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At Creation we celebrate holidays and special occasions creating memories. This year we’ve decided to blend a little nostalgia with a hearty helping of innovation to create a traditional South African Easter menu with an exciting difference: Hot Cross Buns, Pickled Fish, Guinea Fowl and a Nest Dessert!

Among the reinvented Easter favourites are the scrumptious Grenache and Syrah hot cross buns made with harvest must. This will be followed by the pickled fish made according to a special recipe to pair with the Creation Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon. The guinea fowl will be served with beetroot mash, root vegetables, crispy prosciutto, sumac and fig jus – a perfect seasonal pairing with the Creation Pinot Noir. And then the pièce de résistance … a nest dessert of passion fruit mousse with goat’s-milk cheese, pineapple and elder flower, chervil salsa and a parmesan stick! Click here to read further.

marchnews2Sommelier Series

Next week we’ll be resuming our popular Sommelier Series featuring selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world.

Creation and WSET

Members of our team recently participated in a WSET training course held here at Creation. W.S.E.T. is the internationally recognised ‘Wine and Spirit Education Trust’ that is recognised as the industry standard in wine education around the world. The main focus was on key grape varieties and regions of the world, principle varieties of spirits and wine and food pairing. Upon visiting our Tasting Room you will notice the lapel pins proudly worn by the 11 team members who passed WSET Level 2 to offer you an even more enriching wine experience at Creation. For further information on WSET courses visit here.

marchnews1Events Calendar

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

26 March, 9h00 – 13h00: Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club A small market with a lot of soul where good friends meet, hug and eat … You can look forward to an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yoghurts, handmade cheeses, home smoked fish, happy hen eggs, wheat-free bakes and local wines. For more information click here.

CAPE TOWN

10 April, 14h00 – 17h00: Pinot Noir Tasting, Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Rd, Newlands Forming part of the Vineyard Hotel’s annual ‘Tastes’ calendar, this is a special festival for Pinot Noir aficionados, showcasing the wines of some of the best South African Pinot Noir producers. Guests are invited to sample an exciting variety, accompanied by canapés and live music. Cost: R215 per person and guests are encouraged to book early. To book: please email or call 021 657 4500.

13 April, 17h30 – 21h00: Tuning the Vine Returning for its fourth #Innercitywineroute adventure, Tuning the Vine continues to rock the city with wine. With last year’s events drawing some 4 000 on-foot wine tuners, this year’s Tuning the Vine has once again created some good wine experiences on the hippest streets of the City.  For more details click here. Tickets available at Quicket online – or collect a ticket at one of the ticketing stations at 91 Loop and Orphanage Cocktail Emporium.

GAUTENG

30 March, 17h00: 3rd Annual Flagship Wine Festival at Capeesh, Cnr Middle & Fehrsen, Pretoria An event unique to Brooklyn, Pretoria showcasing some of the finest wines produced in South Africa. Live Music. Good food. Amazing Wines. 25 Wine Estates. For more information click here or here.

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