No less than four Creation red wines were recently selected for the prestigious SA Top 100 Wine Challenge: the Creation Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot 2012, the Creation Syrah, Grenache 2013, the Creation Syrah 2013 and the Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2013.
Commenting on this success, marketing director Carolyn Martin said:”Continuous innovation starting with our cultivar selection through to the work we do in the vineyards and the cellar means that we are on a mission to improve all the time. It’s rewarding to have such good feedback from an accomplished panel of judges.”
Twenty minutes after the news about Creation’s achievement appeared in our previous newsletter, we had a phone call from Urs Gamma of the famous Restaurant Gathemann in Windhoek, requesting a dessert match for the award-winning Creation Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot 2012. Creation’s chef Eleanor Niehaus takes pleasure in sharing the recipe for her gorgeous Chocolate Torte.
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Spotlight on Petit Verdot
Perhaps the least known of the cultivars that have found a home at Creation on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is Petit Verdot, traditionally one of the six cultivars allowed in the superior red wines of Bordeaux. The name, roughly translated, means ‘the little green one’ – a reference no doubt to the small berries and late ripening that characterise this vine.
Petit Verdot predates the more recognisable Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux; it was mentioned as far back as the 16th century, however the exact origins are unknown. While one of the parents is suspected to be the Balisca vine brought from the East by either the Greeks or Romans, it has also been suggested that Petit Verdot is a mutation attributable to the comparatively sunnier climate of South Western France where it is used in many wines today.
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Creation: Hosting the World
From our award-winning wines with scrumptious food to match to the spectacular views from our famous terrace – a visit to Creation is always memorable. Add to this the warm welcome awaiting in our Tasting Room and it’s small wonder that our guestbook abounds with favourable comments from visitors flocking from all over the world to discover our little piece of paradise! This past weekend was no exception and we take pride in sharing just a few of the remarks:
- 5* for the service, 5* for the wine, 5* for the food. – Austrian Embassy Pretoria
- Heaven on Earth – Chris, Switzerland
- Drank en kos uiters goed, wynproe uitstekend en mooiste uitsig. – Du Preez, Onrus Hermanus
- Exceptional service, the best white wine in the world by far. Outstanding people attending to the wine tasting. – Leonardo and Maria, Venezuela
- So glad we were recommended to come to Creation. Truly wonderful lunch, great wine, great staff, and unsurpassed view. Thank you. – Andy and Lee-Ann, Zimbabwe
With entries from as far afield as Switzerland and Venezuela, it’s obvious that word of the Creation experience has spread. Many thanks to all our guests for your support – and if you haven’t been, visit us soon for an unforgettable experience!
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Visit us on Tour with Sediment and KykNET TV
Creation Wines has set out on a road trip with the popular KykNET TV programme, Sediment, which started in Pretoria and now moves on to Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein and Stellenbosch. This whirlwind trip through South Africa will give guests a new look at South African wine, with music by local musos such as Beeskraal and Jakkie Louw. Sediment surely gives a new spin on wine!
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Book Now for the Creation, Curry & Chuckles Show with Mark Palmer on 17 May
Yes! Top South African stand-up comedian, Mark Palmer, is back by popular demand – for one night only. Having built a very successful career in South Africa, this talented Cape Town boy left for the UK in 2012 to pursue a career in comedy in one of the world’s longest running comedy circuits. He was recently invited to be part of The Comedy Club, UK’s Festival of Comedy, where he was described as the very best up and coming talent of UK comedy.
And now you can catch him onstage at Creation on 17 May 2015 for the Creation, Curry & Chuckles Show where his irresistible wit will be spiced up by the delectable curry created by our gifted chef and enhanced by our award-winning wines. Tickets are limited – click here to book.
About Mark Palmer:
The very best up and coming talent of UK comedy! – Comedy Club UK
Mark Palmer is one of a rare breed of comedians: he can make you laugh without having to pepper his routine with expletives or venture too far below the belt. He’s great at slice-of-life comedy, and deftly gives a wide range of subjects a sharp nudge in the ribs!” – The Cape Times
First rate comedic therapy – The Writing Studio
Comedy times two! – The Argus