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For the Love of our Land

Situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, we are blessed with one of the most biodiverse wine regions in the world. Our passion is to preserve our natural environment for generations to come through sound practices that not only maintain but also renew. To this end, we are committed to participating in, and supporting leading scientific initiatives in our industry. These include ClimaVin, a global climate change project…

Creation. Embracing the Future

The CapeWine 2022 theme is centred on ‘Sustainability 360’ which highlights the three core pillars of Place, People and Prosperity. At Creation we applaud this theme for its relevance to our industry and society as a whole. For the Love of our Land Situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, we are blessed with one of the most biodiverse wine regions in the world. It is our passion…

The Story of Creation

The story of Creation is as old as the hills – dating back to when Mother Nature created our lofty mountain slopes and undulating valleys, bestowing upon them exceptional winegrowing conditions. At the same time our story is as young as our state-of-the-art winery and as vibrant as our inspired team who contribute their passion and expertise to create a unique and authentic, terroir-expressive experience. This vignette is of course…

That’s a Wrap for 2021!

At a recent media lunch kindly hosted by the Western Cape Government, I was given the opportunity to comment on the journey that led to Creation attaining its position as No 10 in the 2021 World’s Best Vineyards and No 1 in Africa. The gist of my response was that this global award is not just for Creation, it is a tribute to all our stakeholders and the South African…

Experience the Enticing Scents of Summer

The evocative fragrance of a sprig of oregano; the alluring bouquet of a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Experience Creation this summer and celebrate life! A wholesome, tactile experience of aroma, taste, texture and colour. This is how Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin describes the estate’s latest pairing menu, to be launched on Wednesday, 1 December 2021. Simply titled ‘Experience Creation’, Carolyn says the menu brims with the scents and secrets of an…

Grapes, Stems and All Things Good

The process which sees whole bunches (grapes, stems and all) being placed into fermentation vessels and left to ferment seems relatively simple. However, this is far from the case – there are many complexities for the winemaker to bear in mind. Fact is however that this traditional approach can add nuances to wine which no other fermentation technique can. History Whole bunch fermentation has been around since the beginning of…

Creation. Celebrating Teamwork and Innovation

At a recent media lunch kindly hosted by the Western Cape Government, I was given the opportunity to comment on the journey leading to Creation attaining its position as No 10 in the World’s Best Vineyards 2021 and No 1 in Africa.  Here is an excerpt: Since 2002, we have put our passion and energy into making world-class wines, such as our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We have designed delicious…

Nomvula in the Netherlands (2)

The past two weeks have been amazing. I am more independent and allowed to run my own section of tables, taking orders, putting them in the system, etc. The people who work with me have the confidence to let me work on my own and I also have more confidence in myself. I now know what I am doing, and if there’s something I don’t know, there are always my…

A New Season Celebrating Hospitality

Welcoming our guests and understanding what they need and enjoy is what inspires us as a team. The world is constantly changing and instead of worrying about this, we believe in embracing new practices:  to lead, serve and learn from each other. Challenging as this may be, we are upskilling all the time. Sometimes this can create tension and discomfort but the rewards are more than worth it! Last week…

Nomvula in the Netherlands

 Week 1: 15 – 20 August 2021  Sunday: We arrived at Kasteel Engelenburg and were shown our rooms where I waited for the manager to finish the wine tastings he was conducting at the time. The other staff welcomed me and showed me around. Monday:  I received my schedule for the week and quickly learned the variety of drinks served with lunch. Following the lunch service which ended at 16:30,…

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