Creation’s Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently got out their passports and put on their globe-trotting shoes again – this time on a whirlwind tour of Belgium, Scandinavia, Estonia, the UK and the French Riviera. A fascinating variety of cultures, trends and flavours were the order of the day – all strung together by, yes, you’ve guessed it: the love of wine. To read an abridged journal of their adventures, click here.
Creation Tops Pinot Line-Up
Winemag.co.za in conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin recently released the first annual Pinot Noir Report. There were 52 entries from 33 producers and Creation is proud to have scored 93 points for its 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir. As producer of the best wine overall, the estate won a new barrel of their choice from Tonnellerie Saint Martin. Click here to read more and here to purchase our 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir.
Winemag.co.za recently published a fabulous recipe for Seared Tuna Steaks with Soy and Mirin to be paired with the 2015 Creation Reserve Pinot Noir. Click here for the recipe.
‘Hemelse Pinot Noir uit Zuid-Afrika’
Vinoniek is the name of a multimedia wine platform, and is the brainchild of Niek Beute. As a sommelier, he has worked at the top of his field, and his passion continues. Niek aspires to create a world of wine, where anyone who has a passion for the nectar of the gods can walk in. He recently visited Creation and to view what he had to say about the Creation Reserve Pinot Noir, click here.
Creation: A Gem
“Creation, on the higher slopes of the exquisite Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is one of the gems of the Western Cape winelands . . .“ To read what Jim Freeman has to say about Creation in the quarterly luxury magazine, Private Edition, click here and go to page 95.
10 Atkin Medals of Excellence for Creation
Creation Wines continues to reap the fruits of its endeavours as is clearly illustrated by Tim Atkin’s recently published 2017 South Africa Special Report. Tim, a British Master of Wine, a distinguished wine journalist and widely regarded as an expert on South African wines, has awarded no less than ten Creation wines 90 points and more.
The Tim Atkin report is now in its fifth edition and commenting on the wines he tasted, Tim recently said: “The South African wine scene has never been more exciting or more diverse . . . I sincerely hope that the reviews and scores in my forthcoming report, as well as the Medals of Excellence given to producers whose wines have scored more than 90 points, will ensure that more people are aware of the seismic changes in the Cape winelands.”
According to Creation Wines co-owner and marketing director, Carolyn Martin, the estate is justly proud of the ten Medals of Excellence achieved and also to be part of the ‘seismic changes’ referred to by Tim. “As an esteemed wine expert, we value his opinion and are thrilled with the scores!”
The ten Creation wines awarded Medals of Excellence are:
- Creation Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot 2015 – 91
- Creation Chardonnay 2015 – 91
- Creation Elation MCC Brut Nature 2014 – 91
- Creation Pinot Noir 2016 – 91
- Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2016 – 93
- Creation Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – 93
- Creation Reserve Merlot 2015 – 93
- Creation Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon 2016 – 91
- Creation The Art of Chardonnay 2016 – 94
- Creation The Art of Pinot Noir 2016 – 93
Pink October at Creation
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Creation team will once again participate with a special Pink October event held on Saturday 28 October. Professor Justus Apffelstaedt from the Multidisciplinary Breast Health Centre will be the guest speaker and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Tygerberg Hospital Breast Clinic Fund. Click here to read more.
In his comprehensive article about cool-climate wines in Bibendum Times, Joe Fattorini quotes Creation pairing guru Carolyn Martin: “Cool-climate wines tend to be fresher in line with the food we are enjoying the world over. Food trends are about lightness and freshness with intensity and balance. Cool-climate wines mirror this palate.” Click here and go to page 6 to read the complete article.
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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:
“What a beautiful Restaurant with very clever deco. Eco Friendly
We did the wine tasting with a very experienced and passionate waitress. Loved the flower arrangement, where they used baby vegetables in glass vases instead of flowers. Bird boxes to encourage the birds and a lovely view of the mountains. Wines are very good” – lucindaremane (TripAdvisor)
“Great pairing – we did story of creation. Great staff and attention to detail. And of course magnificent wines. Thank you!” – Kerry Edwards (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.
30 September 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.
5 October 18h30 – 22h30: Chef’s Table with Creation at Café del Sol, Bryanston, Sandton
Enjoy a sumptuous 5-course food and wine pairing dinner in the private dining room at Botanico in Bryanston – five delectable courses, eight amazing wines! Cost: R950-00 per person. You will have the opportunity to engage with Chef Jonathan Duiker, the Executive Chef of the Café del Sol group as well as the owner and winemaker from the estate! Please email Donna at email@example.com to book or for any queries.