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To avoid the last minute rush, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to spoil your colleagues and clients this year. Take the guesswork out of corporate gifting and choose Creation for a wide range of wines.

Characterised by rare balance, elegance, distinction and finesse each wine is guaranteed to convey your highest esteem. We offer a choice of premium packaging plus the option to brand the packaging with your corporate logo or a personalised message. Simply contact joann@creationwines.com or click here to view our products online.

Creation is of course also the ideal venue for your year-end function. A dedicated chef and professional kitchen is at your service and menus can be tailor made to meet your requirements. What’s more, our knowledgeable team look forward to hosting your guests, conducting comprehensive tastings and pairing our wines with each course. To book, contact joann@creationwines.com.

Creation. Always a Green Welcome

The South African wine industry represents one of the major attractions for visitors to the Cape and in recent years there has been a growing trend among tourists, both local and international, to consider environmental issues when selecting a destination.

In the Cape Winelands there are several accreditations indicating a winery’s commitment to its natural surroundings and the presence of checks and balances to ensure minimal impact and responsible practices. As a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI) and accredited by the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme, Creation’s commitment to the environment and respect for the land which is home to its vineyards is expressed on every bottle with its seal carrying the motto ‘Integrity and Sustainability’.

Our Estate is furthermore one of only nine farms in South Africa to have been awarded EnviroWines certification while we’re also proud of our association with the Landmark Foundation and the fact that we are officially predator friendly. These efforts to minimise our impact on the incredible biodiversity of our surrounds extends to the cellar itself which melds into the hill above the dam, the earth insulating one side of the building. Click here to read further.

Wine Word of the Week: Estate Wine

The term ‘Estate’ is often used to describe high quality wines made in smaller quantities – but what precisely defines an Estate wine? In South Africa, the exact definition is that the wine must have been made on the farm on which it was grown. Or put differently: To qualify for use in the production of Estate wine, each grape must be grown within the classified boundaries of the farm. Thus the term reflects the ability of the winery to track the provenance and quality of all steps in the production process.

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

21 & 22 August 15h00 to 20h00: Big Bottle Festival at the Cape Town Club, 18 Queen Victoria St, Gardens, Cape Town. R450 pp.
Join wine and food lovers at South Africa’s super-sized and grandest annual wine tasting extravaganza, celebrating Big Bottle masterpieces. Participation of producers is strictly by invitation to maintain the superior level set for the event. For details, click here.

29 August: Casa Labia Sanlam Portrait Awards, 192 Main Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town
Tel: 021 788 6068 Email: gallery@casalabia.co.za

DURBAN
13 August, 19h00: Wine Pairing, Nonna Makaranga Lodge, Kloof
R300 per person. RSVP Collin on nonna@makaranga.com

26 August: Creation Wine Dinner at 9th Ave Bistro, Morningside
R395 for 5 course dinner. RSVP 031 312 9134

27 to 29 August: The Mercury Wine Week, Suncoast Sunstrip
It’s hip, happening and funky – a week that rocks the Durban wine calendar each year! The fun has a serious side too as a key fund-raising event for The Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Holiday Home on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Click here for information please.

In the Meantime, the Stork is Hovering . . .

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A radiant Salome and colleagues at her baby shower.

This past week was an especially happy one for our extended Creation family. Salome Geldenhuys, one of our most senior members, is expecting her second child and we celebrated the prospect with a joyous baby shower in the Creation Tasting Room. Salome will be off on maternity leave from next week and we wish her everything of the very best!

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