For the next couple of weeks we’ll be featuring a number of selected sommeliers from restaurants around the world. Each will choose their favourite Creation wine, tell us why they prefer it and recommend a matching dish. This week we welcome the talented Spencer Fondaumiere from Cape Town’s Italian-inspired Burrata in Woodstock.

Spencer says:

An outstanding feature of Burrata is the attention to detail. This is evident in the pizza oven which was hand-built by a third-generation family-owned business in Naples, but also in the handpicked wines on our wine list.

The Creation Sauvignon Blanc is a textbook cool climate wine with crisp acidity and lots of freshness. It has an abundance of tropical fruit aromas (with the granadilla most prominent) and a lingering finish with a slightly grassy aftertaste. The wine is ideally served at 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in a tall,  narrow-rimmed cold cut crystal glass such as the Riedel Sauvignon Blanc glass to get the most of the aromas. To read further, click here.

Karen Tran at Creation

We recently had the honour of hosting world-renowned florist, Karen Tran, at Creation. Karen not only enjoyed The Art of Creation Chardonnay and the Tapas Wine Pairing but also the beautiful Madiba proteas that were in full bloom during her visit. Click here to view the clip featured on SABC3 Top Billing.

A Taste of Harvest

In the happy spirit of harvest, the culinary team at Creation are presently offering a few special dishes with fermenting must or wine as an ingredient. Among them are the irresistible Sauvignon Blanc ‘Mosbrood’ (Grape Must Bread) and the equally seductive Pork Rillette with Pinot Noir Jelly. Click here for the recipes.

Highlights and Happenings on the Creation Calendar

From fun functions and sensational shows on the Creation Estate to maintaining a strong presence at prestigious wine events, we love to see you there! Here are some of the latest attractions.

27 February, 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.

27 February, 15h00 – 19h00: Constantia Fresh, Buitenverwachting Wine Farm Over the past 7 years Constantia Fresh has become one of the most prestigious outdoor wine events in South Africa. The festival offers a refreshing change to the many wine events held in crowded halls and is tailor-made to ensure that guests not only enjoy the day, but that each leaves feeling invigorated and filled with a lust for life. For more information please click here.

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