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In support of the Landmark Foundation, with whom we have recently become associated, Creation Wines announce that we are now proudly predator friendly.

The Landmark Foundation is a not for profit organisation which strives to build the conservation economy of South Africa. It is currently running a number of projects aimed at providing research that will create incentives to invest in the long term conservation infrastructure of the country, changing thinking and behaviour towards the issue of conservation. Following the recent confirmed sighting of a male leopard just 500 m from Creation’s Tasting Room by a motion sensitive night-vision camera, and Landmark Foundation ranger Bruce Missing searching the area for a female with a cub, they now have our full support.

Here is an extract from their website:

“Research Results: Leopards in the Cape

“The research has a broad focus, investigating the landscape ecology and management of leopards within and outside of protected areas of the Eastern and Western Cape. The study area makes up a massive area of 4,5 million hectares, stretching from Addo in the east to Gordon’s Bay in the west.

“Leopards have been collared in the Greater Addo Elephant National Park, Baviaanskloof, Garden Route, the Langkloof, The Langeberg, the Overberg, Hex River Valley and De Hoop since 2007 allowing us a great deal of insight into best understanding their spatial requirements (their territories and social dynamics), habitat selection and avoidances, genetic vigour, population densities, hunting activity and management. This is particularly important in areas outside of protected land. To date 22 leopards have been monitored and their movement and biology studied within different landscapes. On average adult females weigh 22 kg, and males 42 kg, half that of their counterparts in the northern areas of South Africa.”

Join us on 22 April 2014 to celebrate World Earth Day with Jeannine McManus, Researcher and Field Worker from the Landmark Foundation. World Earth Day is observed across 190 countries by over 1 billion people and motivates communities to focus on environmental issues that affect them. Jeannine will be giving a talk entitled: ‘Leopards, People and Everything’ which will focus on the interaction between the three main factors that influence their projects – how each contribute to the challenges we face and how each can contribute to the solution. Jeannine is a PhD student at Wits who is doing her research on broad leopard conservation, from the impact of land use and genetics to habitat corridors and the conservation economy.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to salome@creationwines.com or 028 212 1107 before Monday 21 April 17H00.

CATERING FOR ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
In addition to vegetarian and gluten-free options on our award-winning Wine and Food Pairing menu, we at Creation are excited to announce that we now also cater for those on a Low Carb High Fat diet.

The Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet originated in the mid-19th century, popularised by royal undertaker and notorious epicurean William Banting. The diet was originally devised by William Harvey, a well-known English doctor of the time, who had studied under the French diabetic specialist Claude Bernard. The diet was based on limiting the intake of refined and easily digestible carbohydrates. The principle of LCHF diets has been vilified by many, but notable exponent Prof. Tim Noakes has pointed out that this is not for everyone - its efficacy is particular to carbohydrate-resistant people. Perhaps the most notable modern eating plan based on this theory is the Atkins diet, which is internationally acclaimed.

So … whether you’re a vegetarian, gluten-intolerant or carbohydrate-resistant: you can now enjoy the full Wine and Food Pairing experience at Creation without having to compromise! In fact, our latest menu even includes a young adults pairing option offering the young ones the opportunity of experimenting with the tastes and textures of five different dishes and three complementing drinks. Click here to see pictures.

EASTER FUN FOR KIDS
To entertain the family groups joining us at Creation over the Easter weekend, we have put together a programme of activities to amuse the younger members of the family. Daily from 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00 we will be offering the following:

- The Easter Story
- Decorating Easter Egg Baskets
- Face Painting
- Fondant Icing Decoration of Easter Eggs
- Easter Egg Hunt

The kids will be supervised at all times, and the Easter activities are priced at R75 per child.
Remember to book your place at Creation this Easter – call us on 028 212 1107 or email
info@creationwines.com. Click here to see pictures.

THE IMPACT OF OAK DURING WINEMAKING
Over the past two weeks (as the grapes were harvested) we focussed on Creation’s Syrah – in the vineyard
and also in the cellar. This week, as the young wine is transferred into oak barrels for maturation, we look at
the impact of oak on the wine. Click here to read more.


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