When recently asked why he returned to Creation for a second harvest, German intern Max Fredrich’s spontaneous reply was that “at Creation the mood is always good”! Creation’s Carolyn Martin confirms that harvest is a happy, but also a hectic time. “Having commenced in January with the early picking of our Chardonnay for the Elation Méthode Cap Classique, the 2019 harvest is now in. Following the Chardonnay our industrious harvest team moved on to pick the Pinot Noir and after that the Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. They recently brought in the Syrah and the Merlot and Grenache were the last to be harvested.”
Expressing her thanks to the vineyard and cellar teams Carolyn says: “We are proud of our inspired crews and wish to thank each and everyone for the hard work, the dedication, the admirable teamwork and the valuable input the vineyard team was out in the vineyards every day for the last two months! The art of winemaking however begins long before the first grapes are harvested or the first barrels filled. It begins with the land itself, the spirit of which lives on in every bottle. For the 2019 vintage we have been blessed with rains at the right time, cooling breezes from the nearby Atlantic when needed, and all in all near-perfect conditions. Our ultimate thanks therefore go to Mother Nature.”
Getting ‘Creative’ with Wine Pairings at Fazenda
“I’m a big fan of the wines created by Carolyn’s Swiss husband, JC, but I’ve been equally impressed with her talent for food and wine matching, especially after visiting their winery in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde last autumn,” writes Scottish Field wine columnist Peter Ranscombe. He recently met up with Carolyn Martin at the Brazilian steak restaurant, Fazenda where they had great fun matching Creation wines with some of the dishes on the menu. Click here to read more.
Dan Nicholl’s Cape Epic a Marathon in Wine Tasting
While inspired by people who do, Dan Nicholl will never be riding the Cape Epic, instead filling his boot with copious amounts of product from his favourite wine country. Click here to read about his epic wine tasting.
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06 April 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.
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