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Spring has officially arrived, even on the chilly Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge where the early budding varieties like Chardonnay have just started the bud burst phase of their growth cycle.

Buds, which are situated between the stem and the petiole (leaf stem), first appeared during the summer growth period of the previous growing season. As the soil temperature rises osmotic forces push nutrient-rich water up into the dormant vine. Tiny shoots use the reserves of carbohydrate stored up before winter and will produce the first leaves of the new season, helping to accelerate growth and start the photosynthetic processes.

With spring in the air and the bees buzzing around the buchu and other fynbos in our garden, what could be more perfect than a glass of Creation Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot with our chef’s hearty Shortrib and Waterblommetjie Bredie with Samp and Popcorn Purée. A walk along the banks of the lake provided the fresh waterblommetjies and the combination is truly delicious!

Click here for the recipe.

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Tierlantyn’kies is back!

Creation is proud to once again participate in Tierlantyn’kies – the original ‘kuier- en koopfees’ – where more than 60 exhibitors who sell a variety of goods, including jewellery, gifts, toys, clothing, leather goods and décor items come together under one roof. There are also many food and deli stalls offering delicious treats and of course patrons can enjoy a glass of Creation wine, while being entertained by local musicians. Kids aren’t forgotten and the entertainment includes creative workshops, face painting and much more. Be sure to join Creation for this celebration of creativity!

Creation by Kamers in Hermanus

‘n Verskeidenheid heerlike happies, geskep deur o.a. The Eatery op Hermanus en Nic van Wyk (Kokkedoor-sjef en -beoordelaar, asook eienaar van Bistro 13 op Stellenbosch) sal voorgesit word. Die wyn-en-kospasmaats word deur Creation se kundige personeel bedien – ‘n proe-ervaring soos min!

Vanjaar bied Creation hierdie unieke proe-ervaring by Hermanus Kamers 2015 van 24 tot 27 September aan. Die landgoed word as’t ware na Kamers gebring met ‘n verskeidenheid keuses soos ‘n onvergeetlike wyn-en-kospasmaatservaring, wynproe en ‘n wyn-en-kosteater. By dié teater gaan gassjef Nic van Wyk van Kokkedoor-faam geregte uit die boonste rakke voorsit om Creation se wyne te komplementeer.

Vir meer inligting oor Creation by Kamers: http://kamersvol.com/events/kamers-hermanus of kontak Dieter Odendaal by dieter@creationwines.com. Daar’s talle pryse te wen!

Hier‘s die program vir Creation Wines se Proe-en-Pas-Teater. Koste is R50 per persoon.

Donderdag: 14h00 Creation-Wynproe
Vrydag: 11h30 Creation-wyne met bypassende laat-ontbytgeregte deur The Eatery
13h00 Creation-wyne met bypassende geregte deur Nic van Wyk geskep
16h00 Creation se Sjokolade-en-Wynpasmaats
Saterdag: 11h30 Creation-wyne met bypassende laat-ontbytgeregte deur The Eatery
13h00 Creation-wyne met bypassende geregte deur Nic van Wyk geskep
16h00 Creation se Sjokolade-en-Wynpasmaats
Sondag: 12h00 Creation-Wynproe

Highlights and Happenings on the Creation Calendar

Ranging from fun functions and sensational shows on the Creation Estate to maintaining a strong presence at prestigious wine events, we love to see you there! Here are some of the latest attractions.

 

CAPE TOWN

10 September: Chefs Who Share – The Art of Giving, Cape Town City Hall
For more info go to ChefsWhoShare.com
Tickets available at tickets@chefswhoshare.com

12 September 9h00 – 14h00: Palms Market, The Palms @ Woodstock, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town Entrance is free. For more information go to CapeMarkets.co.za

25 and 26 September 18h30 – 22h00: Matt Manning’s One Ingredient, 7th Floor Innovation Centre, Black River Park, Observatory An interactive monthly dining experience designed for those who are as excited about what goes in to creating a beautiful dish, as they are about eating it. Cost: R650 per person.
Booking is essential: MattManningChef@gmail.com, +27 76 256 8654.
For more information go to www.matt-manning.com/one-ingredient.

 

PRETORIA

24 September 10h00 – 17h00: Fijnwyn Food and Wine Festival, Shokran Events Venue outside Pretoria Come and enjoy delicious food and wine pairing and spend some quality time with family and friends. Tickets through itickets.co.za: R130 Adults, Kids under 12 Free. For more info go to http://www.fijnwyn.co.za.

30 Sept – 6 Oct: Tierlantyn’kies, 3Ci Zwavelpoort Atterbury Extension, Pretoria A celebration of creativity for the young, old, moms, dads and little ones; for the collectors, the fashionistas and the connoisseurs. Apart from the more than 60 exhibitors selling a variety of goods, there are many food and deli stalls offering an assortment of delicious treats! Tickets at the entrance. For more info go to http://www.tierlantynkies.co.za.

 

GAUTENG

26 & 27 September 11h00 – 19h00: Casalinga Festa de Primavera, Rocky Ridge Road, Off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift Visitors will be treated to a fantastic selection of fine wines from 20 estates, olives, craft beer on tap, artisanal foods and crafts, as well as live music from some of South Africa’s top bands. Adults R250, Children under 12 R90. For more info and to book, click here.

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