Chef Rudolph van der Berg of the iconic Burgundy restaurant in Hermanus has prepared a delicious and healthy accompaniment for the WhalePOD Spyhopping Rosé 2014 – his tasty Athlete’s Wrap.

The WhalePOD Rosé tempts with a gorgeous array of berry aromas interwoven with a gentle whiff of rose petal. The palate is lively and refreshing with mouth-filling raspberry flavours and a hint of pomegranate leading to a tangy, savoury aftertaste. According to cellarmaster Jean-Claude Martin the wine drinks beautifully now but will last for at least another two years. It is stylish yet unpretentious with lots of charm and great food pairing potential! Click here to order now.

Wonderfully light and fresh, the Athlete’s Wrap is for all the adventure junkies that flock to Hermanus for the challenging mountain-bike trails, marathons and hikes through the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This perfect summery wrap is bursting with fresh berry flavours and full of energy – from bananas to peanut butter. Honey, oat bran and walnuts contribute texture and sweetness. Add to this the fresh crunch of fine beans and sugar snaps and you have a treat to remember. Ideal with the WhalePOD Rosé with its summer berry notes and savouriness.

Click here for the recipe and try this delicious combination for an al fresco lunch after an invigorating morning cycling. Also the perfect picnic fare to round off a morning spent at one of Hermanus’ pristine beaches with the whales frolicking just offshore. Simply complement with a chilled bottle of WhalePOD Rosé 2014 and you have a feast!

Creation Cares

At Creation we actively participate in social awareness programmes throughout the year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in recognition of this we will be hosting a special Ladies’ Pink Tasting on 18 October from 10h30 to 12h00. Professor Justus Apffelstaedt from the Multidisciplinary Breast Health Centre will be the guest speaker. For more information and to book, click here.

Creation is also participating in the Pink Trees for Pauline campaign, so during the month of October our trees will all proudly be wrapped in pink!

What’s more, in observance of National Bandana Day, our wine ambassadors in the Tasting Room will all be wearing a colourful bandana on Sunday 12 October. In supporting this worthwhile campaign we hope to make a difference in the lives of leukaemia sufferers.

The History of Hermanus – “Riviera of the South”

The history of Hermanus dates back to its first regular visitor for whom it is named – Hermanus Pieters. Pieters, a Dutch school teacher, arrived in the Cape in 1815 as a result of efforts to boost the number of schools teaching Afrikaans as a first language. He lived and taught on a farm near Caledon, Boontjieskraal, where the school building can still be found. Although based near Caledon, Pieters no doubt travelled to various surrounding settlements to teach, and he was well known on the farms Karwyderskraal, Afdak and Hemel-en-Aarde. In summer he would often bring his flock of sheep to a spring in the area to graze, and it became known as “Hermanus Pieters se Fonteyn”. Click here to read more.

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