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Inviting Nature In

Friends are so inspirational. They send you thoughtful messages just when you need them most. A great example is our friend Baptiste Quinard from Burgundy. For the longest time we’ve been discussing the development of our Tasting Room space. Then, when we hit an all-time low with the pandemic at the beginning of January this year, we received a most precious gift from Baptiste in the form of unique and…

Creation. Sustainability through Innovation

The rise of technology and industry may have distanced us superficially from nature, but it has not changed our reliance on the natural world: most of what we use and consume on a daily basis remains the product of multitudes of interactions within nature, and many of those interactions are imperiled. – Jeremy Hance, award-winning environmental journalist With World Earth Day being celebrated on 22 April, this is as good…

Creation Bravehearts Rule, OK

 They tried to take our sales, but they can never take our harvest! Oh, for the aroma of freshly crushed grapes! Yes, it’s harvest-time and at Creation the excitement runs high. True to tradition Pinot Noir, the Prince of Reds, is the first to be picked. This year’s harvest interns are Glenn Martin and Henning Blaauw, third year Oenology students at Stellenbosch. Due to COVID-19 and travel being somewhat unpredictable,…

Beef Wellington with Root Vegetables and pistachio puree

Beef Wellington with Root Vegetables and pistachio puree Yields 6 portions Creation Estate Pinot Noir   Beef Wellington 800g Beef Fillet 400g Puff Pastry 200g Duxelles 90gLonza/Parma ham slices 15 ml oil 50g butter Salt Black Pepper Sprig of thyme 1 bottle Creation Estate Pinot Noir Onion peel from duxelles 1 carrot, Chopped 1 whole egg 1 egg yolk   Trim and season beef fillet. Heat a thick base skillet…

Flatbread with Beef Fillet, Rocket, Sundried Tomato, Gruyère, Rosemary

Flatbread with Beef Fillet, Rocket, Sundried Tomato, Gruyère, Rosemary Enjoy with the Whale Pod Spyhopping Red Yields 6 flatbreads   530 g cake flour 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 20 g fresh yeast 1/2 tbsp salt 1/4 tsp bicarb 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 1/4 cup water 250 g sundried tomato pesto 150 g gruyère shavings   In a dough mixer, combine all the ingredients except the…

That’s a Wrap for 2020!

I was born and bred in the Cape Winelands and had the privilege of growing up on three wine estates – close to the soil, close to the people.  I know about the struggle and effort it takes to raise a vineyard and about all the hands and hearts that go into it. I have never underestimated the tenacity it takes to cope with the vagaries of the weather, water…

To the Goodness that Surrounds Us!

In our little piece of paradise every dawn brings an exciting new challenge, and innovation is a way of life. We are inspired by the exquisite offerings of our region and our pristine environment – our town proudly received the UNESCO Gastronomy Listing in 2019. We have exceptional local suppliers, ranging from our fishermen and cheesemakers to our wheat farmers and their organic flour mills, our livestock farmers, our fruit,…

Creation Wines and Von Geusau Chocolates: A World of Passion

  Visit the Von Geusau Chocolates website and you’ll read: ‘Richard von Geusau has a passion … it is chocolate … not just good                 chocolate but great chocolate.’  Similarly, the Creation team has a passion for wine … world-class wine. From Creation Wines on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus comes the delectable news that the team has just relaunched their famous…

Kirsten’s Dream Visit to New Zealand

A couple of months ago it was reported that one of the Creation cellar staff members was stuck in New Zealand due to Covid-19. Now his colleagues, friends and family are delighted to welcome Kirsten Myburgh back into the fold. What follows is an edited version of an interview conducted with him by  Noluvu Lulu Ludidi  of the Hermanus Times.    When you heard you would have an opportunity to…

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