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I was recently asked whether regionality affects wine and food pairing. Adhering to the philosophy of ‘what grows together, goes together’ my answer is a resounding ‘yes’!
Creation is close to Walker Bay and the cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean that caress our vineyards play an important role in creating elegant wines with exceptional pairing potential. Our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are prime examples. So, imagine enjoying crayfish on a freshly baked sourdough bun with Marie Rose sauce and a glass of Creation Chardonnay on our tranquil Langbaai Beach. To me that’s the ultimate celebration of terroir. Continuing the maritime theme, how about matching the freshest of tuna sashimi with a glass of the intense yet delicate Creation Pinot Noir? Or abalone cooked to perfection with our crisp Creation Sauvignon Blanc? The possibilities are as many and varied as they are delicious.
Each region has its own specialities. On the West Coast for instance, snoek braaied in apricot jam, snoek pâté or bokkom butter with freshly baked bread are amazing with a fruity Chenin from that area. Succulent Karoo lamb with a good Shiraz from the Calitzdorp kontrei make a super combination and sirloin on the bone cooked by the Eike restaurant in Stellenbosch and served with a Cabernet Sauvignon is dinner fit for a king. Traditional malva pudding with Muscadel is likely to be a favourite in the Robertson and Montagu regions as is a rich tipsy tart with KWV Brandy from Paarl.
And, returning back home again, springbok loin with cherry jus served with our Creation Pinot Noir is simply awesome. Click here for the recipe.
Last year Overstrand/Hermanus was awarded UNESCO Creative City status for Gastronomy – a tribute to our pristine environment and to our local fishermen, cheesemakers, winemakers, farmers, beekeepers, chefs and restaurateurs, and our brewers. Their passion, innovation and skill provide an environmentally driven table and hospitality culture in our region while supporting a vibrant and integrated community. And the chain effect of using local produce has a massive impact on the local economy in a positive and sustainable way.
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Imagine waking up at the foot of the towering Babylonstoren Mountain to the chirping of the sunbird, or watching the sun set over the vineyards, the smell of fynbos in the air. An undulating driveway leads to a unique little haven taking pride of place within a gentle wilderness. Planned to be in harmony with its natural surroundings, the asymmetrical design of the cottage is as intriguing to the eye as it is soothing to the soul. Featuring natural elements such as sustainably sourced eucalyptus timber, the exterior is a promise of what awaits inside ... Click the above image for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creation is going al fresco this summer, making the most of our wide open spaces in the fynbos garden, between the vineyards and on our delightful patio. And although our culinary team is still a little secretive about their menu we can safely predict a feast for the senses! Book early and enjoy our extended opening hours for the Festive Season. From 21 December 2020 to 4 January 2021. It is essential to arrive on time so we can offer you the best possible experience. Should you be delayed, kindly contact us as your table will be offered to guests on the waiting list after 30 minutes. Click the above image to read about all the options available for your visit and to book online.
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.