Creating Wines of Distinction

Accolades List

WINNING WINES FROM A HEAVENLY SOURCE

Situated high up the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus, Creation’s vines climb the steep hills of Babylon Toren Mountain to a lofty altitude of 300 metres above sea level. Here they bask in generous sunlight, flourish in clay-rich soils and dance in the cool breezes blowing in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. In fact, the vineyards are within 7 kilometres of Walker Bay and according to owner-cellarmaster JC Martin these maritime conditions are fundamental to the distinctive quality of the wines. Proof of this distinctive quality is the wide array of local and international accolades regularly won by the Creation Range

 

CREATION CHARDONNAY

2008: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2012: Gold medal at 2013 Global Chardonnay Masters

2012: Allocated 91 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2013: Trophy winner in 2014 What Food What Wine? Competition (Over R100 Category)

2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2013: Allocated 91 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2014: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

Grand Gold at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2016: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2017: Allocated 91 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018

2018: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2018: Allocated 90+ points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

2019: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION RESERVE CHARDONNAY

2016: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2016: Allocated 93 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2017: Allocated 92 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018

2017: Allocated 94 point by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

2018: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2018: Allocated 94 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

2018: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER

2019: Allocated 18+ / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER

2019: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION THE ART OF CHARDONNAY

2013: Allocated 93 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2014: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Among Decanter magazine’s Ten Top South African Chardonnays

2014: Allocated  91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016

2015: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2016: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2016: Allocated 95 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2017: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2017: Allocated 92 points by Anthony Mueller for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2018: Allocated 95+ point by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

2018: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER

2018: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2018: Allocated 93 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018

2019: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2019: Allocated 18.5 – 19 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria,

Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER

 

CREATION PINOT NOIR

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: Allocated 91 points by The Wine Gang (five of the UK’s most experienced wine critics) at 2011 London International Wine Fair

2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: 5 Stars in Flemish newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws

2011: Allocated 91 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2011: Allocated 17 points out of 20 by Richard Hemming for Jancis Robinson Wine Reviews

2012: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2013

2012: FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2013 (Best Pinot Noir Category)

2012: Silver trophy at Vinidivio 2013

2012: Classic Champions 2013: rated among ‘Rest of the Best’ in Top Niche Red Wine Category

2012: Bacchus Classic Wine Trophy 2014

Grand Gold at 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2012: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2012: Silver medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots

2012: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Platinum Club)

2013: Silver medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots

2013: Gold medal at 2014 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

2014: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016

Platinum at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2015: Gold medal at 2015 Mondial des Pinots

2015: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2018: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2019: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION RESERVE PINOT NOIR

2010: Rated 94+ in the authoritative Sommelier Miguel Chan Wine Journal

2010: 4½ Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010:  Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Platinum Club)

2010: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2010: Voted best non-Burgundy Pinot Noir among 80 by the members of the prestigious The White Club at 96+ points

2011: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2011: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2011: Classic Champions 2013: rated ‘Best’ in Top Niche Red Wine Category

2012: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2013

2012: Gold trophy at Vinidivio 2013

2012: Grand Gold at 2013 SAWI Wine Excellence Awards

2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2012: Gold medal at 2014 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

2012: Gold medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots

2013: Gold medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots

2013:  FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2014 (Best Pinot Noir Category)

2013: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2013: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2013: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015

2013: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

Platinum at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2015: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Allocated 92 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2015: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.

2015: Allocated 93 points, top of the 2017 Winemag.co.za Pinot Noir Report.

2016: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.

2017: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.

2018: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2018: Allocated 91 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

2018: Allocated 93+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.

2019: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2019: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER

 

CREATION THE ART OF PINOT NOIR

2012: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2013: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Silver medal at 2015 Mondial des Pinots

2015: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge

2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Allocated 95 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2016: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2017: Allocated 92 points by Anthony Mueller for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2017: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge

2017: Allocated 93 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018

2018: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge

2018: Allocated 92 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

2019: Allocated 97 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge

 

CREATION EMMA’S PINOT NOIR

2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2017: Allocated 92 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018

2017: Allocated 93 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

2018: Allocated 96 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

2018: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2018: Allocated 90 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

2019: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2019: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER

 

CREATION SAUVIGNON BLANC

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2011: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2012: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2015: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

 

CREATION SAUVIGNON BLANC, SEMILLON

2012: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016

2015: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2016: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2018: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2019: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION SEMILLON

2010: 4½ Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

 

