Hearty greetings and the finest of festive wishes from our beautiful world on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge to yours, wherever you are. May your celebrations sparkle with joy and wonder, friendship and love.
And may 2017 dawn with bright opportunities, bringing daybreaks dazzling with promise and sunsets beaming with the contentment of a day well spent. May every night light up with a multitude of stars, lifting your spirit, revitalising your soul and making you glad that you are part of this most amazing universe!
Creation exists for the love of wine. Working and earning a living in our little piece of paradise is a privilege and it is just such a pleasure to share the fruits of our labour with fellow wine lovers. In the process we are able to create opportunities for the members of our team and also for the recipients of the charities we support. By making a contribution to the South African wine industry we add in our small way to the economic growth of the country. Last but not least we play a role in nature conservation through a number of sustainability projects we’ve implemented since our inception. Thus we make our own unique contribution to the joy of living and ultimately … to the universe!
With the Festive Season around the corner we’re pleased to announce that our Tapas Sunset Menu will be served from 16 December 2016 until 6 January 2017 and that we will be open until 19h00 during this period.
Please note that Creation reserves the right to change the tapas menu through the course of the season. When making a booking please stipulate dietary requirements in advance. Click here to make a reservation.
Please note: We will close at 16h00 (4 pm) on 24 December and will be closed on 25 December. We will also close at 16h00 (4 pm) on 31 December and will be closed on 1 January 2017.
Say it with Creation Wine!
When it comes to gifts, personal or corporate, Creation’s distinctive, terroir-reflective wines are an excellent choice. We offer an attractive variety of labelling and packaging options. How about selecting a beautifully packaged wine of your choice in a customized gift sleeve with a perfectly paired chocolate bar? Or, choose a selection of three Creation wines packaged in an elegant craft box with a personalised greeting tag. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Creation Host BLACC
Last week we reported on the visit of members of the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) to Creation. Founded in September this year, BLACC is described as a communication engine and networking platform for like-minded black African sommeliers and wine stewards throughout Africa. Click here to read the blog and to view some video footage of the event.
Patson Mathonsi on Creation Sumac Grenache
It is a pleasure to welcome sommelier Patson Mathonsi of Riedel, Reciprocal to our team. He will be joining the Gauteng team as a Creation ambassador and we’re looking forward to working with him. Click here to view Patson discussing the Creation Sumac Grenache.
Giving back to the Community
A big thanks once again to those supporting the Hemel-en-Aarde Community Project. Regarding the purchase of a school bus for transporting the children, here is some feedback from Elizabeth Naude, Pebbles’ project manager: “So far we have raised R207 000 towards the bus. With Ford’s generous discount, we still need R363 000.
There is a sms donation line, just sms the word PEBBLES to 42646 to donate R30 towards the bus fund. Thank you for your interest in the project!” For further information please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com.
On Saturday, 10 December Pebbles welcomed 80 children and about 100 parents to Bergplaas for a Christmas Party. Each child received a gift sponsored by Protea Hotels and Creation Wines. Members of the Creation team also made 14 Santa gift boxes while KFC was the generous donor of a kiddies meal for each child. This event was used to not only welcome our enrolled students and their parents to the Pebbles family, but also show the centre to the parents. Currently there are 25 ECD and 52 ASC enrolments for 2017 and the Pebbles staff look forward to opening our doors on the 11th of January.
The 4th International Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration
27 & 28 January 2017: The Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration is a two-day event, famous around the world as a magnet for lovers of Pinot Noir and local South African cuisine. During the weekend renowned winemakers, famous chefs and wine lovers will gather in the Hemel-en-Aarde outside Hermanus – exploring Pinot Noir and celebrating the exceptional wine, food and people of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region.
For details and to book, click here.
Kiss and Tell with Creation at 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration
10h00 Saturday 28 January at the Creation Tasting Room: As part of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, Creation will be hosting an intriguing tasting of a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside our own. The tasting will be conducted by guest sommelier Jörg Pfützner and Jean-Claude Martin and promises to surprise and delight the senses. This will be followed by a scrumptious brunch pairing, showcasing the talents of the Creation Culinary Team.
Welcome to our Little Piece of Paradise
Situated some 18 km from the coastal resort of Hermanus, Creation is more than a wine farm; it is a glorious destination where a warm welcome awaits young and old. Click here to make a reservation. Here are some comments recently made by our visitors:
One of the best restaurants paired with excellent wines I discovered so far in this region. Food and wine – there – a match made in heaven. Go and enjoy!
– Thomas G (TripAdvisor review)
Now we know why everyone wants to go to Creation vineyard when doing the wine tasting tour. If you have time to visit one vineyard around Hermanus, visit Creation. It is very picturesque there. We sat outside at one point because the restaurant was very busy. Drank Shiraz and a lovely Rosé and ate a cheese platter. The wine was the best we had on the wine tour and the service was so lovely.
– Alstergirl (TripAdvisor review)
17 December 9h00 – 13h00: Creation at the Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club A small market with a lot of soul where good friends meet hug and eat … You can look forward to an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisan breads, probiotic yoghurts, handmade cheeses, home-smoked fish, happy hen eggs, wheat-free bakes and local wines. For more information click here.
21 December 17h00 – 21h00: Creation at the Hermanus Country Night Market, Hermanus Cricket Club Summer is here! Look forward to this bustling night market only taking place during the summer season. The market will feature live music, local wines, ciders and craft beers, as well as a great selection of food.
28 January 10h00: Kiss and Tell with Creation at 2017 Pinot Noir Celebration As part of the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, Creation will be hosting an intriguing tasting of a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside our own. The tasting will be conducted by guest sommelier Jörg Pfützner and Jean-Claude Martin and will be followed by a scrumptious brunch pairing, showcasing the talents of the Creation Culinary Team.