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Creation Chardonnay. Making Waves in Mauritius

 When asked for his favourite Creation wine, Jorald Julie, Assistant Corporate Sommelier at the Constance Hotel group, picked the Creation Chardonnay, saying it is the perfect match for Mauritian seafood dishes.   Described as a collection of luxury hotels in exotic destinations across the Indian Ocean, Constance Hotels & Resorts can be found in Mauritius, Maldives, Seychelles and Madagascar. With a hand-picked collection of more than 25,000 bottles, the wine cellar…

At the Heart of Creation

Family companies are the beating heart and soul of the wine business. Long may they continue. – Tim Atkin, Master of Wine and award-winning wine writer   Creation’s unique setting on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge combines close proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean (only 9 km away) with an elevation of 290 m above sea level. The average day temperature during the growth period is between 22° and 26° C with…

Creation. 5-Star Pinot at its Pinnacle

The good news is out. In the recently launched 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide only four Pinot Noir wines boast the prestigious five-star rating and the Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016 is among them! Commenting on the achievement Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin says: “We’re delighted with this significant accolade coming from what must be South Africa’s most influential wine guide. It certainly bolsters the estate’s…

Of French Châteaux and German Castles (2)

Of French Châteaux and German Castles (2) Creation Wines Brand Ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi recently had the honour of representing his country at the La Revue du Vin de France World Tasting Championship in Burgundy. The event took place on 14 October at Château de Gilly in Burgundy and for Nkulu it was preceded by what he refers to as “an unforgettable 6-day trip” through France and Germany. Nkulu’s road to…

Of French Châteaux and German Castles

Creation Wines Brand Ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi recently had the honour of representing his country at the La Revue du Vin de France World Tasting Championship in Burgundy. The event took place on 14 October at Château de Gilly in Burgundy and for Nkulu it was preceded by what he refers to as “an unforgettable 6-day trip” through France and Germany. Nkulu’s road to Burgundy started on 2 July this year…

Who’s Who on the Creation Crew (2)

To keep things shipshape at Creation requires the input of a great team, ranging from skippers JC and Carolyn Martin to (literally) all hands on deck! This week we take pleasure in featuring Stephanie van Rooyen, who having joined Creation at the age of 19, is now, three years later, one of the leading lights in the Tasting Room. Whether it’s her bubbly personality or the sometimes quirky way in…

Creation Chenin: Coolness Personified

No doubt about it: Chenin has become chic! Yes, that old stalwart that’s been around since the first vineyards were planted in South Africa, has at last achieved its rightful place as a noble cultivar and is today among the top of the pops. More and more dedicated winemakers are catering for an increasing number of wine lovers opting for a well-made Chenin. And now the ever-innovative Creation team has…

Creation. Discovering New Horizons (2)

Creation’s Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently got out their passports and put on their globe-trotting shoes again – this time on a whirlwind tour of Belgium, Scandinavia, Estonia, the UK and the French Riviera. A fascinating variety of cultures, trends and flavours were the order of the day – all strung together by, yes, you’ve guessed it: the love of wine. Last week they reported on the first part…

Creation. Discovering New Horizons

Creation. Discovering New Horizons Creation’s Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently got out their passports and put on their globe-trotting shoes again – this time on a whirlwind tour of Belgium, Scandinavia, Estonia, the UK and the French Riviera. A fascinating variety of cultures, trends and flavours were the order of the day – all strung together by, yes, you’ve guessed it: the love of wine. Here is an abridged…

Creation: A Heritage of Heaven and Earth

Proud as they are of their natural heritage on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin go to great lengths to preserve it. “With Heritage Day (24 September) approaching, we like to reflect on our unique heritage here on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge,” says Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin who was born and bred in the Cape Winelands. As the granddaughter of Maurice and Eleanor Finlayson of Hartenberg fame and…

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