La Motte Wine Dinner - on behalf of Santa Fe Tex-Mex Grill
In this dinner, we partner with local importer Estate Wines to bring you an exquisite dinner featuring the wines of La Motte. Enjoy a selection of four wines with a pairing menu thoughtfully crafted by Santa Fe’s culinary team.
The Menu & Wines
- La Motte Sauvignon Blanc
With honey-chipotle dressing, tiger prawn, sliced avocados & crispy corn tortilla strips
- La Motte Franschheok Chardonnay
With citrus & peach salsa & sweet potato puree
- La Motte Millenium (Merlot-Cab Franc)
With mole poblano sauce & arroz blanco (Mexican white rice)
- La Motte Franschheok Syrah
Crusted with dried berries & nuts, and served with chimichurri sauce & roasted baby potatoes
Special GuestsJoining us at this dinner will be two distinguished guests flying in from South Africa.
We are honoured to have with us Mr Hein Koegelenberg, who is the CEO of La Motte Wine Estate and married to La Motte’s owner, Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg (who unfortunately will not be joining us this time). Hein’s passion for wine and tourism is reflected in the estate’s wine accolades as well as internationally acknowledged tourism offering.
Also present will be Mr Marius Kotze, the Sales Director of the La Motte, through whose hard work and good industry connections we get to enjoy La Motte’s wines right here in Singapore.
The Story of La Motte Wine EstateThe La Motte story began in 1695, when a piece of land in the Franschhoek Valley was granted to German immigrant, Hans Hendrik Hattingh. In 1709 the land was purchased by La Motte’s first French Huguenot owner Pierre Joubert. The name La Motte has its origin from a little village in Provence – La Motte d’Aigues. Viticulture on La Motte was established in 1752 with the planting of 4,000 vines by Huguenot descendant Gabriël du Toit.
In 1970 the farm was bought by Dr. Anton Rupert and a major development, restoration and conservation programme 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 viticultural practices have been introduced and a modern cellar has been built.
Today, La Motte Wine Estate is operated under the guidance of owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg and her husband Hein Koegelenberg, Chief Executive Officer of the estate. The estate also boasts four provincial monuments (previously known as national) – the Manor House (c1751), Jonkershuis (c1752), Historic Cellar (c1782) and the Water Mill (erected between 1752 and 1793).