When Creation Wines was established in 2002, it meant a brand-new beginning for Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin who decided to exchange the winelands of Switzerland for those of South Africa. It also meant the planting of vines in virgin land where there had only been sheep pastures before, and building a cellar and tasting facilities from scratch. Perhaps it’s not surprising that innovation has since been the order of the day on this beautiful estate.
According to Carolyn 2016 has once again brought many exciting challenges and opportunities. “A main focus was strengthening our foothold in international markets – especially the UK, Canada, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium – and our efforts have proved to be well worthwhile,” says an enthusiastic Carolyn.
“We would like to wish our clients a wonderful, relaxed Festive Season with their family and friends. Thank you, not only for the wonderful support but also for your valuable feedback and input. Gaining insight into your worlds inspires us to harness the incredible gifts Mother Nature has bestowed upon ours! While reaching out to international markets will remain a focus in 2017, we will ensure that our local offering remains top class,” Carolyn concludes.
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.
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.
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.
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.