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Pebbles. Changing Lives in the Hemel-en-Aarde

Friday, 20 January 2017 saw the official launch of the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project. Pebbles was established in 2004 and focuses on the children and families of the Winelands communities in the Western Cape.

The Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project was implemented in September 2016 under the capable management of Elizabeth Naudé and thanks to seed funding from the Cape Wine Auction Trust (@CapeWineAuction). Particular goals in the Hemel-en-Aarde include the improvement of transport services, the establishment of an additional Early Childhood Development Education facility, the provision of After-School Care facilities, a community centre/training facility and the hosting of cultural and sporting events for the community.

Thanks to generous donations and fund-raising initiatives the required amount of R570 000 was raised to buy a 22-seater school bus which was ready to transport the children on the first day of the 2017 school year. Guests at the launch also had the pleasure of being transported in the brand-new bus from Creation Wines (where they were treated to tea and coffee) to Bergplaas where the new Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project Centre is located.

Commenting on what has been accomplished thus far Elizabeth said that they were proud and ready to tackle their goals for the future.

A huge thank you to all who have supported our project. It is impossible to mention them all by name, but a special word of appreciation goes to Creation Wines, the Beare Foundation, Joe Eberhard, Kaap Agri, André and Elsabe du Plessis and Herman Pretorius who so generously contributed towards this worthy cause. In addition we need to mention that Ford went out of their way to ensure we have the bus on time and gave us a significant discount too.

The next phase will be fund-raising for the After-School Care feeding scheme. Assistance in establishing a vegetable garden is also required while the scheme is in urgent need of an oven. In order to expand the After-School Care facilities, an existing garage needs to be converted into a classroom. Please contact elizabeth@pebblesproject.co.za should you wish to help.

Click here to read the complete blog.


Feed a Child

Visitors to the Creation Tasting Room will have the opportunity of contributing to the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde After-School Care feeding scheme by asking their waitron to add R10 pp to their bill. This will be an entirely voluntary donation and we would like your feedback on the matter. Please contact us at salome@creationwines.com  and tell us what you think.

The 4th Annual International Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration

27 & 28 January 2017 The Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration is a two-day event, famous around the world as a magnet for lovers of Pinot Noir and local South African cuisine. During the weekend renowned winemakers, famous chefs and wine lovers will gather in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside Hermanus – exploring Pinot Noir and celebrating the exceptional wine, food and people of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region.

For details and to book, click here.

Kiss and Tell with Creation at 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration

10h00 Saturday 28 January at the Creation Tasting Room As part of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, Creation will be hosting an intriguing tasting of a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside our own. The tasting will be conducted by guest sommelier Jörg Pfützner and Jean-Claude Martin and promises to surprise and delight the senses. This will be followed by a scrumptious brunch pairing, showcasing the talents of the Creation Culinary Team. For more information on Creation’s Pinot Noir and to buy the wine online click here.

Think Klink

Yes, it’s Klink season again and at Creation we’re delighted to be a nominee in the category that we love best: Wine and Food Pairing. As proud recipients of three Klink awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing we look forward to competing in the same category – now named ‘Great Pairings’ – once more.

Creation is a pioneer in the field of Wine and Food Pairing, offering no less than eight pairing options. Among these are the famous Tapas Pairing, the intriguing Secret Pairing, the scrumptious Brunch Pairing and the popular Kids Surprise Pairing. The latest innovations are Wine and Herb as well as Wine and Flower Pairings while a brand-new Vegan repertoire is being developed. In short: when it comes to Wine and Food Pairing, there’s always something new and unique in the pipeline!

Wine Tourism South Africa’s Klink Awards plays a proactive role in promoting one of South Africa’s fastest growing sectors – the local wine tourism industry. Unlike other local wine awards, it is consumer-driven, interacting with wine lovers to solicit their feedback via votes and social media indicators regarding their favourite experiences.

So, let your own experience be the deciding factor …  Do you feel Creation deserves to be Klink’s ‘Great Pairings’ Champion? Then please go to www.klinkawards.co.za, click on ‘Great Pairings’ and cast your vote – which is very important to us!

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.

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 is a comment recently made by one of our visitors:

Went here last year for the 8 course Tapas and wine tasting and had a truly memorable experience. Could not miss out this year so tried the 8 course brunch pairing … wow!! Fascinating pairings and great wines overlooking tremendous views … such enthusiastic staff! Great food great service and attention to detail – just a little full but arrived at 10 am and left at 1.30 so no time pressure … Don’t miss it!!!!

– Andrew H (TripAdvisor review)

Events Calendar

Hermanus

14 January 9h00 – 13h00: 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.

28 January 10h00: Kiss and Tell with Creation at 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration As part of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, Creation will be hosting an intriguing tasting of a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside our own. The tasting will be conducted by guest sommelier Jörg Pfützner and Jean-Claude Martin and will be followed by a scrumptious brunch pairing, showcasing the talents of the Creation Culinary Team.

25 February 15h00 – 19h00: Constantia Fresh, Buitenverwachting Wine Farm Over the past eight years Constantia Fresh has become one of the most prestigious outdoor wine events in South Africa. The festival offers a refreshing change to the many wine events held in crowded halls and is tailor-made to ensure that guests not only enjoy the day, but that each leaves feeling invigorated and filled with a lust for life. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

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