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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…

Of Fine Art, Wine, Culinary Art and Fynbos

With its launch timed as a prelude to this year’s FynArts Festival, the anticipation surrounding Creation’s new ‘Story’ menu is mounting. And so is the excitement elicited by Nanette Ranger’s exquisite sculptures already gracing the Creation Fynbos Garden. Add to these the magical chords compiled by local sound designer Ivo Ivanov, and it becomes abundantly clear that you can look forward to an amazing sensory experience: ‘Integration at Creation’.  …

The Semi-sweet Taste of Success

You can sense Kirsten Myburgh’s anticipation when asked what his first venture as a Creation winemaker is: ‘’I’m making a semi-sweet wine; Hemel-en-Aarde has not produced a semi-sweet Sauvignon Blanc before and it will be a first for this cool-climate area. It is a new experience and it is great being offered this challenge. What I have learned is that what you put in is what you get out!” Wise words…

Doing the Culinary Highways and Byways of Europe (2)

Always in search of new flavour adventures and intriguing combinations, Creation’s Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently took to the culinary highways and byways of Europe once more. This time to Tallinn, Wroclaw, Tønsberg, Brummen, Haarlem, London, Chilworth and Marazion.   Last week Carolyn reported on the first leg of their trip; this week she continues from Haarlem to Marazion. Sunday, 31 March – Haarlem, Netherlands Having left Brummen and the…

Doing the Culinary Highways and Byways of Europe

Always in search of new flavour adventures and intriguing combinations, Creation’s Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently took to the culinary highways and byways of Europe once more. This time to Tallinn, Wroclaw, Tønsberg, Brummen, Haarlem, London, Chilworth and Marazion.   What follows is an abridged version of their inspirational journey. Wednesday, 27 March – Tallinn, Estonia What motivated our visit to this fascinating restaurant-lounge in the heart of Tallinn’s medieval…

For Easter, with Love

That Creation wines are delightfully versatile and food friendly is no secret. This is thanks to the refreshing natural acidity, the multifaceted complexity and the excellent balance of these cool-climate wines. Add to this owner Carolyn Martin’s passion for flavour profiling and it’s also no wonder that the estate is regarded as a trendsetter in the field of wine and food pairing. So, what to expect when lunching at this…

Those Happy, Hectic Days of Harvest

When recently asked why he returned to Creation for a second harvest, German intern Max Fredrich’s spontaneous reply was that “at Creation the mood is always good”! Creation’s Carolyn Martin confirms that harvest is a happy, but also a hectic time. “Having commenced in January with the early picking of our Chardonnay for the Elation Méthode Cap Classique, the 2019 harvest is now in. Following the Chardonnay, our industrious harvest…

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