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The High Days of Harvest – 4

The last grapes for our bubbly and still wines were picked on Thursday 23 March. All that remains to be harvested are approximately three tons of grapes for our Cape Vintage and this will be done in a week’s time. In the meantime we’ve asked members of the hardworking Creation team to comment on the 2017 harvest. Cellarmaster JC Martin: Due to a well thought-through pruning schedule and optimum weather…

Once Upon an Epic

Tuesday 21 March 2017 saw Creation hosting its first ever Absa Cape Epic – with great aplomb! The estate was one of the officially appointed water and spectator points on the second stage of the race and no stone was left unturned to make it a memorable event. Thus the acclaimed land artist Strijdom van der Merwe was commissioned to create a special 2017 Cape Epic installation, featuring as a…

Once upon an Epic

Tuesday 21 March 2017 saw Creation hosting its first ever Absa Cape Epic – with great aplomb! The estate was one of the officially appointed water and spectator points on the second stage of the race and no stone was left unturned to make it a memorable event. Thus the acclaimed land artist Strijdom van der Merwe was commissioned to create a special 2017 Cape Epic installation, featuring as a…

Creation. Where Wine, Art and Endurance Combine

At Creation there is always something new and right now the team is preparing for their participation in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, providing one of the official water and spectator points. The event takes place on 21 March (Human Rights Day) and according to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin the Creation team looks forward to hosting not only the riders but also their supporters. Our harvest is…

High Days of Harvest – 3

While our raison d’être will always remain the creation of distinctive wines and therefore the production of quality grapes, we at Creation are at present also blessed with a bounty of apples, pears, quinces, passion fruit, plums, figs and prickly pears.  All ripe and plump and irresistible in their deliciousness! When last have you eaten a prickly pear? Not those lily-livered ones sometimes available at supermarkets but a truly juicy,…

The High Days of Harvest – 2

No doubt about it: harvest is the highlight on our estate calendar. At the time of writing Creation is buzzing with activity and anticipation as all the care lavished on our vineyards throughout the year finally comes to fruition. The following cultivars have been harvested to date: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. We’re halfway through the harvest and feeling cautiously optimistic, as it is early days yet….

Alchemy in the Kitchen – Cooking with Wine

Food and wine form as much a natural partnership in the kitchen as they do on the table. The rule is a wine that is not good enough for drinking will never be good enough for cooking. When pairing food and wine at the table it is essential to use a wine that is similar in taste, flavour, texture and character as the wine in the dish. These features will…

The High Days of Harvest

No doubt about it: harvest is the highlight on our estate calendar. At the time of writing Creation is buzzing with activity and anticipation as all the care lavished on our vineyards throughout the year finally comes to fruition. It is a time of great joy but also a time of hard work and we are happy indeed to welcome our three talented and energetic interns on board: Bobby Wallace…

Chatting Cheese

At Creation we like to think of our Tasting Room not only as a place where we can pamper our guests but also as a place where we can interact and learn from each other. A recent visit from the well-known German cheese sommelier Michael Bode from Käse Ecke in Lindau Insel presented such an opportunity. Michael of course ‘chatted cheese’, sharing some valuable information on cheese tasting such as…

Pinot Panache

The fourth International Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place over the past weekend with winemakers, chefs and wine lovers gathering from far and wide to partake in the exceptional wine and food of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region. As part of this event, Creation Wines hosted their intriguing Kiss and Tell tasting which featured a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside their own. The tasting was conducted by guest sommelier Jörg…

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