When asked for his favourite Creation wine, Jorald Julie, Assistant Corporate Sommelier at the Constance Hotel group, picked the Creation Chardonnay, saying it is the perfect match for Mauritian seafood dishes.
With a hand-picked collection of more than 25,000 bottles, the wine cellar at Constance Prince Maurice in Mauritius is truly impressive. Thus the judges at the 2015 World’s Best Wine Lists found its wine list to be “full of classic European choices” backed by an “excellent selection from the New World, and particularly South Africa.”
Sommelier Jorald Julie was selected as Best Sommelier Mauritius in 2012 and was also chosen to represent Mauritius at the World’s Best Sommelier Competition in 2016. What’s more, Constance Prince Maurice recently won the title for Best Hotel Wine List Middle East and Africa for the second time.
Always fascinated by what makes a good sommelier tick, we asked the talented Jorald some pertinent questions.
Impeccable Curves in all the Right Places
Matthew Jukes, one of the UK’s most influential wine writers, recently commented on two Creation wines.
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.
Matt&Vinnett – Creation Chardonnay 2016
Jeg kom over denne lette og elegante chardonnayen fra Creation på en smaking nylig, både den og deres Pino Noir 2016 falt spesielt i god smak.
Creation ble startet i 2002 av ekteparet Jean-Claude og Carolyn Martin, i et område som tidligere ikke var plantet med vinranker. Men på fem år var markene og vinrankene klare og i dag har de 50 hektar og produserer 350 000 flasker i året i det høytliggende området Hemel-en-Arde i et fjernt hjørne av Walker Bay vinregionen, en og en halv time sør-øst for Cape Town i Sør-Afrika. Click here to read complete review.
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 email@example.com.
Delightful Don Gelato now on Creation Menu
Owned and run by an Italian family, The House of Don Gelato in Stanford uses authentic recipes and only fresh, natural ingredients sourced from local farms to create its famous gelato. Quality is evident in every delicious scoop. Winner of 2017 SA Dairy Championships Qualité Award. Ask your host about the exciting gelato flavours specially prepared for Creation.
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 starts 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.
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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:
“Amazing views . . . wonderful picture pretty . . . tasty food with wine pairing . . . A MUST visit and top wine and culinary adventure! Don’t miss out, you will refer all and everybody to Creation Wines once experienced yourself!” – Travelista6015 (TripAdvisor)
“The cheese and wine pairing is a must. This wine farm is beautiful and the perfect place to grab a delicious bite to eat while enjoying your wine. They offer numerous pairing options but the cheese pairing was our favourite.” – DeeVee89 (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.
25 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