Last Monday saw members of the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) visiting Creation. Founded in September this year, BLACC is described as a communication engine and networking platform for like-minded black African sommeliers and wine stewards throughout Africa.
According to Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin the group, who enjoyed the tapas pairing, was “a fantastic audience”. “I reckon more than a thousand questions were asked in the six hours we spent together. We exchanged ideas about pairing wine and food, the quality and scope of locally produced wines and the opportunities for them to enlighten consumers and elevate the status of South African wines in their fabulous restaurants.”
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The past few weeks we’ve been reporting back on the memorable Nice Visits Creation dinner which took place in the Tasting Room on 17 November. It represented a unique collaboration between Kevin Grobler (Head Chef at Jan Restaurant in Nice) and the Creation Culinary Team and we focused on the magnificently styled and scrumptious four course dinner served at the event. Click here to watch some video footage.
Creation’s Award-winning Wines at a Click
Sunset Menu Times
With the Festive Season around the corner we’re pleased to announce that our Tapas Sunset Menu will be served from 16 December 2016 until 6 January 2017 and that we will be open until 19h00 during this period.
Please note that Creation reserves the right to change the tapas menu through the course of the season. When making a booking please stipulate dietary requirements in advance. Click here to make a reservation.
Please note: We will close at 16h00 (4 pm) on 24 December and will be closed on 25 December. We will also close at 16h00 (4 pm) on 31 December and will be closed on 1 January 2017.
Giving back to the Community
A big thanks once again to those supporting the Hemel-en-Aarde Community Project. Regarding the purchase of a school bus for transporting the children, here is some feedback from Elizabeth Naude, Pebbles’ project manager: “So far we have raised R207 000 towards the bus. With Ford’s generous discount, we still need R363 000. There is a sms donation line, just sms the word PEBBLES to 42646 to donate R30 towards the bus fund. Thank you for your interest in the project!” For further information please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brilliant Gift Idea: In the spirit of Christmas goodwill visitors to the Creation Tasting Room will be offered the opportunity of donating a stocking filler gift to business associates, friends and family members.
The 4th International Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration
27 & 28 January 2017: The Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration is a two-day event, famous around the world as a magnet for lovers of Pinot Noir and local South African cuisine. During the weekend renowned winemakers, famous chefs and wine lovers will gather in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside Hermanus – exploring Pinot Noir and celebrating the exceptional wine, food and people of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region.
For details and to book, click here.
Kiss and Tell with Creation at 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration
10h00 Saturday 28 January at the Creation Tasting Room As part of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, Creation will be hosting an intriguing tasting of a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside our own. The tasting will be conducted by guest sommelier Jörg Pfützner and Jean-Claude Martin and promises to surprise and delight the senses. This will be followed by a scrumptious brunch pairing, showcasing the talents of the Creation Culinary Team.
Welcome to our Little Piece of Paradise
Situated some 18 km from the coastal resort of Hermanus, Creation is more than a wine farm; it is a glorious destination where a warm welcome awaits young and old. Click here to make a reservation. Here are some comments recently made by our visitors:
We did the 8 course tapas wine pairing menu for lunch, which was an incredible experience. The food was interesting and went well (as expected) with the wines. I recommend you book, which thankfully we had, as it was very busy at 1pm on Monday. Service was great, staff friendly and fresh tasting food. I would certainly recommend this for lunch.
– Finemaster (TripAdvisor review)
Definitely the best wine pairing lunch in South Africa. Outstanding experience with beautifully paired wines that match the finely balanced taste buds. Highly recommended.
– Barry N (TripAdvisor review)
Went to Creation as the last stop we did on the Hemel en Aarde valley wine tour. Had the tasting menu – 8 courses each paired with wine. None of the courses were too big – so didn’t feel too full at the end! The wine pairings were amazing and ended up shipping lots of the wine home. The food was delicious, but not for fussy eaters if having the tasting menu as it’s set! Good range of food and wine there. A must go!
– hentla (TripAdvisor review)
10 December 9h00 – 13h00: Creation at the 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.
28 January 10h00: Kiss and Tell with Creation at 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration
As part of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, Creation will be hosting an intriguing tasting of a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside our own. The tasting will be conducted by guest sommelier Jörg Pfützner and Jean-Claude Martin and will be followed by a scrumptious brunch pairing, showcasing the talents of the Creation Culinary Team.