At Creation there is always something new and right now the team is preparing for their participation in the 2017 Absa Cape Epic, providing one of the official water and spectator points.
The event takes place on 21 March (Human Rights Day) and according to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin the Creation team looks forward to hosting not only the riders but also their supporters.
Our harvest is in full swing and adding to this excitement is the upcoming Cape Epic – an exhilarating time for all of us. Our participation is a first for Creation and we’ve commissioned the gifted land artist Strijdom van der Merwe to create an installation which will feature as a landmark on the estate. His striking and innovative work of art is titled ‘Create your own Path’ and embodies not only the challenges we had to face when establishing Creation, but of course also the challenges faced by the Cape Epic riders.
The Creation Tasting Room will open at 7:30 am on the day and Cape Epic supporters will be welcomed with Creation’s Elation Méthode Cap Classique, filled croissants, coffee, tea and fresh apples from the neighbouring farms. There will also be an opportunity for tasting and buying Creation’s award-winning wines.
Cape Epic Culinary Delights
The place to be next week during the Cape Epic is the Creation Tasting Room. The Culinary Team created a scrumptious Cape Epic inspired menu ready to fuel you with energy. The starter is a quinoa with grilled artichoke and roasted sweet potato salad with nasturtium and fresh pomegranates served with the Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. For main course look forward to a smoked salmon pasta with black olives, asparagus, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and pinenut served with Creation Chardonnay. It all ends on a high note with a lovely dessert from chef Eleanor: quince and saffron mousse with cranberry and pistachio granola bar crumble served with fresh figs, raspberries and basil served with the Creation Pinot Noir.
The Creation Culinary Team once again spoiled us with a harvest inspired dish: Pork Belly with Zatar-spiced Apple Wedges, Green Bean and Red Pepper Salsa and Sweet Potato Purée. Created by Chef Jaco the dish pairs perfectly with the Creation Syrah, Grenache. Click here for the recipe.
The Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project was implemented in September 2016 under the capable management of Elizabeth Naudé and thanks to seed funding from the Cape Wine Auction Trust. Elizabeth reports:
“The Haygrove Company is busy installing tunnels that will soon be filled with wonderful organic vegetable seedlings. The organic vegetables will supplement the current nutrition programme as all the learners attending the project are fed every day. Not only will they be eating high quality, fresh food, but Haygrove will teach the After-Care children how to grow vegetables. This skill they can take home and start growing vegetables to help feed their family. The chickens that were donated two weeks ago are walking around happily on the farm and supplying around 15 eggs per day. These eggs are also used in the nutrition programme while surplus eggs are sold and the money goes back into the nutrition programme.”
Visits to the Pebbles Project can be booked through the Winehoppers as well. More information to follow next week.
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:
Called in at this winery on recommendation of our B&B hosts in Hermanus. Fantastic views from the restaurant/tasting facility and our tasting was served by an extremely knowledgeable and charming young lady. Lovely wines in their collection although a bit pricey for the average South African earner I feel. Lovely varied meals offered off their daily write up menu board however time did not allow us to test these. Additional bonus to paraplegics such as myself is that the layout is totally wheelchair friendly.
– Kevin KraaiBosch (TripAdvisor review)
Yet another wine farm, most definitely not. What an absolutely fantastic afternoon out with great food and wine. We did the 8 course tasting/wine pairing and such blew me away. Each course was something really special and was paired perfectly with the Creation wines which are really great. Will be a definite return for me.”
– Grant H (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.
18 March 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.