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Excellent service & experience
1000 thumbs up for excellent service by waitress Pamela and an excellent wine & food pairing experience!!!
Posted by: Pieter du Preez
we took some friends to the Cape for a wine week, Creation was the highlight of that special time! great wines and the food pairings were really wonderful, keep it up guys!
Posted by: trevor tod
Had a very nice time. Wines and food were great compliments to each other. Only problem was our lunch was given away to another table. When we asked about our food, we found out another table had gotten our meal. Twenty minutes later we were finally able to eat. Might be an idea to offer a glass of wine whilst people wait for their delayed food.
Posted by: Michael
food and wine pairing and cellar tour
hi guys, thanks again for a great experience! we loved it and it was a highlight of our trip
Posted by: trevorand Debbie tod, colin and carrie rhodes
Amazing wine tasting experience! I would highly recommend the wine paring. Definitely going back for another visit.
Posted by: Sally Veary
Thank you for a wonderful visit - what a little piece of paradise - we loved our visit!
Posted by: Meryl Bartho
Had not heard about this wine farm before but what an amazing treat! Awesome wines, various great snacks to pair and beautiful view. Try the wine pairing canapés- 8 course canapés paired with wines! Great value, fresh homegrown local ingredients and unbelievable wines. A new favorite of mine!
Posted by: Candice gould
getaway blog - Creation review
reation nestles on the dusty Hemel-en-Aarde ‘grof pad’, deep into blue crane and vine territory. By far one of my favourite food/wine tasting wine farms because it has all the trappings: breath-taking views, stylish decor, passionate owners, skilled staff, elegant wines and mouth-watering meals. They also source most of their produce locally; making them a wine farm with heart, integrity and light carbon foot (grape?) print. Massive glass windows allow you to soak up uninterrupted vista’s of vine, mountain and water. Comfortable chairs invite you to kick back and relax as you lazily sniff, sip and savour a range of heavenly nectars. Their staff are top-notch and incredibly knowledgeable about the wines which makes the leisurely experience wholly enjoyable. You have two main choices when it comes to meals: indulge in a multi-course paired canapé/tapa’s menu or order à la carte. I’m privileged to have done both. Tapas tasting can easily take over an hour over weekends: you quickly lose touch of time as mouthfuls of unique, fabulous flavours (like duck and sour cherry pie, bobotie spring rolls or chorizo espanadita) are met with the perfect glass, creating an earthy match – made in heaven. Your friendly waitron-sommelier walks you through interesting facts and facets of both wine and food. All in all, a blissful way to wile away a Sunday. This time, I ordered the slow roasted springbok pie which was so tender and full of subtle game flavours I can safely say it’s worth driving an hour out of Cape Town for! And having already had the ‘paired’ experience, it made for an interesting comparative as I noted how each wine ‘behaved’ against a standard taste. Now I could wax lyrical about almost every one of their wines, given the depth and careful complexity that’s been cleverly crafted into each cultivar. But that would take a long time and ultimately, you’re better off experiencing it yourself, glass in hand. So then, my top 3: I’m predominantly a red wine girl, hence when it comes to whites, it’s all about chardonnay. Creation’s 2011 is subtly wooded, sun-kissed honey on the nose with hints of spiced fruits (vanilla-pear) on the tongue. Reminiscent of a young, vivacious blonde in a short, summer dress. Perfect to pack for a beach stroll – so beautifully light and balanced you can quaff a bottle before sunset. I was literally blown away by the Merlot, a worthy companion for that delectable venison pie. It’s earthy and lusciously complex: warm spices tickle the nose while dark chocolates and a hint of red berries tantalize the palate. A mysterious aroma of eucalyptus (taking me back to the winter comfort of Vick’s Medinite) arose later, impressing me with the layered nature of this red. Much like a good perfume, Creation’s wines develope to display a fine range notes for both nose and mouth. A brunette with a high IQ wearing an elegant black evening gown. Take her to the opera or enjoy over a red meat meal (the wine not the woman). Now, I’m really not much a Syrah fan. I generally find them big, brash and a little tacky (they also remind me of one particularly psychotic ex-boyfriend) for my taste. But Creation’s mastery turns this cultivar into a somewhat more serious and stylish red with a gentle nose but feisty, full bodied maraschino cherry and white pepper palate. Here’s an auburn haired lass you take game viewing on horseback in autumn. Drink beside a blazing fire with biltong and Cuban cigar. Other notables are their Pinot Noir and Bordeaux style blend (Merlot, Cab Sav and Petit Verdot). If you like whites, you’ll find their Sauvignon Blanc wonderfully refreshing. They also do a mean flat white, a boon for caffeine fiends like me. Creation uses Riedel glasses to showcase their wines – and you’d be amazed what a difference clear cut crystal and an appropriately shaped vessel make to complex wines like these. Not only are these goblets beautiful to behold (oh yes, I’d love to own a set) but bouquets are fuller and flavours, more readily released. Using one excellent product in conjunction another creates a remarkable synergy, allowing the full bounty of nose, palate and mouth feel complexities to come to the fore. Ultimately, the mark of any master is the ability to achieve that fine balance. And this, surely, is the art of Creation. http://blog.getaway.co.za/travel-ideas/tapas-wine-weekend-franschhoek/
Posted by: scarlet nguni
What a wonderful place. Stunning wines and we were given a wonderful personal tour of the "barrels" by Kevin. The service and staff were excellent. Quite simply the best winery we visited in the Cape!!! Do not miss this very special experience.
