The South African wine industry represents one of the major attractions for visitors to the Cape and in recent years there has been a growing trend among tourists, both local and international, to consider environmental issues when selecting a destination.
In the Cape Winelands there are several accreditations indicating a winery’s commitment to its natural surroundings and the presence of checks and balances to ensure minimal impact and responsible practices. As a member of the Biodiversity in Wine Initiative (BWI) and accredited by the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) scheme, Creation’s commitment to the environment and respect for the land which is home to its vineyards is expressed on every bottle with its seal carrying the motto ‘Integrity and Sustainability’.
Our Estate is furthermore one of only nine farms in South Africa to have been awarded EnviroWines certification while we’re also proud of our association with the Landmark Foundation and the fact that we are officially predator friendly. These efforts to minimise our impact on the incredible biodiversity of our surrounds extends to the cellar itself which melds into the hill above the dam, the earth insulating one side of the building.
Creation is also SIZA registered. While the Sustainable Initiative of South Africa programme was introduced as a pro-active response by the South African fruit industry to promote sound and ongoing improvement of ethical labour practices, it is applicable and open to all agricultural industries in South Africa. The holistic programme identifies problems that may exist and responds with appropriate support and interventions.
Situated on the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Creation extends a hearty welcome, whatever the season. And the real beauty is that as our guests are greeted by the abundance of indigenous fynbos in our gardens, they can rest assured that our winery subscribes to the highest ethical standards.