Food and wine form as much a natural partnership in the kitchen as they do on the table. The rule is a wine that is not good enough for drinking will never be good enough for cooking.
When pairing food and wine at the table it is essential to use a wine that is similar in taste, flavour, texture and character as the wine in the dish. These features will after all influence the style of the dish and therefore the pairing experience at the table. There are classic recipes or regional dishes requiring specific wines or wines of a certain style to create a particular effect.
Ken Kinsey-Quick visits Hemel-en-Aarde
The Creation team was pleased to host Cape Wine Auction Trust trustee, Ken Kinsey-Quick and Grant Back at lunch before they visited the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project by helicopter. The preschoolers had a chance to play in the biggest toy ever! Thank you Pebbles Project for Changing Lives. To get onboard email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Epic Winner at Creation
We were delighted to welcome Karl Platt, winner of the 2016 Cape Epic, to Creation last week. Click here to watch a short video of his visit. We wish Karl strong legs for the coming race and look forward to seeing the riders pass Creation Wines during the 2017 Cape Epic.
Yes, it’s Klink season again and at Creation we’re delighted to be a nominee in the category that we love best: Wine and Food Pairing. As proud recipients of three Klink awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing we look forward to competing in the same category – now named ‘Great Pairings’ – once more.
Creation is a pioneer in the field of Wine and Food Pairing, offering no less than eight pairing options. Among these are the famous Tapas Pairing, the intriguing Secret Pairing, the scrumptious Brunch Pairing and the popular Kids Surprise Pairing. The latest innovations are Wine and Herb as well as Wine and Flower Pairings while a brand-new Vegan repertoire is being developed. In short: when it comes to Wine and Food Pairing, there’s always something new and unique in the pipeline!
Wine Tourism South Africa’s Klink Awards plays a proactive role in promoting one of South Africa’s fastest growing sectors – the local wine tourism industry. Unlike other local wine awards, it is consumer-driven, interacting with wine lovers to solicit their feedback via votes and social media indicators regarding their favourite experiences.
So, let your own experience be the deciding factor … Do you feel Creation deserves to be Klink’s ‘Great Pairings’ Champion? Then please go to winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/sliceofsa/, click on ‘Great Pairings’ and cast your vote – which is very important to us!
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:
I’ve done a few of these winery food and wine pairing but never as good as at Creation. The quality of each course blew me away and the wines were perfectly matched. Simply delicious. Great service, beautiful location and lovely people. A must do!
– FamilyE46 (TripAdvisor review)
The wines are fantastic. Well balanced. Especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The best of all is the food from the restaurant is exceptional even for real foodies. The food is always paired to the wine rather than the other way around.
– KKQ66 (TripAdvisor review)
Although many of the wineries in the Cape Winelands provide beautiful & stylish environs to sample their delicious wines & gourmet food to accompany them – & we have visited many – Creation is our “Creme a la Creme”. We visited on Valentine’s day, & although the tasting room/restaurant was full, we received a warm welcome to our pre-booked table & attentive service throughout. We were guided through our tasting by the knowledgeable & charming Daniella. And then we were treated to a sumptuous, exquisitely presented 3 course meal, paired with appropriate wines. We also were delighted to have an opportunity of a brief chat with Carolyn, the brilliant proprietress supervising her ultra-successful venture. And congratulations to both her & husband, JC, the Swiss cellarmaster, for their fantastic achievement in creating the whole venture from scratch. Awesome!
– John C (TripAdvisor review)
Creation Harvest Delight
The Creation Culinary Team’s gorgeous Quince, Pistachio and Saffron Bread and Butter Pudding which is served with Honey and Basil Whipped Cream enjoyed by our cellar team – harvest fare at its finest! Thank you Stephanie for the quinces and Goozi Hermanus for the Le Crueset, pistachio and saffron. Please click here for the recipe.
Creation on WhatsApp
Great news for Creation lovers: we are now available on WhatsApp! For all bookings, other enquiries and wine orders, feel free to contact us on 082 921 6435 if this is your preferred method of communication.
25 February 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.
25 February 15h00 – 19h00: Constantia Fresh, Buitenverwachting Wine Farm Over the past eight 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 and to purchase tickets click here.