The most powerful thing we can do now is to be patient. Patience is not passive, it is active concentrated strength.
– John Sanei
Last week we reported on our activities now, during yet another lockdown period. We’re taking time to reflect, making improvements and changing our offering to bring you an even better Creation experience than before. And our efforts continue.
Our culinary team has come up with sensationally inventive heritage dishes, and not only that … we have added the virtual Heritage Kit to our ‘Tasting Together, Apart’ series! In developing our menus and virtual tasting kits we’ve been collaborating with a world-class nutritionist to establish the healthiest, most delicious pairing options ever. Our soon to be launched Creation Healthy Heritage Menu is a collaboration where science meets art and the two combine to create something extraordinary – fun, flavourful and innovative. Imagine nostalgic food with all the taste and texture in sync with the more nutritious, healthy lifestyles that we have adopted lately and how these pair with our award-winning Creation wines. Does that sound inspirational?
We’ve also been focusing on leadership training with our team, something we hardly ever have time to do under normal circumstances. To achieve our goals we’re working with friends and clients in South Africa and around the world, elevating our team to take Creation to the next level. In the process we’re also focusing on general health and wellbeing. Navel-gazing? Not at all, healthy minds and bodies operate at different levels – and it’s remarkable to see what we have to offer and what we can learn.
In the meantime we’re also preparing to participate in seminars for The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) as well as lectures on wine and food pairing for the SABA International Butler Academy and international universities.
In the vineyards, we’re preparing the land to plant Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It will soon be time for pre-pruning and this of course also involves preparing bundles of our virus-free material to be used to sustainably propagate clean vines for South African nurseries.
In the cellar, we’re about to bottle our latest (and superb!) Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc vintages, complete the bottling of our 2020 whites whilst preparing for the bottling of our 2019 reds. To reserve your allocation of these wines, please click here.
My Passion for Pebbles
For the past six years it has been my privilege to be closely involved in the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project. It has been such a blessing to see so many of our local children blossom thanks to the generous donations from Creation guests, local businesses and friends. Pebbles truly changes lives. For my birthday this year I'm raising money for the Pebbles Project and your contribution will make an impact, no matter how big or small. Simply click the link to support this worthy cause. Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to Pebbles.
Uplifting news from our Dutch agent Vinites is their recent partnering with Masters Expo to create exposure for the brands they represent.
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.