- Creation +
- Creation Alchemy Tasting Kit +
- Creation Culinary Team +
- Creation Virtual experience +
That Creation wines are exceptionally versatile and food friendly is no secret. This is due to the refreshing natural acidity, the multifaceted complexity and the harmonious balance of these cool-climate wines. Add to this Carolyn Martin’s passion for flavour profiling and it’s no wonder that the estate is regarded as a trendsetter in the field of wine and food pairing.
With Covid-19 regulations prohibiting the pairing of wine and food in the Creation Tasting Room, the team put together a sensorial experience for clients to enjoy at home. This comes in the form of an ingenious wine and food tasting kit, comprising six award-winning Creation wine samples paired with a variety of complimentary food samples.
Creation Sauvignon Blanc
Alluring aromas of elderflower, papaya, cassis, passion fruit and kumquat. On the palate clean minerality rules.
Pairing Ingredients: Maldon Salt, Periwinkle Shell
Joyful and vivacious with pertinent peach snuggling up to the secret subtleties of ripe pear.
Pairing Ingredient: Spicy Soy Cashew Nuts
Glorious layers of sun-kissed fruit enhanced by fresh minerality and hints of spice.
Pairing Ingredients: Smoked Paprika, Parmesan, Poppy Seed Biscuit
Creation Pinot Noir
A bevy of seductive red berries … the earthiness of mushrooms: the Prince of Reds at his most charming.
Pairing Ingredients: Beetroot Chips, King Oyster Mushroom Chips, Miso Pretzel, Poppy Seed Za’atar Cracker (The addition of a soft goats-milk cheese would be a perfect accompaniment)
Creation Syrah, Grenache
A well-endowed Rhône-style blend with intense flavours of ripe plum, black pepper, tapenade and umami.
Pairing Ingredient: Liquorice Powder
Creation Grenache Noir, Viognier (Rosé)
Enchanting shades of rosy coral with a big berry bouquet.
Pairing Ingredients: Rosewater and Cardamom Spray, Turkish Delight
The kit furthermore includes the Creation Flavour Wheel as well as the Creation Tasting Chart. The latter essentially follows the five primary Taste groups of Sweet, Salty, Bitter, Sour and Umami and explores the elements of Smell or Aroma, Temperature, Texture and last but not least Memories and Experience.
Before your tasting, you will receive six short videos pertaining to the six wines in the kit as well as a dedicated Creation Spotify playlist to create the perfect vibe and mood for your virtual pairing! Please make sure chill the wines before tasting. Order your Creation Wines Alchemy Kit here and one of our Creation Personal Shoppers will take you through the Creation Alchemy experience at home.
We wish to apologise to our Creation clientele for any inconvenience experienced in the delay of orders placed immediately after the lifting of the ban on alcohol sales. As you are no doubt aware e-commerce gained unprecedented traction over the past while. What was expected to be an incremental rise in e-commerce over a five year period soon accelerated to five months and with the announcement of Level 3 quickly had to be revised to five days! This placed huge pressure on logistics agents and courier services in general and we at Creation were not exempt from the severe impact it had on them. Where we had previously experienced exemplary service, their systems found it difficult to adjust to the sudden upswing in demand and we were, unfortunately, unable to meet all our delivery deadlines. Fortunately, the necessary adjustments have been made and the logistics companies are now geared up. We trust your online shopping experience will revert to being convenient, enjoyable and, most importantly, stress free. A big thank you for your patience - greatly appreciated.
The Creation Cocoon Menu offers those living in Hermanus and surrounds the opportunity of ordering a delectable dinner – plus perfectly paired wine – to be delivered to their doorstep from Tuesday to Saturday. Alternatively, you can enjoy the scenic drive up to Creation and pop in (by appointment) to collect your wine and food from Monday to Thursday between 10h00 and 16h30. Order your takeout dinner here and indicate whether it should be delivered or whether you will collect. Clients living further afield are invited to create the Creation Culinary Team’s scrumptious Butternut Salad with Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, Aubergine, Garlic, Ginger and Sesame Seeds at home. Delicious with the Creation Reserve Chardonnay! Click here to download the recipe.
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.