In this popular series we feature selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world. This week we welcome Germain Lehodey from the art nouveau-style Mosaic at The Orient in Pretoria.

Germain says:

Our restaurant has an excellent relationship with Creation and its people and the reputation of this young estate is really extraordinaire!  Since Jean-Claude gave us a presentation of his wines two years ago we carry the full Creation range. I am French and he is Swiss, so we have similar ideas about wine production. I also find it important that he makes his wines to be served with food – it is therefore a pleasure to pair them with the creations of our chef, Chantel Dartnall.

Click here to read the complete blog and here to read more about the wine and to buy it online.

Chic Creation Lifestyle Series

We look forward to introducing our brand-new ‘Creation Lifestyle’ series on Instagram. The wide and varied topics will range from tips to set a beautiful festive table to professional advice on how to polish and look after your Riedel glasses and much more! Click here to follow us on Instagram.

Welcome to our Little Piece of Paradise

Situated some 18 kilometres 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 a few comments recently made by our visitors:

We arrived at Creation after an adventurous drive through the Hemel and Aarde Valley. Although we just had a big breakfast not long before, we opted for a shared food platter and a Creation wine tasting. Our waiter was phenomenal and treated us like we were the only persons in the restaurant. This has been my best experience service wise in the whole of South Africa, especially considering we only ordered one item of food and all the wine tasting was complimentary. The venue itself is lovely with a fantastic view on the surrounding valleys. This is a must visit if you are in the area!

– Jeroenvissers (TripAdvisor review)

I was really looking forward to visiting Creation Wines and was not disappointed. The setting was delightful. We experienced the eight course tapas and wine pairing. The food was excellent and the wines superb. It was great to have our own guide (Percy of Percy’s Tours – see separate review) accompanying us as he was extremely knowledgeable about pairing. All staff were very welcoming and extremely professional. We shall return.

– akay07 (TripAdvisor review)

An amazing place with excellent food, friendly staff, wow decor and the best wines!! Thank you very much and will be visiting again soon with friends!!!

– Rene Beukes (e-feedback)

Events Calendar

Hermanus

23 July 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.

6 – 8 August from 11h00: Hermanus Wine and Food Festival, Curro School Hermanus Every year in August, the wine region of Hermanus and Walker Bay celebrates its many diverse wines, wineries and winemakers by staging the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival. Each year the event grows bigger and better – lately attracting at least 5 000 people over the weekend. Entry to the venue is R50 per person and to enter the Wine Arena R100 per person, allowing you to sample as many wines as you desire. Children have their own designated play area. For for bookings visit online.computicket.com/web.

Knysna

27 July 16h30 – 19h30: Eastern Cape Vinimark Trade Show, Simola Golf & Country Estate, Knysna The first in a series of Vinimark and Wineworx wine shows. Creation will be exhibiting at all these shows.

Cape Town

27 July 17h00 – 21h00: Annual Red Wine Review, The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Caroline’s Red Wine Review is one of the most important annual events on the South African wine calendar, and dates back to 1988. It showcases some 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries is invited to show just one wine for tasting by the public.  This must be their flagship wine, and it will be shown by the winemaker personally.  Tickets at R200 are available exclusively at Computicket. Numbers strictly limited to 400 guests. Bookings now open.

Durban

26 July 20h00: Creation Wine Tasting at Bel Punto Restaurant, Umdloti Beach Don’t miss out on this special wine tasting presented by Creation Wines brand ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi. The cost is R350 pp and there is limited space available – so book now! Tel 031 568 2407; website here.

2 August 16h00: Durban Vinimark Trade Show, Hilton Hotel, Walnut Road, Durban The second in a series of Vinimark and Wineworx wine shows. Creation will be exhibiting at all these shows.

24 – 26 August, 17h30 – 20h30: Mercury Wine Week, Greyville Racecourse, Durban The Mercury Wine Week opens its doors for the 38th consecutive year! This is a chance for traders, connoisseurs and wine lovers to meet with the men and women who create our finest blends, sampling hundreds of reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines. For more information go here and to purchase tickets go here.

Gauteng

28 July 18h30: Proe’toria Food and Wine Pairing at Monte de Dios, Achilles Street, Pretoria Join us for a food and wine experience featuring an outstanding selection of Creation wines expertly paired with 6 courses of gourmet cuisine. Book now to avoid disappointment – email info@montedios.co.za.

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