One of the current wine trends, both locally and internationally, is the re-emergence of dry Rosé as a popular style. Creation’s Whale Pod Spyhopping Rosé is a shining example.

The popularity of Rosé can be attributed to a number of aspects. The fact that it is served chilled makes it fantastically refreshing while the flavour profile, especially in dry Rosés, tends to offer savoury nuances to balance the fruity and florally notes, making it one of the most versatile styles of wine for pairing. Add to this the vibrancy and range of tints and you have the ideal partner for a leisurely lunch this summer!

Inspired by the many pairing possibilities, the Creation team has come up with a three course summer lunch to tempt you. Simply click on the links below to view the recipes. Click here to read more about the Whale Pod Spyhopping Rosé and click here to order online and have your wine delivered to your door.

Prawn Ravioli, Oyster and Parsley Mousse, Grapefruit and Lamb’s Lettuce

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Smoked Salmon Frivolité with Radish, Strawberry Chips and Rosé Vinaigrette

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Slow Baked Meringues, Chilled Strawberry Soup, Chocolate Tuiles

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Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration

Creation is pleased to announce that we have a limited number of tickets available for the 2016 Pinot Noir Celebration. This much-anticipated event will take place on Friday 29 January and Saturday 30 January 2016. The Friday’s tasting will again be the most comprehensive tasting of Pinot Noirs from the three appellations of the Hemel-en-Aarde area. This year Greg Sherwood MW will be facilitating the proceedings.

The third Pinot Noir Celebration will take place at the spectacular Bona Dea Private Estate in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on the Friday at 11h30 followed by a Pinot Noir gala dinner. Dinner will be prepared by three talented local chefs. These chefs are well acquainted with the grape varietal and aim to prepare a perfect gourmet match.

A series of individual events will be held on the Saturday on the properties in the Hemel-en-Aarde area. The programme for the Saturday will be made available on Tuesday 1 December.

Tickets for the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration are available at R1 800 per person. Attendance for the event will be limited to 160 people. Tickets entitle the attendees free access to all events on the Friday and three events on the Saturday schedule.

Tickets are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. To book your tickets now contact joann@creationwines.com.

Good News for Wine Lovers in Denmark

Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin who is presently travelling in Denmark has just shared the exciting news that due to popular demand, the award-winning Creation wine range is now available online to Danish wine lovers. The wines on offer include rare, older vintages! Simply click here to order now.

Carolyn takes Creation to Europe

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Bookings Open for December and January

With the summer holidays around the corner, we’re now taking bookings for December 2015 and January 2016 – book now to avoid disappointment! Good news is that for the period 18 December to 15 January we’ll be extending our opening hours until 19h00 for sundowners (excluding 24 and 31 December when we will close at 17h00 pm). Click here to see our new Sunset Tapas Menu available between 17h00 and 19h00 pm.

For those who like to get an early start to the day, we offer our 10AM Brunch Pairing (arrival at 09h45). This innovative pairing comprises 8 breakfast-themed canapés with 8 premium wines from the Creation range. Challenge your senses and treat your palate to a truly unique experience! Pre-booking essential.

Click here to read about all the pairing options available for your visit. To book, call (028) 212 1107 or contact info@creationwines.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.

HERMANUS

7 November at 9h00 – 13h00: Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club Hermanus
A small market with a lot of soul. Where good friends meet, hug and eat… an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yoghurts, handmade cheeses, home smoked fish, happy hen eggs, and wheat-free bakes and local wines. For more information visit their facebook page.

CAPE TOWN

11 November & 9 December from 17h30 to 19h30: Tuning the Vine After an exciting 2014 launch event, Tuning the Vine takes to the hippest streets in Cape Town, linking some of the city’s most exciting venues through a curated mid-week wine adventure.  For more details click here. Tickets available at Quicket online.

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13 November, 9h30 – 16h30: Christmas Fair in aid of an upliftment programme for women, 24 Fernwood Avenue, Newlands Summer has arrived, so come and join us for another lovely day of cheese, wine, Christmas presents and lots more! Contact sharidickinson@gmail.com; tel. 082 4906317.

GAUTENG

13 November, 17h00 – 22h00: St Benedict’s Food and Wine Festival, St Benedict’s College, Harcus Road, Bedfordview For more info contact Erick at 078 728 2431 or erick@creationwines.com. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stbenedictscollegebedfordview

20 November, 17h00 – 21h00: The Brooklyn Wine Affair at Weylandts in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria Tickets R150 pp. Bookings www.webtickets.co.za.
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THE UK

9 – 11 November: Fazenda Creation’s Carolyn Martin will be presenting wine masterclasses and tastings at Fazenda in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool on the following dates:

9 November at 18h30 – Leeds
10 November at 18h30 – Manchester
11 November at 19h30 – Liverpool

For more information go to:
www.fazenda.co.uk/leeds/classes 
www.fazenda.co.uk/liverpool/classes 
www.fazenda.co.uk/manchester/classes 

Visit their Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/fazendaleeds/events 
www.facebook.com/fazendaliverpool/events 
www.facebook.com/fazendamanchester/events

10 November, 12:00 – 14:00 PM: Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester. A tasting of fine wines from Creation situated on the Heaven and Earth Ridge, near Hermanus, 120 kms from Cape Town, South Africa. To find out more and to book, click here.

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KLINK Awards: Last Chance to Vote for Creation

Creation has won the KLINK Yin and Yang Wine Tourism Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing at the Cellar Door twice! Here are eight fantastic reasons why we deserve to win again this year:

  1. The Tapas Pairing
  2. The Three Course Pairing
  3. Artisanal Pairings (including the Cheese Pairing and the Charcuterie Pairing)
  4. 10AM Brunch Pairing
  5. The Gourmet Secret Pairing
  6. The Paradoxical Chocolate Pairing
  7. Non-alcoholic Tapas and Tea Pairing
  8. Surprise Pairing for Kids

The consumer-driven KLINK Awards is an initiative of Wine Tourism South Africa and allows you the opportunity to vote for your favourite winery. Voting closes soon, so don’t delay!

VOTE FOR US TODAY!

Simply click here to vote. And please remind your friends to vote too.

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