With Creation enjoying such a proud reputation for wine and food pairing – among others a four-times winner of the prestigious KLINK ‘Great Pairings’ award – it is not surprising that the team has a natural affinity for sommeliers! Hence the day-long Creation ‘Sommelier Sojourn’ which took place on Thursday, 21 February and was attended by nine of South Africa’s finest sommeliers.
The day started bright and early with the sommeliers being transported from Cape Town to Creation in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde for a brisk breakfast. Then it was down to ‘business’: the visitors each donned a ‘picking outfit’ and with shears and crates in hand they joined in the harvesting of the Sauvignon Blanc.
Great fun was had by all and perhaps the most pertinent feedback came from John Chishimba from the Leeu Collection, Franschhoek:
To have been where the magic begins was truly inspiring: the Creation team made me feel like I was one of them. I was so happy to be in the vineyards doing some harvesting, which made me feel like I was the winemaker for a while. Thank you Team Creation. I’ve had many wine experiences, but this was one of a kind.
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’.
And the Winner is … Pinot Noir!
“. . . finally, it was Creation’s turn to put the cherry on top of a perfect wine day. Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin have created a truly magnificent gastronomic experience in the upper part of this valley with excellent cuisine and fine wine … and stunning views.” – Johann Crafford, ‘Planet Wine’. Click here to read the complete blog.
One Click Away
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.
2 March 9h00 – 13h00: 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.
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