“The quality of the Pinot Noir parcel allocated to me showed great potential and I could not have asked for a better year to make my first barrel,” says an enthusiastic Urle Hansen upon pressing the grapes for his maiden wine. The Hemel-en-Aarde of course is renowned for top quality Pinot Noir which happens to be Urle’s favourite cultivar; small wonder therefore that having been offered the opportunity to make his own wine, Urle chose Pinot Noir.
The 27-year-old Urle grew up on a farm right next to Creation called Diepgat and attended Diepgat Primary before progressing to Swartberg Secondary School in Caledon. After school he enrolled for a course in Electrical Engineering at Boland College, joining Creation Wines in 2013 as a cellar hand. His passion and fortitude soon won him the respect of his peers and he has since been promoted to cellar assistant. “Since my first year working at Creation I have always wanted to make my own wine,” says Urle.
Creation Reserve Chardonnay among World’s Finest
Sunday, 24 March saw the fifth annual South Africa vs the Rest of the World tasting organised by Tim Atkin MW and Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore in Greyton. A total of 35 Chardonnays were blind tasted, 22 from South Africa and 13 from the rest of the world. “We are proud to have our 2017 Creation Reserve Chardonnay featuring among Tim Atkin’s top 16 wines,” says Carolyn Martin. Click here to read more about the tasting.
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30 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.
3 April 18h30 – 22h00: A Date with Creation at The Percy Arms, 75 Dorking Road, Chilworth GU4 8NP
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