To Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin some of the greatest pleasures of travel are meeting up with old friends, making new friends and trying things out of the ordinary. Two weeks ago she reported on her travels through Brittany and Burgundy. This week she describes the Martin family’s experiences in Switzerland.
One of the exciting opportunities arising from Creation’s now fully mature, virus-free vineyards is the ability to select exceptionally high quality pockets of grapes that provide the ultimate expression of terroir and release them in a single vineyard bottling.
Only seven barrels of the 2015 Creation Sumac Grenache were made and the last bottles are selling out fast. The vineyard is named for the exotic African spice, Sumac, which is characterised by a certain brightness and liveliness which is also evident in the wine. Deep crimson with a secret glimmer of purple to capture the imagination, the wine offers intense aromas of cranberry, exotic spice and nuances of dark rose petal. It is a cooler climate Grenache with a feast of bright pomegranate, red currant, cracked peppercorn and a sprinkling of sumac lingering on the velvety palate.
Click here to order the wine online.
Spicing Up Winter
A gorgeous recipe for Fried Chicken with Spices and Harissa Mayonnaise recently appeared in Woolworths’ TASTE magazine. The dish is recommended with Creation Viognier, an elegant wine with attractive notes of apricot, white peach and coconut. Click here for the recipe and here to order the Creation Viognier online.
Cellars-Hohenhort Team at Creation
At Creation we regularly receive sommeliers from all corners of the earth, but it is not often that we get to share our little piece of paradise first hand with the whole Cellars-Hohenhort team! It was a pleasure to host them and we look forward to doing this again. If you are a sommelier who would like to learn more about Creation, feel free to contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that Creation’s wines will soon be available in France through the reputable wine merchant, Le Goût du Vin. The first wines will be shipped shortly and can be pre-ordered by the trade and private clients. Our wines will also be shipped to Saint-Martin and Antibes shortly. Click here to order.
On behalf of Creation Wines we would like to welcome Madelein Snyman as new project manager of the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project; we look forward to supporting her. Madelein’s career includes working as a non-medical volunteer for Operation Smile in countries such as Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa. In 2015 she was appointed as development coordinator for Operation Smile. In this position she was in charge of the overall development and growth of partnerships with donors and also managed all corporate and event-based fundraising.
Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a not-for-profit industry organisation which promotes the exports of all South African wine in key international markets. To view one of the organisation’s latest campaigns, click here.
Creation in Tuscany
@eatravel recently posted these beautiful photos on Instagram with the caption: ‘Practising the art of slow living in Tuscany. What an amazing sunset it was. Do you remember the most memorable sunset in your life?’
Creation Wines has been dedicated to supporting the arts ever since its inception in 2002 and is at present curating a truly exciting installation of sculptures by the gifted South African artist, Willie Botha.
This week we’re proud to feature his evocative Show me the way which depicts a father figure with his daughter on his shoulders. “Children are usually the ones showing grownups to open their eyes to appreciate the small things in the world,” says Willie.
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:
This is a slick must do involving 8 wines with 7 food pairings and provided an enjoyable introduction to the farm. Well presented by Karle, assisted by Margaret she had our attention from Chapter 1 and we left some 2 hours later well fed and having tasted most of their wines. Good innovative food, wine, setting and friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff.
– Mujaji (TripAdvisor review)
We had a great morning! Beautiful eBike ride in the Hemel en Aarde valley to Creation Wine farm to enjoy a beautiful wine tasting brunch.
– zunette2017 (TripAdvisor review)
Creation on WhatsApp
Great news for Creation lovers: we are now available on WhatsApp! For all bookings, other enquiries and wine orders, feel free to contact us on 082 921 6435 if this is your preferred method of communication.
22 July 8h00 – 12h00: 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.
27 July 6h30 – 10h30: Food & Wine Pairing with Creation Wines at The Chef’s Table, 23-24, Protea Mall, 1 Chartwell Dr, Umhlanga, 4320 KZN Sommelier Zwai Gumede has made some exciting picks from Creation’s award-winning portfolio which will accompany executive chef Kayla-Ann Osborn’s artfully created cuisine. Limited to 60 guests, bookings are essential. Click here for more information.