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.

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Chardonnay

2013: Allocated 93 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2014: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Among Decanter magazine’s Ten Top South African Chardonnays
2014: Allocated  91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2015: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016
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+ points 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 Neil 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
2020: Allocated 95 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 92 points by Neil 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
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

 

 

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Pinot noir

2012: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2013: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
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 Neil 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 Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2019: Allocated 97 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge
2020: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international judge
2020: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2020: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2021: Allocated 95 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2021: Allocated 96 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

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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 Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
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 94 points by Neil 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
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 92 points by Neil 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

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Pinot Noir

2010: Rated 94+ in the authoritative Sommelier Miguel Chan Wine Journal
2010: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010:  Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Platinum Club)
2010: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2010: Voted best non-Burgundy Pinot Noir among 80 by the members of the prestigious The White Club at 96+ points
2011: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2011: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2011: Classic Champions 2013: rated ‘Best’ in Top Niche Red Wine Category
2012: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2013
2012: Gold trophy at Vinidivio 2013
2012: Grand Gold at 2013 SAWI Wine Excellence Awards
2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2012: Gold medal at 2014 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
2012: Gold medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots
2013: Gold medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots
2013: FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2014 (Best Pinot Noir Category)
2013: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2013:Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2013: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015
2013: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Allocated 90 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2015: Platinum at the 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
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 Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2018: Allocated 93+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine.
2019: Allocated 94 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
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
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: 5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2021: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

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Merlot

2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2013: Wine-of-the-Month Club Best Merlot of the Year 2015
2014: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016
2014: Grand Cru National Champion at 2016 National Wine Challenge
2014: Allocated 92 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
2020: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide

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Syrah

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2009: Allocated 93 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2009: Cited as a South African benchmark by wine industry guru Michael Fridjhon at Grape.co za
2009: Awarded the Wine-of-the-Month Club Trophy for Best Syrah (tasted among 169 Syrah wines in a blind tasting)
2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: Gold Medal at the international Premium Select Wine Challenge (ProWein 2012)
2010: Allocated 93 points by Andreas Larsson, one of the world’s most highly regarded sommeliers
2010: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2010: Allocated 17 points out of 20 by Richard Hemming for Jancis Robinson Wine Reviews
2012: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2013: 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
2015: Grand Gold at the 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2015: Allocated 90 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 93 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2018: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

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Sauvignon Blanc

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2011: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2012: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
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

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Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

2012: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Allocated 92 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2015: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016
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 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2021: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

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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

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Viognier

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2011: Rated No 1 on Frederic Dasse’s Top 10 Viognier List
2011: SAA Premium Class Wine Selection
2011: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2012: SAA Premium Class Wine Selection
2012: Grand Gold at 2013 SAWI Wine Excellence Awards
2013: FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2013 (Best Viognier Category)
2014: Grand Gold at the 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2013: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
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
Grand Gold at the 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

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Chardonnay

2008: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2012: Global Chardonnay Masters Gold Medal
2012: Allocated 91 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2013: Trophy winner in What Food What Wine? Competition (R100+ Category)
2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2013: Allocated 91 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2014: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Allocated 93 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2016: Grand Gold at the South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
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 Neil 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 Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019
2019: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2020: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
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

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Pinot noir

2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: 91 points by The Wine Gang (five of the UK’s most experienced wine critics) at the 2011 London International Wine Fair
2010: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: 5 Stars in Flemish newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws
2011: Allocated 91 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2011: Allocated 17 points out of 20 by Richard Hemming for Jancis Robinson Wine Reviews
2012: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2013
2012: FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2013 (Best Pinot Noir Category)
2012: Silver trophy at Vinidivio 2013
2012: Classic Champions 2013: rated among ‘Rest of the Best’ in Top Niche Red Wine Category
2012: Bacchus Classic Wine Trophy
2014: Grand Gold at the 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2012: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2012: Silver medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots
2012: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Platinum Club)
2013: Silver medal at 2014 Mondial des Pinots
2013: Gold medal at 2014 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
2014: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2015: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016 Platinum at the 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
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 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: 4.5 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide 2022
2020: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge

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merlot

2008: Diamond Award at Investec Winemakers’ Choice Awards
2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2009: Placed among South Africa’s finest at the inaugural 2011 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge
2009: Ranked Top Merlot (out of 95 tasted) in the March 2011 edition of Wine Magazine
2009: Veritas Gold Medal
2009: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Reserve Club)
2010: 4½ Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2010: Allocated 90 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2012: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner
2012: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2013: Allocated 92 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2016: Grand Gold at the 2016 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards
2017: Allocated 94 points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine
2018: Allocated 93+ points by Greg Sherwood Master of Wine

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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

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Syrah, Grenache

2009: Placed among South Africa’s finest at the inaugural 2011 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge
2009: Allocated 92 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2009: Veritas Double Gold Medal
2009: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner
2009: Rated at top end of Netherlands Wijnpers magazine’s Top 100 South African Wines
2009: 4 Stars in John Platter Wine Guide
2009: 4 Stars in Flemish Newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws
2010: Gold Medal at the international Premium Select Wine Challenge (ProWein 2012)
2010: 4 Stars in the April 2012 edition of Classic Winemagazine
2010: Veritas Double Gold Medal
2010: Gold Medal at the 2012 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)
2010: 4 Stars in John PlatterWine Guide
2010: Allocated 93 points by leading US wine critic, Robert Parker
2010: Allocated 90 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2010: Classic Champions 2013: 4 stars and rated among ‘Rest of the Best’ in Top Red Blend Category
2010: Platinum at 2013 SAWI Wine Excellence Awards
2011: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2013
Platinum Award at 2014 South African Wine Index (SAWi)
2012: Allocated 91 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2012: Wine-of-the-Month Club Category Winner (Reserve Club)
2013: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2015
2013: Allocated 93 points by Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and international wine judge
2014: Allocated 91 points by Neal Martin for Robert Parker, leading US wine critic
2014: Selected for the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines list for 2016
2014: Grand Cru National Champion at 2016 National Wine Challenge
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 andwine columnist
2017: Allocated 91 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2018
2018: Allocated 94 points by Neil Martin, Vinous South African Report 2019