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Creation Wines supports Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Creation Wines is proud to be hosting a special Pink Tasting on Saturday 27 October – with the full ticket cost to be donated to the non-profit organization, Reach for Recovery, for their Ditto Project.  Launched in 2011, The Ditto Project has provided a total of 5,024 silicone prostheses costing more than R3,1 million to women who could not afford one.  “The Ditto…

Of FynArts and Fine Wines

Creation, proud home of the highly acclaimed Art of Chardonnay and Art of Pinot Noir wine portfolio, has been supporting the Hermanus FynArts festival since 2011. This year FynArts takes place from 8 to 17 June and the estate looks forward to showcasing the works of accomplished sculptor, Gordon Froud. The artist has been actively involved in both the South African and the international art world for the past 30…

Creation Pinot Noir. 5-Star Art in a Glass

In the recently launched 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide only four Pinot Noir wines boast the coveted five-star rating – among them the rare, site-specific Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016. The grapes for this limited-release wine were selected from a small pocket within a single vineyard block, planted on 450-million-year-old clay loam soils with decomposed Bokkeveld shale. “The wine was 30% whole-bunch fermented to capture the freshness of…

Creation Peak of the Pinots

When Winemag.co.za in conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin recently released their inaugural Pinot Noir Report, Creation Wines was delighted to find their 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir at the top of the list. There were 52 entries from 33 producers and Creation’s top score of 93 points won the estate a barrel of their choice from Tonnellerie Saint Martin. According to Creation co-owner and winemaker, Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, Pinot Noir can…

10 Creation wines excel with 91 or more in 2017 Tim Atkin Report

Creation Wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge Ward of South Africa is pleased to announce that Tim Atkin (MW) has awarded no less than 10 of its wines 91 points and more in his recently published 2017 South Africa Special Report. A British Master of Wine, Tim has distinguished himself as an award-winning wine journalist and is frequently invited to act as a judge for international wine competitions. He is widely…

Creation Wines. A vibrant future based on innovation in wine and food.

Taking pride of place on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in South Africa’s Walker Bay Wine Region, Creation Wines affords impressive views of the towering mountain peaks that surround it. While this spectacular panorama alone would surely be enough to inspire the team to soar with the eagles, it is also the very earth beneath their feet that motivates them. The estate was established in 2002 by Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn…

Creation Clinches 4th Klink Award

First of all: a huge thank you to all our supporters who voted Creation the winner of Klink’s ‘Great Pairings’ category for 2017. The winners were announced on Friday 31 March and Creation is delighted to have won this distinction for the fourth time!  As a pioneer in the field of wine and food pairing our estate offers no less than eight pairing options with an exciting new concept aptly…

Creation: Yet Another Award for Innovation

When Great Wine Capitals (GWC) recently announced the South African winners of its Best of Wine Tourism Awards for 2017, Creation Wines was once again honoured with the ‘Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences’ award. This marks the third time in five years that Creation has received this accolade and co-owner and marketing director Carolyn Martin says the Creation team is thrilled. “We constantly strive to surprise and delight our visitors with…

Creation Wines. A Proud Pinot Pedigree

Many a moon and many a tide ago in a beautiful little enclave near the sea, the breezes off the ocean made a pact. Every afternoon at an appointed time, they would chase the clouds high, high up to the peak of a nearby mountain and set them dancing and swirling, churning and whirling in a spectacle too wondrous to describe. It is thanks to this amazing ‘thermal vortex’ –…

Jean-Claude Martin

Co-owner, viticulturist and cellarmaster, Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, South Africa. Ensuring that Balance, Elegance, Distinction and Finesse are the hallmarks of every wine in the Creation range is his mission. How does Jean-Claude (JC) Martin achieve this? “First of all we have 450-million-year-old Bokkeveld shale and drained clay loam soils which combined with our cool climate create excellent winegrowing conditions,” says JC. During the annual growth period temperatures rarely exceed…

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