Establishing a wine estate from scratch is no easy task – virgin land can be remote, as was the case when JC and Carolyn Martin discovered their little piece of paradise perched atop the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in Walker Bay in 2002.
Since the tasting room and state of the art cellar were built in 2007, the popularity of the estate has grown rapidly and now hosts over 30 000 visitors a year – a fact which marketing manager and co-owner Carolyn credits to the innovative and exciting wine tourism activities available to guests visiting the farm and the numerous pioneering wine pairing options on offer. Since the introduction of the ground-breaking wine pairing canapé concept, Creation has consistently led the way by regularly introducing new and exciting experiences including a theatrical secret pairing, a paradoxical chocolate pairing, a non-alcoholic pairing and even a kiddies surprise pairing option.
The latest addition to our portfolio of wine and food pairing experiences is truly unique, something for those who have tried it all before, those who want to challenge their senses and treat their palate to the extraordinary: introducing the 10AM Brunch Pairing – 8 breakfast-themed tapas perfectly paired to premium wines from the Creation Range.
Oyster and grapefruit
Creation Sauvignon Blanc
Pawpaw. Maldon salt, apple, pear, radish and thyme
Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Egg cocotte with Prosciutto and camembert
Crayfish with buttermilk, vanilla, almond and muesli, citrus aioli
Duck liver and duck crackling, goat’s milk cheese and raspberries
Creation Pinot Noir
Rooikrans-smoked duck breast, quince, ndumbi and thyme oil
Creation Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Hot chilli chocolate, cinnamon and cumin
Pork belly, pork and leek croquet and chorizo scrambled egg.
Creation Syrah Grenache
The 10AM Brunch Pairing is now available for pre-booking, contact email@example.com or call (028) 212 1107. 48 hours advanced notice is required to prepare a breakfast pairing, and certain courses are subject to availability and seasonality.
TOP 3 NATURAL ATTRACTIONS NEAR CREATION
Set amidst the rolling foothills of the Babylonstoren Mountain and just 9km from the Atlantic Ocean, Creation Wines is surrounded by the pristine natural beauty of Walker Bay and the popular resort town of Hermanus. Click here to learn about three of the most popular natural attractions that visitors to the area shouldn’t miss out on when visiting Creation.
CREATION HAS BEEN NOMINANTED FOR THE YIN AND YANG AWARD FOR BEST FOOD & WINE PAIRING AT THE CELLAR DOOR.
KLINK is South Africa’s first consumer-driven wine tourism awards recognising and celebrating the ever-growing choice of wine-related experiences available to consumers. The public decides on the winners! Run by Wine Tourism South Africa, KLINK represents a natural progression following the success of the organisation’s Wine Tourism Handbook, a print and digital publication that highlights the growing depth and multi-sensory nature of the country’s wine tourism industry. Click here to visit Klink’s website.
Thank you for nominating us and please vote for us from the 1st September when public voting starts!
AN EVENING WITH CAROLYN AND JEAN-CLAUDE MARTIN OF CREATION WINES
Date: Thursday, 21 August 2014
Venue: The Plantation Room, Beverly Hills Hotel, Durban
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Cost: R425 per person
You’re invited to join Executive Chef, Tony Kocke, and his dynamic culinary team along with Carolyn Martin for what promises to be an exceptional dinner paired with wines from Creation on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus. The evening commences at 19h00 with a glass of Creation Sauvignon Blanc served on the terrace before adjourning to the Plantation Room for dinner. Click here to read more.
Followers of good food and fine wine are in for a treat.
Booking Essential. Contact Firdos on 031 561 2211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!