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Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project

It was in 2015 that Creation owner Carolyn Martin was challenged by Michael Lutzeyer from Grootbos Nature Reserve to start a community development initiative that would have a similar impact on the local community as the Grootbos Foundation has on the Gansbaai community. Upon investigating the educational facilities in the Hemel-en-Aarde, and specifically on the Ridge where Creation is situated, it became apparent that there were no Early Childhood Development…

Creation. Giving Thanks

At Creation there is so much for which to be grateful. Not least of all the generous gifts Mother Nature has bestowed upon our beautiful estate.  – Carolyn Martin November is Thanksgiving Month and the Creation Team takes pleasure in offering you a delectable three-course Thanksgiving Menu which you can prepare and enjoy at home. The first course, Sour Cream and Goat’s-milk Cheese Mousse Salad, beautifully complements the delightfully fruity, slightly…

Creation Roussanne, Viognier. The Bold meets the Beautiful

A long, sunny ripening season tempered by cool maritime breezes blowing in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean makes the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge ideal for the cultivation of Rhône grape cultivars. Add to this the virus-free status of Creation’s vineyards, Cellarmaster JC Martin’s international experience and hands-on attention to detail and it’s not surprising that the estate’s unique Rhône-style wines are so highly sought after, locally as well as internationally. Up till…

Who’s Who on the Creation Crew

To keep things shipshape at Creation requires the constant input of a great team, ranging from skippers JC and Carolyn Martin to (literally) all hands on deck!  This week we take pleasure in featuring Urle Hansen who joined the Creation team five years ago as a cellar hand and has since been promoted to cellar assistant, making a very special contribution to the Creation journey. Urle grew up in the…

Pink with Panache

From Creation Wines on the cool-climate Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus comes the exciting news that the team will soon be launching a delightfully different Rosé under the Creation label. According to Cellarmaster Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, the 2018 vintage comprises 80% Grenache Noir and 20% Viognier which ever so gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, resembles the famous Provençal style of Rosé. The distinct difference of course lies in the…

Creation. Celebrating Heaven and Earth

Imagine a dramatic amphitheatre of undulating hills and valleys overlooked by a towering mountain peak, with the glittering waters of the Atlantic only a few kilometres away. Imagine flourishing fields of fynbos contrasting with meticulously manicured vineyards …  Welcome to Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, home to Creation Wines. Where ancient soils combine with unique climatic conditions to enable the production of healthy, well-balanced grapes. The following geological report was compiled by Dr…

Pinot Fit for a Feast

Creation Wines on the upper reaches of the Hemel-en-Aarde is delighted to have topped the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report compiled by Winemag.co.za once again. This time with the 2015 Creation Art of Pinot Noir which scored an impressive 93/100 in the 2018 report. The highly acclaimed wine is described by the panel as: “Rich but balanced with layers of flavour – dense fruit and racy acidity before a…

Heritage Honoured

From the earthiness of rooibos tea and traditional umqombothi bread to the riches of malva pudding and koeksisters … From scrumptious smoked snoek to cooked-to-perfection springbok loin. What can be more authentically South African and therefore better suited to a hearty Heritage Day celebration? Renowned for deconstructing classic recipes and in the creative process adding amazing and innovative touches of genius, the members of the Creation Culinary Team are masters…

Creation: from Strength to Strength

In Neal Martin’s recently published ‘South Africa Wine Report 2018’ no less than six Creation wines boast a proud 90+ points. Both the Art of Chardonnay 2017 and the Art of Pinot Noir 2017 scored a magnificent 93, with the latter being one of the two highest scoring Pinots in the report. Commenting on Creation, Neal, who is a Master of Wine and one of the most recognised names in…

Of Generous Land and Caring Hands

In 2002 Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin ventured along the scenic route between the coastal haven of Hermanus and the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge to discover a piece of paradise beyond their wildest dreams. Imagine 50 ha of land, never planted to vines before but used to graze sheep. Imagine a unique little enclave of hills and valleys, with the Babylon Toren Mountain towering in the background and the glittering waters…

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