At the moment the talk of the town is Chardonnay. And that includes the launch of Creation’s first (2016) Reserve Chardonnay, the upcoming Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration and also the recent De Wetshof Chardonnay Celebration.
At the latter event the US wine writer and novelist Jay McInerney had the following to say: “… Chardonnay comes in a huge variety of styles ranging from lean and stony to opulent and tropical; metaphorically speaking it runs the gamut from Marilyn Monroe to Twiggy, from anorexic to sumo wrestler, from raw oysters to poached lobster, from Zen to Baroque, from Botero to Modigliani.”
This reminds one of the variety of Chardonnays produced under the Creation label. With the release of the Creation Reserve Chardonnay the estate now offers three, the others being the Creation Chardonnay and the Art of Creation Chardonnay. While they all elegantly reflect our cooler climate, there are exciting differences in personality.
The Latest and Tastiest from our Culinary Team
To celebrate all things Chardonnay this week, the Creation Culinary Team came up with two gorgeous pairings: Smoked Kingklip with Red Pepper & Tomato Purée, Rice Gnocchi, Baby Marrow, roasted Fennel Bulb, dried Cauliflower & Kale with dried Mussel Soil and Mussel Beurre Blanc and a Sour Cream and Goat’s Milk Cheese Mousse Salad.
Chef Jaco Grove’s kingklip recipe also features in the latest edition of Versnit, a popular food, wine and travel supplement to Die Burger. The article focuses on the upcoming Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay Celebration. Click here to read the complete article.
Sunset Menu Times
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.
Nice Visits Creation
We look forward to reporting back on this great event featuring the talents of Chef Kevin Grobler, Head Chef at Jan Restaurant in Nice, and the Creation Culinary Team.
We will be broadcasting this event on our Facebook page on the evening from 18h30. Please join us online by following #NiceCreation.
big thanks once again to those supporting the Hemel-en-Aarde Community Project. We were lucky enough to get a sponsorship from Ford Hermanus to fund a bus for transporting the children. Our aim is to raise R600 000 and now the sum of only R170 000 remains to be raised! Should you want to make a donation towards changing these children’s lives, please contact Elizabeth from the Pebbles Project.
Classic Chardonnay Celebration in Hermanus
The Hemel-en-Aarde has become famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. And now the producers of this unique wine area have decided to share their beautiful Chardonnay with wine lovers at a dedicated Chardonnay festival. The Classic Chardonnay Celebration takes place at the Thatch House on Saturday, 19 November and will focus on the exceptional quality and distinctiveness of the Hemel-en-Aarde’s cool-climate Chardonnays. The Creation team looks forward to participating in this exciting event. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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:
Creation is at the top end of the Hemel en Aarde (Heaven on Earth) valley. The final access road is a dirt track that is quite steep so be prepared. It is well worth it however, as Creation have a fine selection of wines to taste. Our favourites were the pinot noir and sauvignon blanc varieties. The restaurant is beautifully presented with a good range of tasting options as well as a full menu. Service was very attentive.
– Alan C (TripAdvisor review)
We went for the tapas pairing option and where blown away. The quality of the dishes was amazing (room for improvement was limited to a few rice noodles that were not done and the lamb that was more than done). The portions are not typical wine pairing portions, we rather had an eight course fine dining lunch. The eight wines that came along with them complemented the individual dishes perfectly (and vice versa). The staff was attentive and our lovely sommelière was very knowledgeable.
– Flaviopaladino (TripAdvisor review)
We had the pairing tapas menu which was wonderful. The knowledge and expertise of the staff is exceptional, the setting of the winery is stunning and I’m delighted that they have just put 3 wines into a local restaurant near my home so I can have a little piece of creation at home. A real treat.
– MarieRutter (TripAdvisor review)
19 November 9h00 – 13h00: 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.
19 November from 16h00: Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration, The Thatch House, Hermanus Imagine manicured green lawns, crystal blue waters, a delightful string quartet and world-class Chardonnay … The Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration takes place for the first time this year, focusing on the exceptional quality and distinctiveness of this area’s cool-climate Chardonnay. While the spotlight will be on Chardonnay, other wines produced by the 13 winegrowers from the Hemel-en-Aarde will also be showcased. To purchase tickets click here.
25 November 18h00: The Great Winemaker’s Dinner, Gathemann House, Windhoek