Creation Wines of South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of multiple award-winning Bibendum, who with immediate effect will represent and handle the distribution of the Creation wine portfolio in the UK.
Established in 1982, Bibendum is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative wine merchants. Among its many recent accolades are the 2015 Drinks Business Award for Best Launch, the 2015 Sommelier Wine Award for Merchant of the Year and the 2014 Harpers Award for Best Overall Agent/Distributor.
Creation Wines is situated on the sought-after Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near the coastal resort of Hermanus in the Western Cape, where it has been producing top quality, terroir-reflective wines since 2006. Recent accolades include a Platinum Award for its Syrah Grenache blend as well as Grand Gold for its Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot blend, its Pinot Noir and its Viognier at the South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards. 2014 also saw 5 Creation wines rated 90 points or more by Robert Parker and 11 Creation wines scoring a coveted 90 points or more in wine guru Tim Atkin’s report on South African wines. A further feather in the Creation team’s cap has been the fact that the 2013 Creation Reserve Pinot Noir was among only 51 wines and brandies allocated a 5-star rating in the 2015 edition of the authoritative Platter Wine Guide.
Creation co-owners Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin are delighted to be joining forces with Bibendum and believe that their brands will be in great and trusted hands. “We’re looking forward to further expose our wines on an international level and to maximising the potential of our new partnership.”