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Wine and Flower Pairing 2: A Beautiful Affair

A raised brick flowerbed full of flowers

Some months ago Creation’s pairing guru, Carolyn Martin, ran a fascinating series on herb and wine pairing which once again proved how the elegance and finesse of Creation’s cool climate wines can enhance the taste of fresh herbs and vice versa. Now Carolyn and the Creation Culinary Team take pleasure in bringing you some hints and tips on flower and wine pairing!

This is the second instalment in the series.

NasturtiumNasturtium flower: Delightful with the Creation Sauvignon, Semillon blend due to the acidity and freshness of both flower and wine.

Click here to read the complete blog and here to view Creation’s Wine and Flower Pairing Chart.

Old Favourites reconstructed by the Creation Culinary Team

This week we take pleasure in bringing you the recipe for a South African classic reimagined by the Creation Culinary Team and delectable, especially when paired with the Creation Syrah, Grenache.

Click here for the recipe of Kudu Bobotie with Peach Yoghurt, Dried Cling Peaches, Rice Crackers, Quince and Bay Leaf Jus, Bok Choy and here to buy the wine online.

Creation at Cartier Dinners

It was great to have taken part in a series of dinners that Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen (South Africa’s first Michelin star chef) hosted for Cartier. Below are some of the highlights.

A series of dinners with Jan-Hendrik van der WesthuizenPink October with Creation Wines

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition of this, Creation is hosting a special Ladies’ Pink Tasting. Professor Justus Apffelstaedt from the Multidisciplinary Breast Health Centre will be the guest speaker on the topic Going for the cure:  how we physically and psychologically cure breast cancer.  The event takes place on 29 October from 09h30 to 11h30 at Creation Wines. The cost will be R200.00 and includes a food and wine pairing. 50% will be donated towards transport costs for cancer patients to and from the Tygerberg Hospital’s Breast Clinic. RSVP to salome@creationwines.com or 028 2121107 before 27 October.

Two free tickets can be won. Nominate an inspirational friend or family member who has had or is fighting breast cancer and win two tickets for her and a friend to the event. To enter: go to #pinkladies on facebook.com/creationwines or twitter.com/creationwines. ONLY ONE NOMINATION PER ENTRANT
An invitation to Creation's 29 October Pink October breast-cancer awareness event

#CreationTimeLapes throughout the Season

Participate in our social media time lapse! From October 2016 until the end of April 2017 we are going to track the seasonal changes at Creation. To share in this beautiful time lapse all you need to do is take a photo from a certain spot in the garden, with you in it, or just the panoramic view, it’s up to you – then post it on social media with the hashtag #CreationTimeLapse.

Classic Chardonnay Celebration in Hermanus

The Hemel-en-Aarde has become famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. And now the producers of this unique wine area have decided to share their beautiful Chardonnay with wine lovers at a dedicated Chardonnay festival. The Classic Chardonnay Celebration takes place at the Thatch House on Saturday, 19 November and will focus on the exceptional quality and distinctiveness of the Hemel-en-Aarde’s cool-climate Chardonnays. The Creation team looks forward to participating in this exciting event. Book now to avoid disappointment.

A banner image for the Classic Chardonnay Celebration 2016Welcome 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:

Creation Wines (with a co-owner from Geneva, Switzerland) is an up and coming wine farm offering a really fun wine/food tasting experience. We went for their tapas and wine tasting option which included 8 tapas paired with excellent wines plus a few additional tastings to round out the event. The whole event was loads of fun and, importantly, the quality of both their wines and their food was first rate.

– Francis V (TripAdvisor review)

The best we’ve ever visited! Awesome staff! Very knowledgeable! Be Blessed!

– Johann & Elize Bekker (Creation Guestbook)

Lovely setting – loved the Pinot Noir in particular. Wonderful valley – my favourite in the region.

– Sarah (Creation Guestbook)

Events Calendar

Hermanus

22 October 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.

29 October 10h30 – 12h00: Pink October, Creation Wines, Hermanus R320 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition of this, Creation is hosting a special Ladies’ Pink Tasting. Professor Justus Apffelstaedt from the Multidisciplinary Breast Health Centre will be the guest speaker on the topic Going for the cure : how we physically and psychologically cure breast cancer. The cost will be R200.00 and includes a food and wine pairing. 50% will be donated towards transport costs for cancer patients to and from the Tygerberg’s Hospital Breast Clinic. RSVP to salome@creationwines.com or 028 2121107 before 27 October.

19 November from 16h00: Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration, The Thatch House, Hermanus Imagine manicured green lawns, crystal blue waters, a delightful string quartet and world-class Chardonnay … The Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration takes place for the first time this year, focusing on the exceptional quality and distinctiveness of this area’s cool-climate Chardonnay. While the spotlight will be on Chardonnay, other wines produced by the 13 winegrowers from the Hemel-en-Aarde will also be showcased. To purchase tickets click here.

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