Franschhoek Wine Valley

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 with our annual Harvest Experience.

Join one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable wine tasting ambassadors during harvest time for a celebration of the unique harvest traditions.

  • In the vineyard – enjoy an introduction to the various varietals, harvest processes and the estate’s biologic farming practices. Spot the differences between the various varieties and taste the sweetness of the ripe berries.
  • In the cellar – experience the hand-sorting of grapes, crush, pump-overs and other cellar activities, concluded with a tasting of grape must (fermenting grape juice) from a fermentation tank.
  • In the tasting room – sit down to a tasting of La Motte’s award-winning collection of wines – five wines from the La Motte Collection as well as the two wines from the estate’s renowned Pierneef Collection.
  • In the shade of the age-old oaks – relax in the calm ambience of the estate gardens and enjoy Chef Eric Bulpitt’s special Harvest Plate. Enjoying your time with us? Why not linger longer and try sharing plates from our Garden Menu – with a glass of wine of course!

The Harvest Experience at R100 per person includes the vineyard and cellar tour as well as wine tasting. It takes about 90 minutes and will be available hourly from Tuesdays to Fridays, between 10:00 and 15:00 from 1 February to the end of harvest (mid-April).

The Harvest Plate is additional and optional and is available at R140 per person.

Reservations can be made with the La Motte Tasting Room at T +27 (0)21 876 8820 or E tasting@la-motte.co.za


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 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

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za