In 1970 the farm was sold to Dr. Anton Rupert. A major development, restoration and conservation program followed, which reinvented La Motte into a leading global wine producer and sought-after tourist destination. Vineyards have been progressively replanted with noble varieties, the latest viticulture practices have been introduced and a modern cellar has been built. La Motte is well worth a visit, the setting is sublime and is host to the Pierneef à La Motte restaurant as well as the Pierneef Art Museum. The name of the restaurant was inspired by La Motte’s admiration of South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957). Pierneef’s creativity in portraying the beauty of the South African landscape is echoed in the restaurant’s offering of traditional cuisine with a modern interpretation. The unique food styles and diverse flavours have been inspired by centuries of cooking, spiced by influences from across the globe, forming the precious ingredients of Cape Winelands Cuisine. Pay La Motte a visit you will not regret it. www.la-motte.com
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