If you’re on the lookout for an unforgettable and unique dining experience, you should visit La Motte Wine Farm. Located in Franschhoek, this historic wine estate is home to Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s latest culinary adventure, JAN Franschhoek, which is inspired by his current JAN RSVP TV series. The charming and historic cottage amid rolling lavender fields is a not-to-be-missed dining destination.
A Scenic and Tranquil Environment
As you approach the cottage, you’ll marvel at the stunning views of the surrounding area and the beauty of the lavender fields. The Manor House offers an elegant and refined start to the experience before moving on to the Veepos cottage for dinner. The culinary offering at La Motte Wine Farm is crafted from 100% local ingredients inspired by regional cuisine, combining traditional and modern techniques to create a series of dishes.
A Unique Dining Experience at La Motte Wine Farm
The dining experience at La Motte Wine Farm is unique and comprises one half-tasting menu and one half customized à la carte dining. In addition, guests can choose between the Mountain Menu and River Menu options. The culinary magic that earned Jan Hendrik’s restaurant in Nice its coveted Michelin star is reflected in the superb story-telling cuisine. The JAN Library also has one of the largest collections of cookbooks in South Africa, inspiring the creation of several dishes.
Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff
The staff at La Motte Wine Farm is friendly and knowledgeable about the wines and the food. The wine tasting is excellent, and the wines are affordable and perfect. The grounds are scenic and beautiful, surrounded by vineyards and gardens. The whole look and feel of the place are unique, and the ambiance provides a tranquil and peaceful environment.
A Multitude of Features of La Motte Wine Farm
La Motte Wine Farm is a winery, bakery, cafe, hiking area, tourist attraction, vineyard, wine bar, and wine store all rolled into one. The estate also features a Pierneef Gallery and tapestries, an art museum that adds to the unique atmosphere of the farm.
Details and Contact Information
If you’re interested in visiting La Motte Wine Farm, here is some useful information:
- Address: R45, Franschhoek, 7691, South Africa
- Phone: +27 21 876 8000
- Website: La Motte Wine Farm
- Working Hours:
* Monday: Closed
* Tuesday – Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Some other highlights of La Motte Wine Farm include its onsite bar, delivery options, and wheelchair-accessible entrance. Visitors should note that the establishment operates with bookings.
If you’re seeking a unique and unforgettable dining experience, La Motte Wine Farm is the place to be. I highly recommend visiting it for an amazing culinary adventure that showcases the best of South African cuisine.