Spotlight on Syrah
Having recently been awarded a position in the Top 100 Wines Challenge, the Creation Syrah represents one of the largest plantings on the Creation Estate which is situated on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in the Walker Bay district.
The blocks are planted on the highest slopes of the farm, facing west; with a north-south row direction, on 450-million-year-old heavy clay derived Bokkeveld series shale soils. Apart from the award-winning single cultivar Syrah, this wine is also central to our well-known Syrah, Grenache Rhône-style blend.
Syrah is one of South Africa’s most promising cultivars and one which is growing rapidly in popularity. Having represented 1% of plantings in the early 90s it now represents almost a 10th of all plantings in South Africa, and is the 7th most planted variety world-wide.
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Highlights and Happenings on the Creation Calendar
Ranging from fun functions and sensational shows on the Creation Estate to maintaining a strong presence at prestigious wine events, we love to see you there! Here are some of the latest attractions.
Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair – Cape Town, 8 May
Taste over 100 of South Africa’s premier wines alongside 50 top malt whiskies at the 5 star African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town. Click here to read more.
Visit us on Tour with Sediment and KykNET TV – Stellenbosch, 9 May
Creation has set out on a whirlwind trip with the popular KykNET TV programme, Sediment, which started in Pretoria and moved on to Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein and now Stellenbosch. Enjoy a new look at South African wine with music by local musos such as Beeskraal and Jakkie Louw. Click here to read more.
Indaba – Durban, 9 – 11 May
If you’re in Durban between 9 and 11 May, don’t miss the biggest travel and tourism trade show on the African continent! Creation will be showcasing our wines at Stand No 9 – do pop in, we’d love to meet you. Click here for more info.
Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival – Sandton, 12 and 13 May
Johannesburg’s longest running premier annual wine event celebrates its 25th year at the Inanda Club, Sandton where festival goers will have the chance to meet the Cape’s top winemakers and taste exciting new and older vintages. Click here for more info.
Wine Concepts Burgundy Lovers Festival – Cape Town, 15 May
Join Creation at this prestigious event in the Vineyard Hotel and Spa where you can look forward to tasting a great selection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir! Click here for more info.
The Creation, Curry & Chuckles Show with Mark Palmer – 17 May
Top South African stand-up comedian, Mark Palmer, is back by popular demand – for one night only. 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.