In this popular series we feature selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world. Each chooses his or her favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Mike Buthelezi from the eclectic yet elegant Signature in Sandton.
First a few words of praise for the Creation Merlot which I chose for this exercise. It has great structure and pronounced tannins yet is delightfully smooth. Its earthy notes combine with whiffs of spice, plum and blackberry and there is an intriguing touch of tobacco in the background. The finish is seductively soft with beautiful length.
Click here to read the complete blog and here to read more about the wine and buy it online.
Chic Creation Lifestyle Series
We look forward to introducing our brand-new ‘Creation Lifestyle’ series on Instagram. The wide and varied topics will range from tips to set a beautiful festive table to professional advice on how to polish and look after your Riedel glasses and much more! Click here to follow us on Instagram.
Creation in the News
Creation Wines have received praise in the latest issue of Enterprise Africa. This publication is written and produced by a team of journalists with a collective experience of more than 30 years in business to business journalism. The article, ‘SA Wine Continues to Rank Among the Best’ features Creation’s Syrah 2013. The review is great calling the wine “one of our favourites – truly first class”. To read the complete article on page 8 in the online issue click here.
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:
As always wonderful time with super wines, food and friends. The best service from Monique, Daniela. Artwell thank you for coming to say Hi… Love you guys.
– AnitaBotha (TripAdvisor review)
A fine experience. We selected the Tapas with wine pairing. Good food, wine and service in a beautiful setting. Certainly recommend to share with family or friends.
– LouisKid (TripAdvisor review)
We had the 8-course tapas meal with excellent wine pairing. Such an enjoyable setting. The staff were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and enthusiastic about their food and wines. Will definitely visit again. Beautiful area.
– Rennette_Fur (TripAdvisor review)
Had a great time visiting the estate. The staff were all super-efficient and friendly. The wines were great. We didn’t stay for lunch but a wine pairing is definitely on our bucket list!
– Ryk J (TripAdvisor review)
16 July, 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.
6 – 8 August from 11h00: Hermanus Wine and Food Festival, Curro School Hermanus Every year in August, the wine region of Hermanus and Walker Bay celebrates its many diverse wines, wineries and winemakers by staging the annual Hermanus Wine and Food Festival. Each year the event grows bigger and better – lately attracting at least 5 000 people over the weekend. Entry to the venue is R50 per person and to enter the Wine Arena R100 per person, allowing you to sample as many wines as you desire. Children have their own designated play area. For more information visit www.hermanuswineandfood.co.za and for bookings visit online.computicket.com/web/.
27 July 16h30 – 19h30: Eastern Cape Vinimark Trade Show, Simola Golf & Country Estate, Knysna The first in a series of Vinimark and Wineworx wine shows. Creation will be exhibiting at all these shows. More information to follow soon.
27 July 17h00 – 21h00: Annual Red Wine Review, The Table Bay Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Caroline’s Red Wine Review is one of the most important annual events on the South African wine calendar, and dates back to 1988. It showcases some 60 wineries that have consistently achieved the highest accolades in all top competitive platforms. Each of the selected wineries is invited to show just one wine for tasting by the public. This must be their flagship wine, and it will be shown by the winemaker personally. Tickets at R200 are available exclusively at Computicket. Numbers strictly limited to 400 guests. Bookings open 1 July 2016.
19 July 18h00 – 23h00: Conversations at Upstairs, 103 Bree Street, Cape Town We are delighted to invite you to the Other Foundation’s sixth Conversations event which this time is hosted by Upstairs by Spasie! Upstairs, located on the 2nd floor of 103 Bree Street, is an interactive art gallery and private event space with an ethos that is unconventional, collaborative, collective and colourful. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of award-winning Creation wine.