Posted by: Bob Edgar
Hallo Jean-Claude und Familie wieder zurück in der Schweiz denken wir gerne an unseren Besuch zurück. Zu Kapstadt gehört für uns in Zukunft auch ein Besuch von Creation! Grüsse aus der Schweiz!
Posted by: Thomas
Absolutely worth the drive! Breathtaking views, inspiring interior design, and, most importantly, excellent wines and outstanding service. The wine is being described to you in a way that you do not need to taste any more, you will buy it automatically :-) This young winery has huge potential.
Posted by: Jan Sibbersen
Great wine, exellent experience. Keep going.
Posted by: Heinie Nel
Bliss and beauty!
Posted by: Brian kalchbrenner
Winged en wyn student proe
Klassiek elegante wyne gemaak vir engine geleentheid wat steeds uitstaan bo die res!
Posted by: Nadia hefer
Had wonderful time. Great wine, great atmosphere and very child friendly. My three month old nephew loved the wine descriptions, never seen him so fascinated.
Posted by: Matt ackermann
Outstanding experience. Compliments to staff and professional service. Especially to Phillip, whose descriptions made the tasting so much more enticing.
Posted by: Tavris phillips
Amazing. Good wines (esp. The merlot with the cauliflower soup), lovely views and fantastic, friendly service. We will be back.
Posted by: Matt and Jess
Great Creation Experience
we are privileged to be sitting around a table sipping fantastic wines, paired with mouth-watering canapés at Creation Wines. Thank you for a truly memorable experience!! John & Sherry-Linn Grant
Posted by: Wine Escapes
Worth navigating the gravel road for as this whole experience is outstanding!
Our Guesthouse recommended that we visit Creation Wines in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, this place is simply stunning, the views fabulous, the wine tasting experience measured, friendly yet professional. We enjoyed a light meal of mushroom soup and the cheese platter, all using locally sourced ingredients and was simply delicious. A must visit when you are in the area.
Posted by: Nigel Garbett
Wine pairing lunch
A stunning winters day with the sun on my back on the terrace of the creation wine tasting rooms. We chose the wine pairing menu with fascinating results, tasting our way through the range of wines from this relatively young vinyard in Hemelenaarde Valley. 2010 Sauvignon blanc served with Asian salmon dumpling and goats cheese cannelloni - worked well. 2011 Voignier - with chicken and apricot satay - better without food 2009 Merlot served with cauliflower soup with a nugget of creamy gorgonzola - the merlot was excellent with the creamy gorgonzola 2009 petit Verdot - a blend of Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon served with springbok filleted and cherry jelly - we decided Cabernet was not our preferred wine! 2009 Syrah served with chorizo empanada and duck and sour cherry pie. This worked very well both on its own, with and after the food - emerging as a good match for the dishes 2009 Grenache served with bobotie. Spring roll and beef carpaccio. Good but by this time we were not sure how long ones palate should hold out for these events. For desert we reverted to more gorgonzola and merlot before wending our way home through the Overberg to a well deserved siesta!
Posted by: Chapman Inc.
Love the view, the people, the wine and everything else
Posted by: Crowther
Thanks for lovely tasting, w look forward to our next visit!
