Our Accolades

Situated high up on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus, Creation’s vines climb the steep hills of Babylonstoren Mountain to a lofty altitude of 290 metres above sea level. Here they bask in generous sunlight, flourish in clay-rich soils, and dance in the cool breezes blowing in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

 

In fact, the vineyards are within 7 kilometres of Walker Bay and according to owner-cellarmaster JC Martin, these maritime conditions are fundamental to the distinctive quality of the wines. Proof of this distinctive quality is the wide array of local and international accolades regularly won by the Creation Range.

Brand Recognition Awards

WORLDS BEST VINEYARDS (WBV) AWARDS
2019: Number 45 in the World in World’s Best Vineyards Awards
2021: Top 10 in the World, number 1 in Africa in World’s Best Vineyards Awards
2022: Number 37 in the world, Number 1 in Africa in World’s Best Vineyards Awards
2023: Number 4 in the World, Number 1 in Africa in World’s Best Vineyards Awards

V D’OR
2024: Best Brand Experience

TIM ATKIN’S BEST CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE
2019: Voted as South Africa’s best cellar door experience

SHIRAZ SA
2023: The Bernard Podlashuk Trophy for Excellence and Innovation

GREAT WINE CAPITALS AWARDS
2013: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa
2016: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa
2017: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa
2019: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa
2020: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa
2021: Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa and Global
2022: Best in wine Tourism Restaurants and Services in South Africa
2023: Best in Wine Tourism Restaurants and Art and Culture in South Africa
2024: Best in Wine Tourism Services and Art and Culture in South Africa

the art of CReation
Chardonnay

2014: Among Decanter magazine’s Ten Top South African Chardonnays
2015: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Allocated 95 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2017: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2017: Allocated 92 points by Anthony Mueller for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2018: Allocated 95+ point by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2018: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER
2018: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2018: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2019: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2019: Allocated 18.5 – 19 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER
2019: Allocated 94 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: 5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2022
2020: John Platter’s Chardonnay, White Wine of the year 2022
2020: Allocated 97 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2020: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2021: Allocated 95 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2021: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 94 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report
2022: Allocated 95-96 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine Tasted 2023

 

Glenn’s Chardonnay

2020: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2021 Report
2020: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 96+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023
2021: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: 5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2021: Allocated 95+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023
2022: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report
2022: Allocated 95 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023

 

 

The art of creation
Pinot noir

2015: Silver medal at 2015 Mondial des Pinots
2015: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge
2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2015: Allocated 95 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2016: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2017: Allocated 92 points by Anthony Mueller for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2017: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge
2017: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2018: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge
2018: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2019: Allocated 97 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international Judge. 2020 Report
2019: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2021 Report
2020: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2020: Allocated 89 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2022
2021: Allocated 95 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2022
2021: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: Allocated 95 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023
2021: 5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report
2022: Allocated 94+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023

Emma’s Pinot noir

2017: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2017: Allocated 93 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine Tasted 2018
2017: Allocated 95+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023
2018: Allocated 96 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2018: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2018: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2019: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2019: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2019: Allocated 95 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023
2019: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER
2020: Allocated 89 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2021: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2022: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 94+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine. Tasted 2023

Creation Reserve
Chardonnay

2016: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Allocated 93 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2017: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2017: Allocated 94 point by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2018: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2018: Allocated 94 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2018: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER
2019: Allocated 18+ / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER
2019: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2019: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2021 Report
2020: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: 5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2022
2020: Allocated 94 point by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2021: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report

Creation Reserve
Pinot Noir

2013: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Allocated 92 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2015: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.
2015: Allocated 93 points, top of the 2017 Winemag.co.za Pinot Noir Report.
2016: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.
2017: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.
2018: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2018: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2018: Allocated 93+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.
2019: Allocated 88 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2019: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2020 Report
2019: Allocated 18.5 / 20 by Reviewed by Giuseppe Lauria, Editor-in-Chief WEINWISSER
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2021 Report
2020: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2020: Allocated 87 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2021: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 88 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Repoer

Creation Reserve
Syrah

2017: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2018: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2018: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report

Creation Estate
Sauvignon Blanc

2015: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2022: 4 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023

Creation Estate
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2015: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2016: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2018: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2019: Allocated 87 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2019: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2021: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: Allocated 87 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 89 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report

Creation Estate
Cool Climate Chenin Blanc

2018: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023

 

Creation Estate
Viognier

2015: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Grand Gold at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2020: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2021
2022: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023

Creation Estate
Chardonnay

2016: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2017: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2018: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2018: Allocated 90+ points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2019: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2019: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2022
2021: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2022 Report
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2021: Allocated 87 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2022: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report

Creation ESTATE
Pinot noir

2015: Gold medal at 2015 Mondial des Pinots
2015: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2016: Allocated 91 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2018: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2019: Allocated 86 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2019: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 87 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2021
2020: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2021: Allocated 86 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2021: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023
2022: Allocated 89 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge. 2023 Report

Creation ESTATE
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit verdot

2008: Diamond Award at Investec Winemakers’ Choice Awards
2008: Veritas Gold Medal
2008: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2009: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Reserve Club)
2010: Bacchus Classic Wine Trophy 2014
Grand Gold at 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2012: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2012: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015
2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: 90 points at 2016 RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards convened by Winemag.co.za
2014: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Allocated 94 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author andwine columnist

Creation ESTATE
Syrah, Grenache

2009: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2009: Veritas Double Gold Meda
2010: Veritas Double Gold Medal
2015:Platinum at 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2015: Allocated 93 points by Jamie Goode, renowned British author and wine columnist
2017: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2018: Allocated 94 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2020: Allocated 89 points by Neal Martin, Vinous South African Report 2022
2020: 4.5 starts in John Platter’s Wine Guide 2023