The Grenache vineyard at Creation represents a pioneering first planting of this cultivar in the Hemel-en-Aarde. It contributes to the Creation Syrah Grenache, the Estate’s highly sought-after Rhône-style blend which was recently among the winners of the prestigious SA Top 100 Wine Challenge.

Originating in a temperate Mediterranean climate, the Creation Grenache benefits from the unique combination of a cool night index of 12 degrees less than the daytime temperature and a long, sunny ripening season. This results in a fresh, fruity but not overripe style of Grenache.

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Another Creation Innovation

Good news for red wine lovers is the fact that we’ll soon be launching a pure, single variety Grenache reflecting the finest attributes of its terroir. The 2015 Creation Reserve Grenache comprises only four barrels and according to cellarmaster JC Martin it has a flavour profile of dark rose petal, cranberry and pomegranate with hints of Turkish Delight, cinnamon and anise.

Viognier 2015 Released

Creation is pleased to announce that the 2015 vintage of our popular single cultivar Viognier is now available from the cellar. The wine is abundantly fruity and forthcoming, yet refined on the nose with fragrant white peach aromas mingling with a rich, creamy character. These follow well onto the palate and combine seamlessly with crisp minerality and well-integrated natural acidity. Click here to order now.

The ‘We Build’ Initiative

Creation is proud to be associated with ‘We Build’, a community project to construct fireproof dwellings in the notoriously fire prone townships. This admirable project is the brainchild of Anthea van der Pluym who, through suffering severe burns of her own, was moved to embark on a journey towards safer, more secure homes for those who currently reside in informal dwellings.

Anthea recently received the approval and support of our local Hermanus counsellors for Zwelihle to embark on the building of a pilot fireproof home of one room, to replace the notorious fire hazard shacks. The concept is based on an eco-style dwelling where two-litre plastic bottles are filled with sand and cemented together. An external rocket furnace reduces the need for paraffin. If deemed successful, it has the potential for formalised backing as a fireproof replacement to shacks. The potential for development of this concept as a housing alternative in the poorer communities is immense and the positive impact it would have on the most vulnerable, immeasurable. The project depends on volunteers from within the Hermanus community and donations from those who cannot be physically present to participate in the building. Thus far, the response has been overwhelming and the pilot house will be erected on 23 and 24 May. To read more about Anthea’s story and pledge your support, visit www.antheavanderpluym.com or contact her directly, at anthea@antheavanderpluym.com.

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.

Wine Concepts Burgundy Lovers Festival – Cape Town, 15 May 

Join Creation at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa where you can look forward to tasting a great selection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir! Click here to read more or contact Renette on 021 671 9030.

The Creation, Curry & Chuckles Show with Mark Palmer – Creation, 17 May 

Back by popular demand! Well-known comedian Mark Palmer returns to our shores for a one-off, side-splitting show! And to complement his comedic genius our chef will create a curry to make your mouth water. A night not to be missed! Tickets are limited – click here to book.

Wine and Dine at Borage Bistro – Cape Town, 21 May 

Join Creation for a unique and delightful four course meal prepared by Chef Frank, paired with four Creation wines. Contact Dennis on 021 418 0992 for more details.

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