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Under Pinot Skies – Bookings for 2020 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration Now Open

World-class Pinot Noir nurtured under cool-climate African skies … choice regional cuisine and heavenly scenery. These are but a few of the ingredients contributing to the joie de vivre of what has become one of South Africa’s most prestigious wine festivals. Yes, the seventh Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Celebration will take place over the weekend of 24 and 25 January and rest assured that the event will once again glitter in its…

Creation Gin: The Joy is in the Detail

With the exciting launch of Creation’s first gins the question can be posed: gin from one of South Africa’s top cool-climate wine estates? Carolyn Martin explains: “The possibilities of what to drink with what you eat are fascinating. And so are the choices of an uplifting drink after one’s meal. Although gin is often enjoyed as an aperitif we also love drinking it as a refreshing pick-me-up after the meal…

Overstrand Applauds UNESCO Award

The thrilling news that Overstrand Hermanus was recently awarded UNESCO Creative City status for Gastronomy is a feather in their collective cap and a tribute to the many people who are so passionate about the region. It is one of only 10 cities worldwide to be recognised by UNESCO for Gastronomy in 2019; what’s more it is the first city on the African continent to receive this distinction. Creation’s Carolyn…

‘Big in Japan’

With Japan now on everyone’s lips as the host country for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and with our own Springboks through to the finals – go Bokke, go! – we thought Erika Dignas’ recent visit to the home of the Brave Blossoms to be an appropriate topic. The Japanese people’s love for rugby certainly impressed her. And yes, she did indeed visit Yokohama where she witnessed the game between…

Creation takes Flight – Again! (2)

To stay on top of the wine and food pairing game, Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently jetted off again, this time to explore some of the hottest cuisine spots in the UK and Europe. The trip brought them into contact with an exciting diversity of influences, both cultural and culinary, which says Carolyn, always triggers the imagination and is a wonderful source of inspiration. Last week she reported on…

Creation takes Flight – Again!

One thing can be said about the Creation team without fear of contradiction: their sense of culinary adventure (coupled with their wanderlust) knows no bounds! To stay on top of the wine and food pairing game, Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently jetted off again, this time to explore some of the hottest cuisine spots in the UK and Europe. The trip brought them into contact with an exciting diversity…

Five Destinations. A World of Experience

Always keen to keep track of the latest developments in the world of wine and food, members of the Creation team regularly travel the globe to find new inspiration. Thus the 21-year-old Chef Charl van Wyk recently had the opportunity of spending three months abroad, gaining valuable experience at several restaurants in the Netherlands, Estonia and the UK. Charl tells his story: As a chef I have always dreamt of…

A Dash of Merlot Panache

Whether strutting its very own berry personality when vertically paired with Creation’s famous Gorgonzola and Cauliflower Soup, or snuggling up cosily to a creamy-dreamy Creation Resonance Dark Chocolate Baton – Merlot adds that very special zing to the menu.  October is International Merlot Month and in the Creation Tasting Room the focus is on the amazing pairing potential of this wine, says Creation pairing guru Carolyn Martin, adding that the…

Creation = Innovation

Visit the Creation website and you’ll find the following quote from owners Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin: “Here, high up on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, every dawn brings an exciting new challenge and innovation is a way of life. This trendsetting spirit has shaped our vision and led to many a thrilling achievement as reflected in our impressive list of wine awards.” Visit the beautiful estate itself and you’ll find that…

Hermanus bidding to become South Africa’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Hermanus is situated in the southern Cape of South Africa in the region of Overstrand. This picturesque region lies about 115 kilometers from Cape Town and has world-renowned vineyards yielding wines of acclaimed international repute. The pristine environment of greater Hermanus attracts large numbers of tourists, both local and international, to Hermanus where the ocean provides sustainable fishing from Kleinmond to Gansbaai, while the valleys and the farms produce food…

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