At the moment life is so busy, yes, mostly because we make it busy, but also because it’s just demanding. Whether its work functions or kids sport or meetings about sport or a meeting about how unsporting the sport is, its just busy. I hate being too busy! I need downtime. Downtime in the form of a wine farm, with good wine. I say good wine because some wine farms have terrible wine. Believe me. So imagine my delight when we were picked up and chauffeured to Franschhoek to attend an Evening of Vintage Wine and Venison at Pierneef à La Motte. After a demanding week, this was right up my alley. A renowned wine farm, with excellent wine, and an opportunity to pair said wines with some good food.
What a place. No traffic, very few people, no noise…..it was bliss.
The La Motte team is all about seasonality, and in winter, they celebrate the duality of well-matured red wine and venison.
We sat down to enjoy a five-course dinner of venison dishes by Chef Eric Bulpitt, beautifully paired with exclusive older vintages from the Rupert Vinoteque on the estate and presented by Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche and served up by their very welcoming staff.