Amidst the hustle and bustle of harvest activities, this past week saw the Creation cellar team beaming with pleasure as they received three tons of old-vine Chenin Blanc from Windmeul Kelder in Paarl. The significance of this rather unusual event is that it heralds Creation’s participation in South Africa’s unique Old Vine Project (OVP). Click here to read more about the project.
The Creation old-vine Chenin Blanc will be the second Chenin in the estate portfolio. The maiden vintage, launched in 2017, was the first cool-climate Chenin to be grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde. The wine rewards with crisp quince and fresh green apple flirting with the smoothness of coconut milk and is a great companion for salmon. Click here for the Creation Culinary Team’s scrumptious recipe for Salmon Gravadlax with Rye and Herb Crumble, Lemon Tarragon Sphere and Fennel Foam.
Going (delectably!) Dutch
The 24th of February to the 2nd of March is Dutch Week at Creation and we are delighted to welcome Michelin-starred Chef Peter Gast from Graphite restaurant in Amsterdam in our midst. Join us for a magnificent small-plate menu, compliments of Peter and his team, each dish harmoniously paired with an award-winning Creation wine. Truly a match made in heaven! For more information and to make a reservation, click here.
Creation at Cape Wine Auction, 1 – 2 March 2019
The Cape Wine Auction is an exhilarating global showcase of South Africa’s finest wines. A rock star party for a great cause, a chance to buy things that money can’t ordinarily buy, and then channel all of that cash back into the area that needs it most. Education. Governed by a board of trustees and audited by PWC, The Cape Wine Auction maintains complete transparency and ensures the sustainability of the projects we support.
Creation’s Carolyn Martin says the team is proud to participate in this glittering and worthy event for the fifth year. Click here for details of the Creation auction lot titled ‘Memorable Wines, Unforgettable Destinations’.
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The Creation online store offers you the convenience of selecting and buying wines from our award-winning ranges. It’s quick, easy and secure, with gift options and delivery to your doorstep. Simply click here.
23 February 8h00 – 12h00: Creation at the Hermanus Country Market, Hermanus Cricket Club
Where friends meet, hug and eat … You can look forward to an amazing array of fresh organic produce, homemade delicacies, artisanal cheese, wheat-free bakes, sought-after local wines, exquisite jewellery and handcrafted gifts – and much more. For more information click here.
8 March 18h00: Lebanese Food & Creation Wine Pairing Experience, 11 Mitchell Street.
24 February: Constantia Fresh @ Buitenverwachting Wine Farm
Over the past ten years Constantia Fresh festival has become one of the most prestigious outdoor wine events in South Africa. A jamboree of flavour and set in the peaceful and uncluttered grounds of Buitenverwachting, the festival is one of relaxation and a taste sensation which will leave body, mind and spirit invigorated. The country’s freshest wines are grouped together stylistically so as to allow visitors to better experience the wide range of vinous flavours whilst top local chefs serve fresh and vibrant food to accompany the wines. Click here to find out more.
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