Posted by: Joanne gibson
Pamela - great hostess
Popped in again to show a girl friend your venue as we were down from Pretoria. Pamela as friendly as usual. Glad your selection will be available at Woolworths. Regards Clifford.
Posted by: Clifford
Excellente Weine! Kompliment! Werde diese Winefarm definitive weiter empfehlen!
Posted by: Richard Konig
2008 Syrah Grenach
What a great discovery here in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! You made my evening(s)having found this noble grape here which I never would have dreamt of.... Hope my source will never dry out!
Posted by: Suzanne
Food and wine paring
fabulous wines, wonderful experience, great food & wine paring and even yummy vegetarian option. Such informed staff as well. Thank you.
Posted by: Louise de Waal
Great wine served by the lovely proprietor with the most knowledge and information of their craft. See you again soon.Thank you
Posted by: Borden M
Beautiful setting, delicious wines and friendly and attentive hosts :)
Posted by: Robyn Watt
Kuier by Creation
"Insanity: doing the same thing and expecting different results" I must definitely be insane, because after a whole day of wine tasting we had a different result! Thank you so much for a wonderful tasting experience! Wine & food pairing, excellent company and amazing ambiance! Life is just out of control - I am going crazy........
Posted by: Annals Kotze
Lives up to its award; a lovely wine tasting and canopy lunch!
Posted by: Joe williams
Lives up to its award; a lovely wine tasting and canopy lunch!
Posted by: Joe williams
Wine tasting with canapes
The place itself is spectacular, interior beautiful and very relaxing atmosphere. Service v good, food and wine a real delight. Do not have anything negative to say, I loved it!
Posted by: Jen
Nice location and wines.. but would suggest a few real meals get added to the menu like neighboring wine farms.
Posted by: Mike
Exploring wine and food
What a total delight to the senses. Creation is an inspiration to the exploration of our taste buds. Thank you for such wonderful wines
Posted by: Gianni, Sylvia,Lalita and arial from bientangs cavey
Fathers day lunch
Thank you for a wonderful Lunch. The springbok pie paired with the Shiraz was exceptional! Thank you
Posted by: Joe van Rooyen
Awesome fathers day lunch!!! Try the soup once you get here! (mushroom) Thanks Phillip for all the special treatment and recommendation of the food & wine!! See you soon! Good friend + good wine = GOOD TIMES @ Creations
Posted by: Prof Izak Beukes
Had great afternoon at Creation, fantastic knowledgeable service and good food and wine pairing.
Posted by: Michelle
This is the most superb estate I have ever had the honor of visiting. Everything is wonderful, the wine, views, food and all the people here, make it an unforgettable experience
Posted by: Graham haywood
Stunning vistas, and splendid wine.
Posted by: Carl-Heinz Conradie
Awesomeness!!!!!!! Baie dankie vir n wonder like dag.
Posted by: Nicolas en Denise Hough
Beautiful setting, and easily one of the best cool climate Syrahs in the country. Juicy cherry fruit with subtle white pepper and lifting freshness. Delicious.
Posted by: Harry haddon
If you only visit one winery in the Hemel en Arde valley (literally translated means Heaven in Earth and it is!), then make sure it is Creation. However, do not go for just a quick wine tasting, plan at least a couple of hours here. It is not the easiest winery to reach - probably taking around 15 - 20 minutes from the junction of the main Hermanus road (R44), some of it on gravel (good gravel for you non South Africans!). However, you could plan to visit a few wineries on the way up the valley. The building itself is very modern and has sliding glass doors that look out of the valley. There are lots of tables to sit at, comfortable settees, and you can see down into the cellar. The wine tasting is very informative and their wines are definitely up there near the top. My favourites are the Sauvignon Blanc and the Syrah/Grenache. However, the best experience is the food. You can either chose to do a food and wine pairing - this is also suitable for a large group and looked great fun. Or, as we did, have a cheese and meat platter. The quality of the food was top notch and we were told where all the food came from - very local! You can choose to have a glass or bottle of their wine with your lunch, all at cellar door prices. We finished with jandmade chocolates and coffee. Great winery to visit for an overall experience, with exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly staff. I guarantee that you will enjoy it and have lots of good memories from all the wonderful scenic pictures that you took!
Posted by: Lisa
Visit to Creation Wines
Posted by: Salome Geldenhuys