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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

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…

‘Unforgettable Time at Creation’ – Nicolas Weber

Last week Jordy Hesseling from the Netherlands shared his impressions of the two months he spent as a harvest intern at Creation. This week we’re talking to Nicolas Weber from Germany. Nic’s family owns a winery in the beautiful Mosel Valley in Germany.  He studied at the world-famous Geisenheim, completing a degree in Viticulture and Oenology. He also gained experience working a number of harvests in Germany, Italy and New…

Creation Pinot Noir. 5-Star Art in a Glass

In the recently launched 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide only four Pinot Noir wines boast the coveted five-star rating – among them the rare, site-specific Creation Art of Pinot Noir 2016. The grapes for this limited-release wine were selected from a small pocket within a single vineyard block, planted on 450-million-year-old clay loam soils with decomposed Bokkeveld shale. “The wine was 30% whole-bunch fermented to capture the freshness of…

Proudly Pinot. Proudly Creation (Part 2)

With Friday 18 August being National Pinot Noir Day, we take pleasure in focusing on this fascinating cultivar, tracing its history since the Roman era. Did you know? Pinot Noir is one of the most ancient cultivars with the earliest mention recorded in 1375, but with evidence of its existence stretching back as far as the Roman era, circa 100 AD. Over time mutations have resulted in a large number…

Proudly Pinot. Proudly Creation

No doubt about it: right now Pinot is the Vino! Yes, Friday 18 August is National Pinot Noir Day and at Creation, where we proudly grow and bottle three different award-winning, terroir-expressive Pinots, we take pleasure in reflecting on this wonderful yet sometimes wayward cultivar. Pinot Noir has a bit of a reputation. To some winemakers it is even known as the ‘heartbreak grape’. The cultivar is difficult to grow…

Pinot Panache

The fourth International Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place over the past weekend with winemakers, chefs and wine lovers gathering from far and wide to partake in the exceptional wine and food of the Hemel-en-Aarde wine region. As part of this event, Creation Wines hosted their intriguing Kiss and Tell tasting which featured a series of European Pinot Noirs alongside their own. The tasting was conducted by guest sommelier Jörg…

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