la motte - south African wines 

La MotteThe late Dr. Anthony Edward Rupert acquired  La Motte Wine Estate in 1970. La Motte Wine Estate is situated on the R45 regional road just outside the town of Franschhoek, Western Cape state, South Africa. The GPS co-ordinates: Latitude 33 degrees 53’0.91” S; Longitude 19 degrees 4’21.57” E.

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Respecting Green while producing Gold

Part of La Motte's culture of excellence is its commitment to environmental preservation and sustainable farming. This dedication is witnessed, inter alia, by La Motte's accreditation to the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector, aimed at alleviating the impact of agricultural activities on the environment and the protection of the ecology and biodiversity. In this regard, the Estate enjoys BWI Champion Status.

La Motte is also proud that all its vineyards, managed by leading viticulturist Pietie le Roux, have been granted SGS Organic Certification in recognition of the farm's adherence to organic production methods. Adherence to Green principles also applies to La Motte's flower-growing industry (La Motte Floriculture) and its production of ethereal oils (Arômes de La Motte).