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Last year we ended our harvest as the lockdown began, and this year we start the harvest in the same situation. For this financial year, the South African Wine Industry has faced a ban on local sales already totalling 20 weeks. We can only trust things will be different next year.
No matter the challenges, we remain positive and grateful to be alive and working. This is the significant time of year when all our team’s hard work comes to fruition and we look forward to the harvest with great anticipation. The first grapes to be picked are our darlings, the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which are harvested early for our Elation MCC.
As reported previously, the annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration which typically would have taken place over this coming weekend, had to be cancelled due to the ban on local alcohol sales. However, to showcase our four award-winning Pinot Noirs and in order not to deprive our Pinot lovers, we take pleasure in bringing you our ‘Pinot Parade’. It offers you the rare chance of ordering mixed cases of Creation Pinot Noir, including older, library vintages.
The Creation Pinot portfolio presently comprises the Estate Pinot Noir, the Reserve Pinot Noir, Emma’s Pinot Noir and the Art of Pinot Noir. Our latest release – the 2019 Creation Art of Pinot Noir – boasts a rating of 97 in the Tim Atkin (MW) 2020 South Africa Special Report. It is one of only three Pinots in the report receiving such a high score and commenting on the wine Tim says: “This wouldn’t look out of place in a line-up of Gevrey Chambertin Premiers Crus and what a wine it is: intense, aromatic and vibrant . . . Structured, serious and built to age in bottle, with dark berry fruit and a dusting of Asian spices.”
While our ‘Pinot Parade’ is a great opportunity to boost your own cellar with a range of highly sought-after wines, it is also a unique way of surprising friends, family and colleagues with a memorable gift. Our Personal Shoppers are standing by to assist you with your bespoke order and if you would like to enquire about older vintages, please contact email@example.com. Your wines will be delivered to your doorstep as soon as the alcohol ban is lifted. In the spirit of the Pinot Noir Celebration, we also look forward to treating you to a complimentary tasting in our Art of Pinot Noir vineyard, once the ban is lifted.
In the meantime, back in the Creation kitchen, our culinary team is busy creating the most exquisite harvest menu while polishing, preparing and getting the Creation Tasting Room ready to welcome you. May it be sooner rather than later!
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If you love our award-winning wines and live in South Africa, here’s something to put a smile on your face! By taking advantage of our generous BuyJanuary,LoveFebruary offer, you’ll qualify, not only for a Special Lockdown Gift but also for Free Delivery with each order over R1 500. Place your order here and your gift will automatically be added at checkout.
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.