“At Creation every dawn brings an exciting new challenge and innovation is a way of life,” says Creation Wines co-owner Carolyn Martin. This ethos of constant renewal has led to the estate earning the following accolades in the 2021 World’s Best Vineyards survey: Top-ranking South African Vineyard, Best Vineyard in Africa and Number 10 in the World.
The World’s Best Vineyards (WBV) sets out to highlight wine tourism and enhance the visitor experience. The Voting Academy consists of some 500 leading wine experts, sommeliers and travel journalists. The adjudication is based on various criteria such as the overall experience, ambience, cuisine, activities, views and staff. The results are collated and converted into a final Top 50 list.
The WBV is now in its third year and the prestigious award ceremony took place on Monday, 20 September at Schloss Johannisberg in Germany. Hosted by the German Wine Institute, the event showcased the very best vineyards from across the world to a large audience, both present and online.
Commenting on the achievements, Carolyn says: “We are thrilled and honoured to be selected as one of the top 10 wine tourism destinations in the world. This is recognition that South African vineyards hold their place amongst the best in the world, even in these challenging times. Never before has it been so critical to support outreach programmes in our community, and this our team have done, with great commitment and caring. The past 18 months have also called on our chefs to be more agile, creative and innovative than ever before. With wellness top of mind, they source fresh, local ingredients and plate dishes like works of art! We also appreciate more than ever our champagne air and the beauty of nature on this estate.
“Our aim at Creation has always been to be one of the most loved and innovative wineries globally, creating wines and experiences reflective of our exceptional terroir. We have put our passion and energy into making world-class wines such as our acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Our team members take pride in their wine knowledge and bring lightness, laughter and a real enjoyment to their service.
“These top WBV ratings are the culmination of our team’s hard work and dynamic culture of creativity. A huge thank you to our team for their commitment, and to our clients and all our stakeholders for their loyal support and input since our inception.”
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