Although little known in South Africa, Viognier is a cultivar which is becoming increasingly popular and production has escalated over recent years. Creation was the first in the Hemel-en-Aarde to plant this grape, which is believed to be an ancient variety first brought to Central and Western Europe from Croatia in Roman times.
At Creation the Viognier grapes ripen and are harvested fairly early. Ripeness brings a distinctive aromatic character evident in the white peach and floral notes associated with the wine. Creation Viognier is unoaked to preserve the freshness and minerality.
Flavour Profile and Food Pairing
The Creation Viognier is a vivacious wine, abundantly fruity and forthcoming yet elegant and refined. During Carolyn Martin’s recent trip abroad she received many a compliment on the elegant style of the wine. Fragrant white peach aromas mingle with a subtle sprinkling of nutmeg which on the lively palate combines seamlessly with crisp minerality.
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The trick to pairing food with Viognier is to fully respect its delicate floral notes and medium acidity. Thus, as a general rule, focus on embellishing and expanding the wine’s core flavours while making sure that the pairing dishes are not too acidic or bold.
Herb and Viognier Pairing
- Coriander with Viognier creates an explosion of flavour on the palate which lingers on and on.
- Basil lends depth to the wine, resulting in a rounder, mellow taste sensation.
Creation and HQ Fine Wine Pairing
Creation recently collaborated with HQ Restaurant in Cape Town for a finely tuned wine and food pairing in the beautiful setting of Heritage Square, home to the oldest vine in South Africa. The attendance was great, with the restaurant filled to capacity and patrons enjoying the coming together of two great Cape Town brands under one roof!
Latest and Tastiest from our Culinary Team
To celebrate the release of the 2016 Creation Viognier, chef Jaco created a delightful pairing partner: Pear and Frangipane Tart with Coconut Custard and Viognier Jelly.
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Welcome to our Little Piece of Paradise
Situated some 18 kilometres 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 a few comments recently made by our visitors:
Absolutely Fantastic. Great wines, great food and fantastic service! Got to taste quite a few wines and Jo-Anne was super friendly and knowledgeable, she took excellent care of us. Everything about Creation still makes me smile when I think of the place, cannot recommend it enough! Looking forward to enjoy the bottles we bought here back at home. – Frederik W (TripAdvisor review)
3 course Lunch menu delightful. We started the visit with a vineyard tour overseen by a very knowledgeable guide who gave us all the history and information regarding the wine farm. This was followed by a fine lunch with great wine pairings. The wine farm is relatively new compared to other areas like Constantia, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch but gives you a different perspective of the newer wine areas in South Africa. The drive up the pass from Hermanus is very scenic and well worth the trip. – Stantheeman (TripAdvisor review)
Gorgeous view, lovely service and excellent vino. Thanks for the amazing visit. – Tinyiko Knoppe (Creation Visitors Book)
14 May, 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.
17 June 18h30: The Art of Wine and Food Pairing, The Eatery, Hermanus An exciting four course set menu paired with Creation’s award-winning wines. For more information contact email@example.com.
18 May 18h30 – late: Conversations, The Maslow Hotel, 146 Rivonia Road, Sandton We are delighted to invite you to the Other Foundation’s fourth Conversations JHB event for 2016. This time, it will be hosted by The Maslow in Sandton . Tickets at R170 are available here. Please also RSVP on Facebook to let others know that you will be there!
24 May, 18h30: Alpine Attitude Presents Creation Wines, Atterbury Rd, Menlo Park Come and enjoy the five course culinary experience created by Chef Chantelle perfectly paired with Creation’s award winning wines. Book your seat before 19 May by calling 012 348 6504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 May 18h00: Canapé Masterclass & Creation Wine Tasting, The Cookery, The Colony Centre, Craighall Join the GlamFoodie, Charmaine Ramalope, for a pleasurable evening of award-winning Creation wines paired with delectable canapés. R300 pp (includes wines, canapés & talk). Booking is essential – email email@example.com REF: creationGF. Visit http://www.thesecretjozichef.co.za for more details.
25 May, 18h00: Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els, Durban Hilton Hotel 12–14 Walnut Road, Durban Join Creation at the Big Easy, Durban for a Chef’s table five course meal created by Chef Janine. For more information please contact Eric Botha at 031 336 8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking essential as space is limited.