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Bringing Home Creation

At Creation we love visitors and the increasing number of wine lovers finding their way to our little piece of paradise is rewarding indeed.

This often quoted statement by Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin only hints at the estate’s proud track record for hospitality and the great experience awaiting visitors to the scenic estate on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus. The past year again has seen Creation welcoming visitors from far and wide with feedback ranging from We just loved this young and vibrant, award-winning estate to We never felt rushed and noted how every patron was treated as royalty, children included.

“We thrive on the feedback from our visitors, whether the casual wine lover, the dedicated sommelier or that often feared species, the wine critic!” says Carolyn. Among the many top sommeliers who visited Creation during 2017 have been Luyolo (West) Ngcwabe, Zwai Gumede and Mo Therese. Here are a few of their comments.

Luyolo (West) Ngcwabe – The Cradle, Gauteng:
I find the intensity and complexity of these fresh, elegant, food wines remarkable. I have never experienced a brunch pairing at that level.

Zwai Gumede –  Formerly at The Chef’s Table, Durban now at The
Saxon, Gauteng:

Things don’t just happen at Creation they are thought about and that’s what makes the difference.

Mo Therese – Café 99 and Unity Bar, Durban:
The Kiss & Tell tasting is a brave, wonderful example of Creation’s innovation . . .

Click here for more sommelier comments.

Reviews from leading wine critics also went a long way to bringing the Creation message home. We take pleasure in bringing you just a few excerpts.

Jamie Goode – renowned UK author and wine columnist:
I’m impressed with Creation.

Neal Martin – highly regarded UK wine critic and author:
The 2015 The Art of Pinot Noir… It has a gutsy, quite intense bouquet with crushed strawberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit that blossoms in the glass.

Greg Sherwood – London-based South African Master of Wine:
[Creation] 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir is fantastically fragrant with lifted aromatics of spiced cherries, cranberries and pomegranate, laced with a granitic minerality. A really beautiful wine.

Matthew Jukes – one of the UK’s most influential wine writers:
2016 Creation Viognier: This unoaked beauty is a stunner with impeccable curves in all of the right places and not an ounce of unwanted flesh on the palate nor the merest pheromone out of place on the nose. 
2016 Creation Reserve Chardonnay:  . . . a flamboyant temptress which just about keeps both feet on the floor.

Giuseppe Lauria – editor-in-chief of the leading wine publication, WEINWISSER:
I’m happy to tell you that some of your wines are amongst the best I tasted in South Africa.

Looking at these comments there can be little doubt: with Creation you’re in good company! Last but not least a message from co-owners Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin.

We have been very fortunate this year to have hosted so many wonderful visitors. Excellence through innovation and continuous and incremental improvements are what we strive for each day and we value the feedback from our guests, our clients and our critics to achieve positive change. Our sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the tremendously positive impact on the Creation family and also the extended community.

Click here to order the award-winning Creation wines online.

Christmas Gammon with an exciting Difference

In search of bright menu ideas to impress your guests over the Festive Season? The ever inventive Creation Culinary Team comes to the rescue! Click here for the recipe of their scrumptious Gammon-Style Cured Pork Belly, Rice Gnocchi with Sunflower Seeds, Pan-Roasted Leeks and Radish, Fermented Apple. Serve it with the Creation Reserve Chardonnay 2016 and wait for the compliments!

Extended Hours for the Festive Season

Book early and enjoy our extended opening hours for the Festive Season. From 22 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 our hours will be as follows:

  • Brunch Pairing starts at 09h30 – finishes at 11h30
  • Food and Wine Pairings start 11h00 – last seating 17h00
  • Tasting Room opens 09h30 – closes 19h00

It is essential to arrive on time so that we can offer you the best possible experience.  Should you be delayed, kindly contact us as your table will be offered to guests on the waiting list after 30 mins.
Click here to read about all the options available for your visit. Booking essential, click here to book online.

Fifth Annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration

This prestigious event will be held on 26 and 27 January 2018. It will primarily be a seated fine wine showcase featuring Michael Fridjhon as master of ceremonies. Throughout the weekend scores of small, thematic and intimate events will be held around the Hemel-en-Aarde with highlights including tutored tastings by the likes of Burgundian wine producer, Jean Marie Fourrier, from famed Domaine Fourrier in Gevrey – Chambertin.  Click here to read more. For bookings and more event information, contact Tanja Fourie at tanja@hemelenaardewines.com.

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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:

“We had the most wonderful day at your establishment and would definitely recommend it and visit again. Pam, who looked after us was efficient, knowledgeable and delightful. She certainly helped us have such a good day.” –  Anne Page (Post tasting feedback)

“What a fantastic morning. We did the Brunch pairing and the food, wine and service was exceptional. Everything ran so smoothly – it was a great experience. This was our second pairing we have done there and it was brilliant” –Derick Jonker (Post-tasting feedback)

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.

Events Calendar

Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Golf Club

December 2017 – Every Saturday from 8h00 – 12h00 and every Wednesday from 17h00 – 21h00

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.

 

 

 

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