Jamie Goode is a renowned British author with a PhD in plant biology and a wine columnist for The Sunday Express. Having recently visited the Hemel-en-Aarde he gave his verdict on the Creation wines that he tasted, allocating no less than 14 wines 90+ points.
“I’m impressed with Creation” – Jamie Goode
Referring to the 2016 Creation Art of Chardonnay which he gives a score of 95, Jamie says: ‘Taut and refined with lovely acidity and dense citrus and pear fruit. Really expressive and detailed with great acidity. Such a lovely wine.’ The 2015 Creation Art of Pinot Noir also has a 95 point rating. ‘There’s wonderful balance here: it has fine cherries and plums with a nice spiciness. Structured and refined with spice and a hint of tar. Lovely precision and structure …’ Click here to read Jamie’s blog.
In combining winemaking showmanship with culinary artistry, gorgeous flavours with irresistible textures, Creation on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in the Walker Bay Wine Region enjoys an enviable reputation for their wine and food pairing. And when wine pairing guru Carolyn Martin puts on her traveling shoes, a wonderful tale of tastes can be told …
Last week we reported on her culinary adventures in Denmark, Scotland and the first leg of her trip in England. This week we continue with her memorable experiences in London and then Estonia. Click here to see pics of the Creation 5-chef dinner held at Restaurant Monaco in Tallinn, Estonia.
For the first time in more than a decade the Creation team will be taking time out. To take a well-deserved rest and also to reflect, recharge and create. This means the estate will be closed to visitors between 29 May and 9 June 2017. And that it will be reopening its doors on 10 June with among others an amazing new wine and food pairing concept – ‘The Story of Creation’. Watch this space!
Creation on the Move
Creation’s Jean-Claude Martin recently revisited his roots in Switzerland. Below he can be seen at Keller am See, tasting wine with winemaker Christian Dexl who is a former Creation intern. Click here to read more about Keller am See.
This year’s Hermanus FynArts takes place from 9 to 18 June and promises to be a feast of exhibitions, presentations, performances, workshops, films and of course food and wine. According to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin the Creation team looks forward to partaking in this annual event, offering not only an art exhibition but also a magnificent spread of food and wine.
“Fine winemaking is of course an art in itself and as dedicated supporters of the arts, we are proud to participate in this joyous festival again,” says Carolyn.
Hermanus FynArts is hosted in assorted venues in and around the coastal town of Hermanus – one of them being Creation Wines where the estate will be exhibiting a truly exciting installation of sculptures by the acclaimed artist Willie Botha. Click here to read more about Willie and his work.
A highlight of Creation’s participation will be a three-course dinner specially prepared by the Creation Culinary Team to harmonize with three of Creation’s award-winning wines. There will be music to match and this rare celebration of food, wine and music titled Food as Art will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 18h30 at the Creation Wines Tasting Room. Tickets are available at R550 per person and bookings can be made by contacting Claudine at email@example.com.
For more information on Hermanus FynArts click here.
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:
The wines, which are delectable, are precisely paired with the 8 tapas courses. We were attended to by Stephanie who not only explained the wines and the nuances of the food choices very well but entertained us all afternoon with her sparkling personality and intelligent humour. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and look forward to visiting again.
– Peter O (TripAdvisor review)
Really geared up to make the most of wine tasting by linking to wonderful Tapas treat of 8 courses accompanied by 8 of Creation’s excellent wines. Service excellent, food was first class and very imaginatively served on specially selected crockery – attention to detail was spot on. A very special occasion and treat.
– Catherine040 (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.
3 June 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.
15 June 18h30: FynArts Dinner at Creation Tasting Room Food as Art will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 18h30 at the Creation Wines Tasting Room. Tickets are available at R550 per person and bookings can be made by contacting Claudine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 June 17h00 – 20h00: Wine Concepts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival, Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town
3 June 10h00 – 18h00: Cape Town Provincials – South African Wine Tasting Championship, Taj Cape Town Creation Wines will be at the South African Wine Tasting Championship Cape Town leg. Come and support our local sommeliers and see who walks away with the first prize. Click here for more information.