Environmental management is a high priority at La Motte and is factored into the long-term strategy as well as daily running of the estate.

The Family
Grier Family: The Grier family is into its fourth generation as a family business. Grandfather Grier arrived in South Africa from the United Kingdom in the 1920’s. He studied at Elsenberg and started a poultry business. The second generation of Griers (Robin and Alexander Snr) took it a step further and were involved in developing County Fair, added value poultry business and planted some vineyard. The third generation (Jeff, Simon and Cathy) were more interested in what to drink with poultry and started a wine business (Villiera) in 1983.

Recent Awards List
The jury of the 2009 Vinordic Wine Challenge has awarded 2005 Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage as the best overall value among Fortified Wines 2009.

Domaine Grier
Villiera embarked on an international venture in 2006 when they invested in a small vineyard in the Roussillon region in the South of France.

MCC and Chocolate Tasting
Villiera has teamed up with MySugar Chocolatiers to pair four of our MCC’s with their handcrafted chocolates. Offering this new MCC and Chocolate Tasting at R120 per person. Only available on advance booking as the chocolates need to be created in small fresh batches.

Inspiring Change
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” Nelson Mandela 18 July 1918 – 05 December 2013

The Bergkelder, resting comfortably on the slopes of the Papegaaiberg in Stellenbosch, was founded in 1967.

Nederburg Manor House
The Cape Dutch Manor House plays host for many events....

Historical Buildings
La Motte boasts four provincial status (previously known as national) monuments - the Manor House (built in 1751), Jonkershuis (thought to have been built in 1752), Historic Cellar (built around 1782) and the Water Mill (erected between 1752 and 1793).

Andrea Freeborough - Nederburg Cellar Master
She loves the fragrance of freshly laundered sheets left to dry in the sun: that elusive trace of soap, of cotton, of breezes and warmth. Then making the bed (it has to be done just so) and inviting the whole family to climb in with her - husband Michael-John and kids Leah-Jessica and Josh, everyone with a book in hand. Hers will probably be a Patricia Cornwell crime novel laced with spicy forensic detail.