Of French Châteaux and German Castles NL
Creation Wines Brand Ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi recently had the honour of representing his country at the La Revue du Vin de France World Tasting Championship in Burgundy. The event took place on 14 October at Château de Gilly in Burgundy and for Nkulu it was preceded by what he refers to as “an unforgettable 6-day trip” through France and Germany. Nkulu’s road to Burgundy started on 2 July this year when he finished fifth at the South African Wine Tasting Championship Finals in Cape Town and was selected as one of the four Team South Africa members.
Click here to read about the first three days of his eventful trip.
Wow … it’s Waterblommetjies!
Since the launch of the 2017 Creation Cool-Climate Chenin Blanc (the first Chenin to be grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde) the demand for this limited edition wine has soared. Inspired by the purity and remarkable complexity of the wine, Creation Chef Francois Hugo has created his delightful starter of Open Ravioli Waterblommetjies, Roast Tomatoes, Citrus Cream, Coconut Shavings, ‘Suurinkies’ and Lemon Verbena. The fresh crispness of the waterblommetjies, the sorrel and the lemon verbena complements the fresh quince and apple flavours in the wine. The roasted tomato echoes the tomato leaf aroma while the coconut shavings pick up on the coconut smoothness of the wine. All in all a magnificent match.
The Art of Corporate Gifting
With the Festive Season approaching, it’s only natural that you should start thinking about special gifts for colleagues and clients. Creation offers a wide range of wines that are characterised by their rare balance, elegance, distinction and finesse. These wines are guaranteed to convey your highest esteem – as well as your good taste!
Packaging with Panache
To make your gift truly unique and impressive Creation offers a variety of packaging options plus the option to brand the packaging with your corporate logo or a personalised message. How about selecting a beautifully packaged wine of your choice in a customized gift sleeve -with a perfectly paired chocolate bar to boot? Or, choose a selection of three Creation wines packaged in an elegant craft box with a personalised greeting tag.
The Riedel Stemless, O-to-go and Vinum glass ranges also make great gifts when combined and packaged with the wines they are designed to complement. For the discerning recipient, combine a set of two Burgundy glasses with a selection of three Creation Pinot Noir wines, or select a gift set of white wines with Sauvignon Blanc glasses – all packaged to delight the recipient!
Big is Beautiful
There are many reasons why larger bottles of wine are becoming increasingly popular. Apart from being sought-after collectors’ items they make brilliant gifts for family, friends and business associates. Due to the increased demand for larger format bottles, Creation has released 1.5-litre, 3-litre and 5-litre bottles of our popular Rhône-style (Syrah, Grenache) blend as well as 1.5-litre and 3-litre bottles of the award-winning Creation Reserve Pinot Noir. Gifts of note indeed!
ArtAngels – Ellerman House
This charity auction and party is held annually for the benefit of The Click Foundation and to date nine ArtAngels events have raised over R18 million to help improve literacy in South Africa.
The Creation team was honoured to be part of this year’s prestigious event hosted at Ellerman House in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Creation Chef Jaco Grové prepared a glorious starter which paired with the Creation Estate Chardonnay was a great hit. As if by prior arrangement the spring weather was perfect for the setting, making for a stylish evening of eclectic art, elegant wines and interesting conversation.
Roll on Summer!
“Creation Viognier . . . the perfect bottle to launch into the season of lazy al-fresco lunches.” To read the write-up on Creation Viognier which recently appeared in GQ South Africa, click here.
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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 did the wine tasting. The venue is absolutely stunning and well kept. The staff were friendly and there was a lovely warm fire on the go. Their wines are really good. Try them.” – Mike4462 (TripAdvisor)
“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.
28 October 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.
28 October 09h30 – 11h00: Pink October at Creation Wines, Hermanus