dinners, classical music concerts, educational walks such as the historic or sculpture walk, a guided mountainside hike, art experiences and the charming Farm Shop. Food and wine are also celebrated through seasonal events such as an interactive Harvest Experience during the pressing season and the popular Evening of Vintage Wine & Venison in winter, to name but a few.

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