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Viva Prince Pinot!

Ask Carolyn Martin what her favourite red wine is and she answers without hesitation. Yes, it is Pinot Noir which she fondly refers to as ‘Prince Charming wandering through the forest picking wild strawberries’. And which she also dearly loves for its great pairing potential. Take for example the delectable combination of Poached Line Fish, Raspberry Curd, Beetroot Dust, Pickled Radish, Herb Oil and Creation Reserve Pinot Noir presently offered…

Wine, Women and Fun

With Friday 9 August being Women’s Day, Creation’s ‘Leading Lady’, Carolyn Martin, pays tribute to four memorable women whose example and inspiration contributed in various ways to her outlook on life and to the person she has become. Among my fondest childhood memories are those of my paternal grandparents’ wine farm Hartenberg in the Stellenbosch region, and more specifically of my bright, creative and legendary grandmother, Eleanor Finlayson. We had…

A Wonderful Winter Affair

At the time of writing the surrounding mountains are clad in cloaks of furry mist, casting a dreamlike ambience over the landscape. The undulating vineyards, now in deep hibernation, stand starkly etched against the wintry horizon; a magical silence prevails … Welcome to Creation on the breathtakingly beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, where each season has its own allure. With winter now in full swing, it’s not only picturesque but also rather chilly…

67 Minutes of Fun

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela On the cold winter’s morning of 18 July, the Creation Wines team set out to celebrate Mandela Day with the children of the local Pebbles Education Project. And what an exciting time…

Compliments to the Kitchen!

My name is Jonathan Das and I’m the son of a South Africa mother and a Canadian father.  Having just finished my first year at Fanshawe Culinary School in Canada I wanted to spend a few months in South Africa, learning more about different kinds of food, ingredients and developing my skills. My grandparents live in Hermanus and on my second day in South Africa I had lunch at Creation….

Heard along the Olive Grove

The exciting news is out: apart from their latest, much anticipated wine releases the Creation team also recently introduced their first olive oil. The 2019 Creation Extra Virgin Olive Oil was grown in two Hemel-en-Aarde groves planted in 2007 on the Mount Babylon and Vrede farms and covering 1.5 hectare in total. Selected for their suitability to the terroir, the cultivars include four Italian varieties – Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and…

Wine & Food Pairing: Art or Science?

There can be but a few places on earth where the natural partnership of wine and food is embraced more wholeheartedly than at Creation Wines on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. That Creation wines are exceptionally versatile and food friendly is no secret. This is due to the refreshing natural acidity, the multifaceted complexity and the harmonious balance of these cool-climate wines. Add to this owner Carolyn Martin’s passion for flavour profiling…

The Cool Charms of Chenin

Saturday 15 June 2019 is #DrinkChenin Day and Creation, along with fellow members of the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa, look forward to celebrating this signature cultivar in style. Click here to find out more. The fascinating history of Chenin can be traced back to the Anjou region of France where it is believed to have originated way back in the 9th Century. It is also believed that the variety…

Rosé with Resonance

      Discreetly pink, like the first blush on the cheek of a ripening peach. Rewardingly aromatic, with echoing scents of sun-ripe peach and apricot mingling with a titillating hint of cranberry and a trace of sandalwood. Saturday 8 June 2019 is widely regarded as International Rosé Day and judging from the description above, the Creation Rosé is certainly worth a celebration. The 2018 vintage comprises 80% Grenache Noir…

Local is Delectable

Never prepared to rest on their laurels and always eager to treat their guests to new culinary adventures, the Creation team have just relaunched their Charcuterie Pairing Menu. The new offering features a feast of four courses, each comprising an award-winning Creation wine perfectly paired with an artisanal meat cut and accompanying side dishes. “In line with our philosophy of creating distinctive wines expressing our unique terroir, is our belief…

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