At Creation we are proud of our ‘Estate’ status, a term referring to the fact that the wines under the Creation label are grown and made on the farm. Right from the start it has been our intention to harness the full potential of our land in order to create site-specific wines reflecting our unique terroir. It is indeed this ‘sense of place’ that makes our wines so distinctive.
Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, our viticulturist and winemaker, is renowned for his philosophy of ‘enhancing the beauty of nature’. This beauty of course includes the blessing of our remarkable 450-million-year-old clay loam soils with decomposed Bokkeveld shale. But it includes much more … and this brings us to the exciting subject of viticultural geology.
Hannah Lewry, food editor of the Woolworths TASTE magazine, is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Click here for a delightful five-spiced duck pancake recipe to match the Creation Pinot Noir!
A Treat from the Creation Culinary Team
Here in the Hemel-en-Aarde the days are gradually getting cooler, inspiring our Culinary Team to create heart-warming dishes such as the Smoked Lamb Cutlets with Celery Mash, Sundried Tomato and Black Cherry Ragout, Black Cherry Jus and Thyme. Paired with the Creation Syrah, Grenache this is sheer, unadulterated pleasure! Click here for the recipe.
This year’s Hermanus FynArts takes place from 9 to 18 June and promises to be a feast of exhibitions, presentations, performances, workshops, films and of course food and wine. According to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin the Creation team looks forward to partaking in this annual event, offering not only an art exhibition but also a magnificent spread of food and wine.
“Fine winemaking is of course an art in itself and as dedicated supporters of the arts, we are proud to participate in this joyous festival again,” says Carolyn.
Hermanus FynArts is hosted in assorted venues in and around the coastal town of Hermanus – one of them being Creation Wines where the estate will be exhibiting a truly exciting installation of sculptures by the acclaimed artist Willie Botha. Click here to read more about Willie and his work.
A highlight of Creation’s participation will be a three-course dinner specially prepared by the Creation Culinary Team to harmonize with three of Creation’s award-winning wines. There will be music to match and this rare celebration of food, wine and music titled Food as Art will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 18h30 at the Creation Wines Tasting Room. Tickets are available at R550 per person and bookings can be made by contacting Claudine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Hermanus FynArts click here.
Europe, UK and USA here we come!
May 2017 will see Creation’s JC and Carolyn Martin visiting selected venues in Europe, the UK and USA. Carolyn looks forward to hosting private client and sommelier tastings in Denmark and the UK. Among the events in Scotland will be a tasting at House of Turin and a private dinner at Champany Inn, Edinburgh.
JC will be joining her for the UK tastings and then set off on trade visits to Switzerland, Germany and the USA. More information on their whereabouts, the exact dates and venues will follow in the coming weeks.
Creation – First Class on British Airways
CREATION PINOT NOIR 2016, WALKER BAY, SOUTH AFRICA
Owners Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin are the inspiration behind the perfectly named Creation winery in the Pinot Noir hotspot of South Africa – the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven on Earth) close to Hermanus on the Cape. Harvest took place in late February 2016 with the wine being made in a Burgundian manner with traditional skin fermentation before twelve months maturation in French oak barrels with 25% new oak. This is a beautifully poised Pinot Noir with floral and red fruit aromas leading into a palate of sour cherry and cranberry fruit with lovely balance and purity. It makes a fine match with meaty fish, poultry and game.
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:
Wonderfully located wine farm in the Hemel-en-Aarde where the wines are something special due to the sea breeze and temperatures. We popped in late on Sunday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed our chocolate and wine pairing … Next time lunch!
– Joanne Dickson (TripAdvisor review)
The wine from this region is something special because of the valley, sea breeze and temperature. Creation does a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and the estate is highly recommended …
– Michelle a (TripAdvisor review)
I love Creation Sauvignon Blanc the tapas platters are interesting and service is good. Atmosphere is modern and relaxed with open fire on cold days.
– Mick2014 (TripAdvisor review)
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.
22 April 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.
15 June 18h30: FynArts Dinner at Creation Tasting Room Food as Art will take place on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 18h30 at the Creation Wines Tasting Room. Tickets are available at R550 per person and bookings can be made by contacting Claudine at email@example.com.
25 April 18h00 – 11h00: Creation at Conversations, SunSquare, Cape Town Creation Wines takes pleasure in sponsoring the welcome drinks at Conversations. To like the Conversations page and find more details about the event, go to http://www.facebook.com/conversationsza.
11 May 2017, 18h30 – 21h30: Slurp South African Wine Tasting, South Africa House, London Join us for a very special evening of South African wine tasting at South Africa House in London. This will be a unique chance to taste and purchase some exceptional wines, hand-picked by the Slurp team and Sally Easton, Master of Wine. Taste big reds and crisp whites as well as refreshing sparkling wine and a selection of dessert wines – there’s so much to try! Tickets are available at £25. Click here to buy a ticket.