The 2018 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration which takes place on 26 and 27 January is the fifth annual festival to be held in honour of this Prince of Burgundian Reds.
According to Creation co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin, the team is pulling out all stops to celebrate its Pinot provenance – from the ideal terroir to the fact that Creation cellarmaster and viticulturist, Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, honed his skills on Pinot while establishing his career way back, in Switzerland.
This year the Estates event is titled ‘Burgundy meets Creation’ and features a brunch pairing showing Creation’s award-winning Pinot Noir portfolio along with a special selection from Domaine Philippe Colin in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy where he currently has one Grand Cru and nine Premier Crus.
To view extracts from last year’s event, click here.
“While looking forward to welcoming Pinot lovers to our Estate, this is also a time for us to reflect on the performance of our Pinot Noir since the first vintage was released some eight years ago,” comments Carolyn. “Our Pinot portfolio now comprises three wines, each brimming with attitude, style and that indefinable secret ingredient that pinophiles find so irresistible.”
Fifth Annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration
This prestigious event (26 – 27 January) will primarily be a seated fine wine showcase featuring Michael Fridjhon as master of ceremonies. 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.
This week on Instagram
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.
Should you decide to visit us on the spur of the moment, don’t hesitate to phone 028 212 1107 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on WhatsApp (082 921 6435). We may just be able to accommodate you – especially during the warmer months when additional tables are available on our scenic patio and in our delightful garden. You can choose from no less than eight pairings, with our delectable Brunch Pairing starting at 10 am.
Here are some comments recently made by our visitors:
“Being used to wine pairing with the food this place offers the opposite, food pairing with the wines. I love the concept, I enjoyed the tapas to go with the wines, the service was spot on and the view is beautiful. Needless to say, I was looking forward to next year which was NOW . . . and it was just as lovely as last year. Really excellent!!!” – sokriw (TripAdvisor)
“The food and wine pairing experience of Creation Wines was recommended by a friend who said it is a ‘must visit’ while in Hermanus. It was fully booked all the time but someone cancelled and we could end a great holiday in the magnificent Hemel and Aarde Valley with great food and wine. The tasting / pairing menu offers different options, we selected the 7 meals with wine to match. Each (tiny portion) dish was prepared with great attention to detail and careful thought about the wine best to serve with it. Every course was served on a different style of plate, adding to the overall experience. Some of the dishes were off the charts fantastic, others just great but all together worth every bite. Must note the fabulousness of tasting wine poured into Riedel glasses, of course. Service was efficient and attentive. Restaurant has a great atmosphere thanks to décor elements ranging from quirky (wine glass chandeliers) to high art. If you enjoy scenic beauty, interesting food combinations and wine, do add Creation to your plans when next in Hermanus.” – DallenV (TripAdvisor)
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.
Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Golf Club
27 January 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.
27 January 09h30 – 11h30: Creation Wines meets Burgundy
8 February 18h30 – 22h00: Creation & Thomas
14 & 17 February 18h00 – 22h00: Creation, with Salt