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Viva Prince Pinot!

Ask Carolyn Martin what her favourite red wine is and she answers without hesitation. Yes, it is Pinot Noir which she fondly refers to as ‘Prince Charming wandering through the forest picking wild strawberries’. And which she also dearly loves for its great pairing potential. Take for example the delectable combination of Poached Line Fish, Raspberry Curd, Beetroot Dust, Pickled Radish, Herb Oil and Creation Reserve Pinot Noir presently offered…

67 Minutes of Fun

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela On the cold winter’s morning of 18 July, the Creation Wines team set out to celebrate Mandela Day with the children of the local Pebbles Education Project. And what an exciting time it…

Functional Art to Enrich Life

Visitors often remark on the unique tableware used to present the Creation wine and food pairings. As with at least 80% of the fresh, seasonal ingredients featured on the menus, pairing guru Carolyn Martin and her team prefer to source their imaginative ceramics from local sources. A beautiful example is the iconic Vineyard Art Collection, handcrafted by Corinne de Haas at the Potter’s Gallery in Kleinmond. “Our ceramics are created…

Creation. On Top of the World

Creation Wines proudly celebrates its place among the 50 top wineries selected at the inaugural 2019 World’s Best Vineyards (WBV) awards. Over 1 500 nominated wineries from a total of 17 countries were represented and the winners were chosen by a prestigious international voting academy. Click here to read the media release. Creation Wines – Where Heaven and Earth Meet “Tucked away on the slopes of Hemel-en-Aarde is Creation Wines – a magnificent…

Heard along the Olive Grove

The exciting news is out: apart from their latest wine releases the Creation team also recently introduced their first olive oil. The 2019 Creation Extra Virgin Olive Oil was grown in two Hemel-en-Aarde groves planted in 2007 on the Mount Babylon and Vrede farms and covering 1.5 hectare in total. Selected for their suitability to the terroir, the cultivars include four Italian varieties – Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Favolosa –…

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. Pairing guru Carolyn Martin recently proved her considerable skills once again at a demo held as part of the Hermanus FynArts festival. Titled ‘The Facts & Fun of Wine & Umami Pairing’, the event was held in the Creation Tasting Room…

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 2018 Creation Cool-Climate Chenin rewards with a bouquet of gentle ginger, tender tomato leaf, apple skin and honeycomb. It is a wine as remarkable in its purity as it is in its joyous…

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. Click Here To Read The Complete Blog Winter, Syrah and…

Home is where the Art is

Creation, home of the award-winning Art of Chardonnay and Art of Pinot Noir wine portfolio, has been supporting the Hermanus FynArts festival since 2011. This year’s FynArts takes place from 7 to 17 June and the Creation team looks forward to welcoming you to their beautiful estate with a unique programme. 8 June: Integration @ Creation – Opening of Nanette Ranger’s enchanting sculpture exhibition in the Creation Fynbos Garden. The opening coincides…

‘Wonderful Times at Creation Wines’

This week’s guest blogger is Lukas Winter who has among others, the following to say about himself: I’m just an ordinary boy, no, ‘ordinary’ is too bland, it’s not the way I would narrate my characteristics, I would describe myself with adjectives like witty, rational, practical and logical, but in my stories, I’m normally completely illogical. And this is what Lukas has to say about his recent visit to Creation:…

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