Family companies are the beating heart and soul of the wine business. Long may they continue. – Tim Atkin, Master of Wine and award-winning wine writer
Although Creation is a first-generation family business, it is backed by three winemaking generations, each with a deep-rooted love for their land and an intuitive understanding of the art of winemaking. “We have been immensely enriched by the knowledge and experience handed down by our parents and grandparents and their fortitude is a constant inspiration. That’s why we’re always looking for opportunities of innovation to take whatever we’re doing to the next level,” says Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin.
Creation. 5-Star Pinot at its Pinnacle
The good news is out. In the recently launched 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide only four Pinot Noir wines boast the prestigious five-star rating and the Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016 is among them! Commenting on the achievement Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin says: “We’re delighted with this significant accolade coming from what must be South Africa’s most influential wine guide. It certainly bolsters the estate’s proud track record for Pinot.”
Carolyn describes the wine as follows: “Shiny, deep pomegranate-seed red with a robust bouquet of rose petal, dark cherry, pimento and anise. The complex palate shows opulent layers of cherry and plum mingling with earthy flavours of mushroom and an elegant sprinkling of spice.”
Click here to order the award-winning Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016.
Meeting the Country’s Top Winemakers
The latest edition of South African Country Life features an article on Creation cellarmaster Jean-Claude Martin. Greg Landman writes: “[Creation] owners, Jean-Claude Martin and his wife Carolyn . . . set about with determination and hard work to make it what it is today – internationally renowned and awarded for the superb wines.” Click here to read the article.
Creation in Europe
Creation’s JC Martin recently returned from a trip to Europe where he hosted Wine and Dine events in Estonia, Hamburg, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Creation Shines at Dash
Last Thursday Creation co-hosted the first Chef’s Table in a series of four at the elegant Dash restaurant in the 5-star Queen Victoria Hotel, V&A Waterfront. Albert Bronkhorst, the new executive chef at Dash, created an exquisite six-course dinner – each dish beautifully paired with a Creation wine. Among those present were celebrities Les Aupiais and Chef Peter Goffe-Wood.
Media consultant Dieter Odendaal reports: “My favourite pairing was the Mushroom Port Soup served with the award-winning Creation Reserve Pinot Noir – the perfect match!” Creation will be co-hosting the next three Chef’s Table events at Dash.
Pink October #selflove
Every October Hemel-en-Aarde winery, Creation, dedicates a Saturday morning to cancer awareness. Every year Creation’s Carolyn Martin invites Professor Justus Apffelstaedt and his wife Annemie to address the audience. Every year the hope remains the same. That the listeners will go forth and spread the news. The news that there is hope. Click here to read Frieda’s complete blog post.
This week on Instagram
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 a few comments recently made by our visitors:
“Creation are well known and have won many awards for food and wine pairing. Be sure to make a booking, as the restaurant is very busy. We went for the 8 course pairing, but there is also a 3 course and other food on the menu for adults and children alike. Our host (cannot remember her name) was amazing, explaining all the flavours in the wine and the food and why they were paired together. Very educational and although on the higher end of the pricing scale, well worth the money. The view across the vineyards and mountains is spectacular and it would be hard to leave without purchasing some of their award winning wines.” – Ngwenyaglass (TripAdvisor)
“My wife had quail, I went for the 7 course wine taster. Simply wonderful pairings especially the Reserve Merlot with soup and Reserve Chardonnay with cheese and honey. Very good, friendly service in a beautiful setting. Great memories. ” – bco49 (TripAdvisor)
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.
18 November 8h00 – 12h00: 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.
30 November 9h30 for 10h00: MO’verberg at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde