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Congratulations & Jubilations as Creation wins Global Award

Two weeks ago Creation Wines on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge had the honour of receiving the regional 2021 Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Best of Wine Tourism Award for Innovative Wine Tourism. This week a delighted Creation team learnt that the estate has been declared the 2021 Global Winner for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences. Since the announcement congratulations have been pouring in from all over the world with co-owner and marketing director…

Pinot at its Pinnacle

When it was recently announced that the Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2018 was among the Top Five at the inaugural Mosaic Pinot Noir Awards, co-owner Carolyn Martin responded that it is always rewarding when a Creation wine gets this recognition from a reputable tasting panel. To which she added: “What makes us especially proud of this award is that the competition seeks to identify wines to serve as a…

Inspiration + Innovation = Creation

Creation Innovation TOP 5 Pinot Noir – Art of Pinot Noir 2018 Creation Tasting Room What’s wrong with Groovin Innovation award

Creation: Memorable Wines from Mature Vines

“As Creation’s vines get older, so the quality of the Pinot Noirs they produce continues to increase,” says Tim Atkin MW in his latest (2020) South Africa Special Report. And it is not only the Creation Pinot Noir that he rates highly. In his report no less than ten Creation wines qualify for a Medal of Excellence, which means a score of 90+. Three of these wines also qualify for…

A Passion for Pinot

Ask Creation viticulturist and winemaker Jean-Claude (JC) Martin about his favourite cultivar and he responds without hesitation: Pinot Noir. He loves drinking it, he loves growing it and he loves making it! Small wonder there are four Pinot Noirs in the Creation portfolio and even less wonder that they win accolade upon accolade, locally as well as internationally. “Pinot Noir at its best is an inspiring, elegant and multi-faceted wine…

Het verhaal van Creation.

Je zou kunnen stellen dat ’t verhaal van Creation bekend is, of beter gezegd van de wijnfamilie Finlayson. Stellenbosch is een oud en klassiek wijngebied. In de jaren ’70 bezat de familie Montagne in de bottelary heuvels in Stellenbosch. Ik mag me gelukkig prijzen de eer te hebben gehad een paar jaar geleden een vintage ’78 van Montagne te proeven uit de privé collectie van de familie Mullineux. De wijn…

Wijnoogst 2020 – een speciale herinnering

De vintage van 2020 zal altijd herinnerd worden door de vele uitdagingen die het Creation team heeft moeten trotseren vanwege de Covid-19 Lockdown. Maar volgens cellarmaster Jean Claude Martin (JC) ziet het er toch veelbelovend uit. De oogst is goed in balans en de kwaliteit van de druiven is erg goed.   De oogst begon al vroeg in het jaar met de druiven voor de MCC die al half januari…

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