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Creation Wines. A vibrant future based on innovation in wine and food.

Taking pride of place on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in South Africa’s Walker Bay Wine Region, Creation Wines affords impressive views of the towering mountain peaks that surround it. While this spectacular panorama alone would surely be enough to inspire the team to soar with the eagles, it is also the very earth beneath their feet that motivates them. The estate was established in 2002 by Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn…

Creation Clinches 4th Klink Award

First of all: a huge thank you to all our supporters who voted Creation the winner of Klink’s ‘Great Pairings’ category for 2017. The winners were announced on Friday 31 March and Creation is delighted to have won this distinction for the fourth time!  As a pioneer in the field of wine and food pairing our estate offers no less than eight pairing options with an exciting new concept aptly…

Creation: Yet Another Award for Innovation

When Great Wine Capitals (GWC) recently announced the South African winners of its Best of Wine Tourism Awards for 2017, Creation Wines was once again honoured with the ‘Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences’ award. This marks the third time in five years that Creation has received this accolade and co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin says the Creation team is thrilled. “We constantly strive to surprise and delight our visitors with…

Creation Wines. A Proud Pinot Pedigree

Many a moon and many a tide ago in a beautiful little enclave near the sea, the breezes off the ocean made a pact. Every afternoon at an appointed time, they would chase the clouds high, high up to the peak of a nearby mountain and set them dancing and swirling, churning and whirling in a spectacle too wondrous to describe. It is thanks to this amazing ‘thermal vortex’ –…

Jean-Claude Martin

Co-owner, viticulturist and cellarmaster, Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, South Africa. Ensuring that Balance, Elegance, Distinction and Finesse are the hallmarks of every wine in the Creation range is his mission. How does Jean-Claude (JC) Martin achieve this? “First of all we have 450-million-year-old Bokkeveld shale and drained clay loam soils which combined with our cool climate create excellent winegrowing conditions,” says JC. During the annual growth period temperatures rarely exceed…

Creation Wines. What’s in a name?

Long, very long ago (in fact 450 000 000 years!), Mother Nature laid the first foundations for what was to become one of the most exciting wine estates in the South African Winelands … Welcome to Creation Wines, situated high up on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge of the cool-climate Walker Bay Wine Region near the seaside town of Hermanus. Here the estate’s virus-free vineyards thrive in 450-million-year-old clay loam soils. Climbing…

Creation. Always a Celebration

Since the establishment of Creation in 2002, its dynamic team has been striving to reward the wine lover with wines of rare balance, elegance, distinction and finesse. That they are fulfilling this mission is apparent from the ever-growing list of accolades garnered for their wines at top competitions. At the prestigious 2016 National Wine Challenge, incorporating Top 100 SA Wines, Creation had no less than five wines in the Top…

Creation: For the Sake of Art

The fourth Hermanus FynArts Festival taking place from 10 to 19 June this year once again sees the participation of Creation Wines. The Estate on the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus not only hosts an exciting exhibition of sculptures by the award-winning Gavin Risi, but also offers a Wine and Food Pairing Demonstration as well as a Wine and Food Pairing Dinner in collaboration with The Eatery, a well-known restaurant…

Creation excels in Top 100 SA Wines

The results of the prestigious National Wine Challenge, incorporating Top 100 SA Wines, were recently announced at a glittering event held at Spier Estate and the Creation Wines team is delighted to have five wines in the Top 100. To make this achievement even more remarkable, two of Creation’s wines, the 2014 Syrah, Grenache and the 2014 Reserve Merlot, were selected as Grand Cru National Champions in their respective classes….

Extreme Pairing: Cederberg Wines, Creation & Star Hill

Jean Vincent Ridon has partnered with to produce this series of Extreme Pairing videos, where he pairs fun and interesting foods with South African Wines. This is the 11th video in the series and he goes back to his roots in France – goats cheese, wine & a baguette – quintessentially French fare – but this time matched with great South African Wines.

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