“Save Water, Drink Wine” is a slogan regularly brandished under the current drought conditions in the Western Cape. Fun yes, but the truth of course is that the drought has put severe pressure on the Cape wine industry with some pessimists even asking whether there will be wine to drink 20 years from now …
Let’s face it: climate change is a reality and weather patterns are shifting, worldwide. Creation’s Carolyn Martin however remains positive.
“Since the establishment of Creation in 2002 the climate here on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge has remained fairly consistent, mainly due to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean which is only some 9 km away. We do experience dryer and wetter cycles but on average the rainfall at Creation has been 680 mm per annum which means we do not irrigate older vineyards unless we need to and that is only once a year most likely post-harvest. Generally our young vines are only irrigated in their first year. We’re therefore grateful to say that we haven’t been affected by the Western Cape drought so far this year.”
Creation in 5 Delectable Chapters
With the 2018 harvest in full swing there’s never a dull moment in either the vineyard or the cellar. The members of the Creation Culinary Team have been equally busy, planning a brand-new The Story of Creation pairing menu to celebrate the harvest. This is arguably the most popular of Creation’s amazing eight pairing options and the new menu comprises five tantalising courses.
Creation pairing guru Carolyn Martin elaborates: “Every Creation wine tells a distinctive story and we believe that context plays an important part in the enjoyment of wine. Each wine presented in The Story of Creation enhances an artfully created small-plate dish and thus the Creation narrative unfolds with each delectable chapter.” All in all a multi-faceted pairing experience.
Click here to see the new menu.
Creation – ‘Spoilt for Choice’
“It’s with good reason that Creation keeps picking up awards for its innovative food and wine offering, and you’ll be spoilt for choice on a menu that offers a myriad of ways to discover the estate’s contemporary winelands cuisine.” Click here to read Richard Holmes’ review.
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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.
Should you decide to visit us on the spur of the moment, don’t hesitate to phone 028 212 1107 send an email to email@example.com 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:
“The story of Creation is worth reading. But the experience of pairing wines and food in that same story is quite a sensation. Of course you need to take time to enjoy the flavours, the innovative yet simple tastes and the subtle creativity in the 8 wines and the accompanying 7 tastes. If you are after a quick and heavy lunch, go somewhere else. Creation is really more for culinary enjoyment. The variation and quality of the pairing menu The Story of Creation made us very happy. It had been a while since our last visit, but that is merely because we live in a different part of the world. We will come back to Creation whenever visiting Western Cape. Obviously Creation and Newton are taking good care of Heaven in the Hemel-en-Aarde Vallei.” – Rene van I (TripAdvisor)
“We enjoyed an unforgettable tasting with incredible good wines. The next release will even be better…almost impossible you could think. A little bit out of my taste is this galaxy styled tablecloth, as I couldn’t find the Milky Way. I’m coming back, for sure!!” – Peter Wyser (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
10 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.