Nearing the end of harvest 2020

With the harvest nearing completion it’s been interesting to receive feedback from some of the Vignerons. Although the temperatures have been quite extreme, the winemakers have been happy with the quality of the fruit. The weather has been advantageous for the ripening factors, and their outlook is positive as they remain hopeful that this harvest … Read more

Harvest season in Franschhoek

The months of February and March have great significance in the wine industry, in that it symbolises the celebration of the harvest. This integral part of the winemaking process is a carefully curated journey from vineyard to bottle, which requires the focused attention of the winemaker and their teams. Their days start before the sun … Read more

The La Motte Harvest Experience – A Celebration of Winelands Traditions

Whether you get up early to be in the vineyards for cool morning grape picking, stay up late for cellar pump-overs or just enjoy the mosbolletjies baked from the fermenting grape juice, the energy of harvest time in the Winelands is hard to resist. At La Motte, we invite you to share in the excitement … Read more

Seasonal harvest highlights shared with visitors to Allée Bleue

Allée Bleue, the family-owned Estate near Franschhoek in South Africa is primarily a working farm with nearly 80 hectares planted to fruit and olive trees adding to the tranquillity which our setting reflects.    Our wines are justly famous, having won hundreds of awards over the years and the Allée Bleue fresh herb range is available … Read more