Sauvignon Blanc has been described as “one of the most recognisable aromatic cultivars with top tier popularity status”. It is what it is, consumers love it and it might well be the safest wine to order in a pub, or as a starter in a restaurant due to the consistent quality.
Another reason why it is such an excellent precursor to a meal is that the passion fruit aromas produced by the 3-MH and 3-MHA thiols found in Sauvignon Blanc, create a mouth-watering sensation – even before one tastes the wine. These aromas release digestive enzymes preparing us for a meal.
With flavour profiling all the rage and as food becomes fresher and lighter so wine styles attributed to particular cultivars and terroirs are becoming more relevant, the world over. In terms of wine styles, Chardonnay for example could be regarded as the ‘Home Coming Queen’ and Sauvignon Blanc as the ‘Flirt’!
Well, it is time for our local Sauvignon Blanc to flirt a little and that means getting social! So if you wish to follow @creationwines or #savvy_blanc when enjoying a glass, simply share your experience of this delightfully fresh and fragrant cultivar by tweeting a photo and caption and stand a chance to win a fabulous Creation tapas pairing for four!
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The Latest and Tastiest from our Culinary Team
In celebration of the recent release of the 2016 Creation Sauvignon Blanc chef Francois surprised us with an irresistible pairing: White Chocolate Mousse with a Fresh Pear, Celery Salad and Parmesan Crumble.
To complement the 2015 Creation Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon chef Eleanor created a magnificent Curried Beef Tartare with Poppadums, Nasturtium Dressing, Quail Egg, Sundried Tomatoes, Deep-Fried Capers and a Cucumber and Coriander Salsa.
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:
Do yourself a favour and visit Creation. From the time you arrive you are greeted by friendly staff. They cannot do enough to make your lunch a most enjoyable experience. The wines are outstanding and the food matching was a dream. Well done to everyone at Creation!! – SimonWB (TripAdvisor review)
Exquisite Dining: This is one of our best dining at South Africa. The wine pairing was excellent! I ordered tapas pairing for myself and 3 course pairing for my husband. The food was beautifully presented and very delicious. Great ambience with beautiful view to the lush mountain. Will surely be back when visiting Hermanus. Highly recommended! Suggest pre-booking either by email or by phone. – VANESSA983 (TripAdvisor review)
A most enjoyable experience. Sorry we could not stay longer. Will be back! – Kathy’s crowd (Creation Visitors Book)
30 April, 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.
4 May, 19h00: Fine Wining presented by Creation Wines at HQ Restaurant, 100 Shortmarket St, Cape Town With summer coming to an end, HQ presents a winter series of ‘Fine Wining’. Perfect for those colder Cape Town evenings. Booking is essential, call 021 424 6373 or email to avoid disappointment.
30 April – 1 May, 10h00: Die Oesfees/The Harvest Festival at Leriba Hotel and Spa, Centurion Join us for a day of family fun! More than 60 top wine farms, gourmet food, interactive cooking demonstrations presented by Johan Badenhorst (Voetspore) and professional chefs and much more … Complimentary transfers from the Gautrain and secure parking close by. For more information call 012 660 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets at R150 from Computicket.
Our co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin will be in the UK from 1 to 11 May hosting dinners and tastings, and exploring the southern part of England. Highlights of her roadshow will be connecting and reconnecting with bloggers, sommeliers, agents and private clients to confirm our appreciation for their ongoing support.
10 May, 17h30: Wine & Canapé Pairing, Vivat Bacchus, 47 Farringdon Street, Holborn, London Carolyn Martin from Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde, South Africa invites you to taste their award-winning wines, paired with scrumptious canapés at the renowned Vivat Bacchus Restaurant, Farringdon, London. For more information, please contact Daniela at email@example.com.