Franschhoek Wine Valley

La Motte Overall Winner: Best Farming Practices at 2016 Nedbank Green Wine Awards

La Motte Wine Estate is delighted about its latest recognition as the Overall Winner for Best Farming Practices in the 2016 Nedbank Green Wine Awards as well as being acknowledged as the Leader in Community Development.

“Judges in the Best Farming Practices category looked at not only what goes into the bottle, but considered the wellbeing of farm employees and surrounding communities and the wider impact of farming on the surrounding environments.” (Nedbank Green Wine Awards Press Release)

Although what goes into the bottle is of the utmost importance to the team at La Motte, its people and the environment have always received priority. “Quality in wine is non-negotiable, but so is the conservation of our natural environment and the support and development of our employees and community,” says Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of La Motte. “We are humbled and proud to be recognised in this way.”

La Motte was voted the winner by a judging panel of industry leaders, along with members of the WWF and fellow producers.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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