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Starring: Seductive Sauvignon Blanc

This week the spotlight is on that seductive, appetite-teasing and well-loved cultivar: Sauvignon Blanc. And that’s not only in observance of International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday, the 6th of May. At Creation the favourable comments issuing from the vineyard team certainly indicate that the 2022 vintage is well worth a celebration. “The quality of the grapes was exceptional and one could once again see Mother Nature’s kindness to us,”…

Joy to the Senses

Our new seasonal harvest menu, Taste the Terroir, is almost ready to be savoured and what a feel-good feast it promises to be! In creating it we’ve strived to reflect our love for our farm, our region and for what we do. While the menu is a celebration of our 2022 vintage, it also celebrates harvest on the farms around us, showcasing the fresh, locally sourced ingredients we so proudly serve at…

Pinot at its Pinnacle

When it was recently announced that the Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2018 was among the Top Five at the inaugural Mosaic Pinot Noir Awards, co-owner Carolyn Martin responded that it is always rewarding when a Creation wine gets this recognition from a reputable tasting panel. To which she added: “What makes us especially proud of this award is that the competition seeks to identify wines to serve as a…

Creation Syrah, Grenache: A Real Dish of a Wine!

This past week saw the release of the 2016 Creation Syrah, Grenache, one of the estate’s flagship blends and a wine renowned for its remarkable pairing versatility. The wine has enjoyed great acclaim since the release of the maiden (2007) vintage, with among the latest accolades for the 2015 vintage 92 points allocated by Neal Martin for eRobertParker.com and 93 points allocated by Jamie Goode, a renowned British wine writer…

Pinot Panache

The fourth International Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place over the past weekend with winemakers, chefs and wine lovers gathering from far and wide to partake in the exceptional wine and food of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region. As part of this event, Creation Wines hosted their intriguing Kiss and Tell tasting which featured a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside their own. The tasting was conducted by guest sommelier Jörg…

Celebrating All Things Chardonnay

At the moment the talk of the town is Chardonnay. And that includes the launch of Creation’s first (2016) Reserve Chardonnay, the upcoming Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration and also the recent De Wetshof Chardonnay Celebration. The latter was attended by Carolyn and JC Martin and a lot of insight was shared. One speaker especially, the US wine writer and novelist Jay McInerney, caught the attention. Among Jay’s words of wisdom…

Release of 2015 Creation Fine Cape Vintage

With the holiday season almost upon us, the release of Creation’s 2015 Fine Cape Vintage (Port) could not have come at a better time. This is the estate’s second release of a fortified wine; the previous vintage was released at the end of 2014, selling out in less than two months. The 2015 vintage comprises only one thousand 375 ml bottles, each elegantly packed in its own black velvet bag….

Merlot Magic

October is Merlot Month and to celebrate we bring you all things Merlot – starting with the terroir. Merlot is widely regarded as one of the world’s most difficult cultivars to grow. At Creation on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge however, we are blessed with a number of factors contributing to the successful cultivation of the fickle Merlot. Firstly there’s the macro-climate which has a great influence on the suitability of this…

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