CREATION VIOGNIER

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2011: Rated No 1 on Frederic Dasse’s Top 10 Viognier List

2011: SAA Premium Class Wine Selection

2011: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2012: SAA Premium Class Wine Selection

2012: Grand Gold at 2013 SAWI Wine Excellence Awards

2013: FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2013 (Best Viognier Category)

Grand Gold at 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2013: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2015: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

Grand Gold at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

 

CREATION COOL-CLIMATE CHENIN

2018: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION MERLOT

2008: Diamond Award at Investec Winemakers’ Choice Awards

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2009:  Placed among South Africa’s finest at the inaugural 2011 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge

2009: Ranked Top Merlot (out of 95 tasted) in the March 2011 edition of Wine Magazine

2009: Veritas Gold Medal

2009: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Reserve Club)

2010: 4½ Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2012: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner

2012: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

Grand Gold at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2017: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

2018: Allocated 93+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

 

CREATION RESERVE MERLOT

2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2013: Wine-of-the-Month Club Best Merlot of the Year 2015

2014: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016

2014: Grand Cru National Champion at 2016 National Wine Challenge

2014: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Allocated 92 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

 

CREATION SYRAH

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2009: Allocated 93 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2009: Cited as a South African benchmark by wine industry guru Michael Fridjhon at Grape.co za

2009: Awarded the Wine-of-the-Month Club Trophy for Best Syrah (tasted among 169 Syrah wines in a blind tasting)

2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: Gold Medal at the international Premium Select Wine Challenge (ProWein 2012)

2010: Allocated 93 points by Andreas Larsson, one of the world’s most highly regarded sommeliers

2010: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2010: Allocated 17 points out of 20 by Richard Hemming for Jancis Robinson Wine Reviews

2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2013: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015

2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

Grand Gold at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2015: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Allocated 93 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

 

CREATION RESERVE SYRAH

2017: Allocated 93 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

2018: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION SUMAC GRENACHE

2012: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Allocated 92 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2019: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

 

CREATION SYRAH, GRENACHE

2009:  Placed among South Africa’s finest at the inaugural 2011 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge

2009: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2009: Veritas Double Gold Medal

2009: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner

2009: Rated at the top end of Netherlands Wijnpers magazine’s Top 100 South African Wines

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2009: 4 Stars in Flemish Newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws

2010: Gold Medal at the international Premium Select Wine Challenge (ProWein 2012)

2010: 4 Stars in the April 2012 edition of Classic Wine magazine

2010: Veritas Double Gold Medal

2010: Gold Medal at the 2012 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)

2010: 4½ Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2010: Allocated 93 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker

2010: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2010: Classic Champions 2013: 4½ stars and rated among ‘Rest of the Best’ in Top Red Blend Category

2010: Platinum at 2013 SAWI Wine Excellence Awards

2011: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2013

Platinum Award at 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi)

2012: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2012: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Reserve Club)

2013: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015

2013: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2014: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016

2014: Grand Cru National Champion at 2016 National Wine Challenge

Platinum at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic

2015: Allocated 93 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

2017: Allocated 91 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018

2018: Allocated 94 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019

 

CREATION MERLOT, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, PETIT VERDOT

2008: Veritas Gold Medal

2008: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

2009: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Reserve Club)

2010: Bacchus Classic Wine Trophy 2014

Grand Gold at 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards

2012: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2012: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015

2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2014: 90 points at 2016 RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards convened by Winemag.co.za

2014: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

2015: Allocated 94 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist

 

WHALE POD SAUVIGNON BLANC

2011: Among Top 100 Supermarket Wines in Belgian French newspaper, Le Soir

 

WHALE POD MERLOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2008: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner

 

WHALE POD SYRAH MERLOT

NV: Top Powerful Red among Top 100 Supermarket Wines in Belgian French newspaper, Le Soir

 

WORLDS BEST VINEYARDS (WBV) AWARDS

2019: Selected as number 45 among the top 50 wineries selected at the inaugural 2019 World’s Best Vineyards (WBV) awards.

2019: VOTED AS TIM ATKIN’S BEST CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE

 

BEST WINE & FOOD PAIRING ON A WINE FARM

2012: KLINK Yin and Yang Award

2014: KLINK Yin and Yang Award

2015: KLINK Yin and Yang Award

2016/2017: KLINK Great Pairings Award

 

GREAT WINE CAPITALS OF THE WORLD AWARDS

2013: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa

2016: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa

2017: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa

2021: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa and Global

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