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“Great hiking Trail”

La Motte Wine Estate
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Private Wine Tour of Franschhoek from Cape Town
Ranked #5 of 59 things to do in Franschhoek
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165 reviews
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“Great hiking Trail”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We went to La motte just for their hiking trail. We were given a friendly wlecome and send on our wat with maps and water. The trail itself is very pleasant taking you up through the vines onto the mountainside - where the views are stunning. The walk is sufficently long and challenging to provide a couple of hours distraction from eating and drinking and to build an appetite.

Visited April 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Pleasantly Surprised!!”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stumbled upon La Motte by accident on our way out of the Motor Museum in Franschhoek and were so happy we did.
Completely surprised by the farm and how beautiful the buildings and gardens were, we also had one of the best wine tastings ever.
The staff were not overly pushy, they sat us down explained the wine and left us to it.
With the wine tasting we got some bread as well as a little rusk.
The cellar is one of the nicest I have seen!
Such a beautiful estate - I'll definitely go back!

Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Elegant charm”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Our visit, on the spur of the moment, was well rewarded with warm welcome and a fantastic wine tasting. As a wine lover, the wine tasting area is well set out and the wine did not disappoint either. The wine tasting assistant was knowledgeable about his fare and could answer most of my questions. The restaurant " Pierneefs" is wonderfully spacious and the food though expensive by my standards was done to perfection. The museum, is definitely worth a visit too, if not for anything than to view the works of Pierneef himself with the largest current collection being housed right here. All in all, take at least a couple of hours to really appreciate this property.

Visited April 2014
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

When we pulled into the entrance, we were taken aback by the beauty of this estate. The property is stunning and that is about as good as the experience gets. We had lunch reservations at Pierneef a La Motte and were looking forward to eating there. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre at best and our server was inattentive which also made the experience disappointing. I should mention though that the hostess kept walking around to ensure things were in order but there's only so much that one person can do. The vibe was a little uppity for my taste (Babylonstoren is a lot warmer). After lunch, we went onto to do the wine tasting and I have to agree with the other reviewers that it was very rushed and felt too corporate. I would suggest trying Babylonstoren.

Visited March 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Fav wine & Wonderful piano concert”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We visited this place twice during our stay in Franschhoek; early afternoon wine tasting and an evening Piano concert later on in the old wine cellar. Both were highly memorable experiences. There’s even a 2-3hrs hike on the grounds which we unfortunately never got to try so do leave plenty of time when visiting this place – a classy mixture of modern contemporary design over a truly historic estate: manicured gardens surround museums, café/restaurant and a wine tasting emporium: when you walk around you really feel the depth of the establishment.

My favourites were: Shiraz/Viognier, Cab, and Chardonnay - all wonderful.

Would really love to come back…. Bought a few bottles through their German distributor already!

Visited March 2014
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