I was born and bred in the Cape Winelands and had the privilege of spending my childhood growing up on three wine estates – close to the soil, close to the people. I know about the struggle and effort it takes to raise a vineyard and about all the hands and hearts that go into it. I have never underestimated the tenacity it takes to cope with the vagaries of the weather, water shortages, power outages, fire, political interference, viruses in the vineyard – and now COVID-19. A vintage represents a year in history, and this one will indeed be remembered.
Of course, none of the abovementioned factors is exclusive to the South African Wine Industry. There is however one challenge that is unique to us at the moment: a total ban on local sales of alcohol. The last time this happened was in the US some 100 years ago. I, therefore, want to appeal to you to #DrinkSouthAfrican wherever you are in the world and to encourage your friends and family to do the same.
You can order Creation wines from our South African online shop now and we will deliver post lockdown. Or you can order from our UK Shop, or agents in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, USA (coming soon) Philippines, Zambia. Should you have any questions regarding orders you are welcome to contact email@example.com.
For countries not listed above, please send a message to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our latest innovations is the Creation Tasting Kit which we will soon be launching internationally. Watch this space.
This is but one way in which we reach out to bring Creation to our clients. If you have any ideas about how we might be able to collaborate with you, your colleagues, clients, family or friends, please email me at email@example.com.
A big thank you to all our friends around the world – and this include wine lovers, buyers, MWs, bloggers, wine writers and of course the Creation Team – for their encouragement and support through thick and thin.
Creation in the news
On 17-18 July 2020, the Franklin Ohana Garden in Hawston hosted a special Madiba Day project. The garden was buzzing with enthusiastic role players and volunteers from the broader Overstrand community who came to partake in activities such as planting of winter seedlings, cleaning and weeding of a new section in the garden while engaging and sharing ideas amongst each other.
Our culinary team also caters for small private functions at Creation or at your home in our region. We look forward to welcoming cyclists to Creation with a scrumptious Cyclist Breakfast – Monday to Saturday mornings. Book here.
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.
Greetings from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge.