La Motte Sculpture Walk

La Motte
COST:    R80
VENUE:    La Motte

As visitors drive through the vineyards towards the reception area of La Motte Wine Estate near Franschhoek, they are welcomed by the impressive Wine Bearer sculpture by sculptor Toby Megaw. Holding an overflowing cup in her hands, this proud woman elegantly serves as a symbol of La Motte’s tradition of sharing.

Etched against the landscape of vineyards and mountains, the Wine Bearer, standing four metres tall and weighing 560 kilograms, is a popular discussion point and much photographed object of art. Inspired by the admiration with which this sculpture is met, a Sculpture Walk – a guided tour along all the female sculptures on the estate – has been introduced. This experience reaffirms La Motte’s appreciation of the arts and celebrates the important role played by women in society.

Along the Walk, 11 sculptures are visited – from the welcoming Wine Bearer to the sculptures displayed in the La Motte Museum, Wine Tasting Room, Rupert Vinoteque, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant and the most recent addition, the Blushing Bride in the courtyard.

As a toast to this unique acquaintance with art, the La Motte Sculpture Walk is concluded with a tasting of the estate’s limited release La Motte Méthode Cap Classique and an elegant traditional French Madeleine under the age-old oak trees in La Motte’s garden. (*the tasting will resume once the national alcohol ban has been lifted)

Reservations are essential.

Click here for more on each featured sculpture

Thursdays at 10:00.
Cost: R80

Reservations: +27.218768850 email