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  Commenting on the present lockdown situation, Creation’s Carolyn Martin says: “Virtual experiences of being apart and together at the same time are what we are enjoying the most right now. Although we miss the camaraderie of physically being together, we will do our best to reach out to our clients over the next weeks to enjoy some good times together.” Collaboration is now more vital than ever before, and…

Sommelier’s Choice 24 – Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

We’re pleased to resume our popular series in which we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Chris Milner and Tomas Maunier from the Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill in Manchester. Tomas says: Coming to Fazenda is an experience, not just a sit-down dinner. It is a journey – from the food…

Chef’s Choice – Chris Black, Bellevue Café, Durban

In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Chris Black, owner and chef of Bellevue Café in Durban. Chris says: Whenever Guy (Cluver – co-owner) and I compile our wine lists we always try to get Pinot Noir on there, because it goes so perfectly with the style…

Sommelier’s Choice 23 – High Timber

In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Neleen Strauss, co-owner and sommelier of High Timber in London, UK. Neleen says: I chose the Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2015. Firstly, it’s delicious and I also think 2015 might be the vintage of the past 15 years. The wine…

Kayla-Ann Osborn’s Choice – The Chef’s Table, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban

In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Kayla-Ann Osborn from The Chef’s Table in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban. Chef Kayla-Ann says: Our restaurant so close to the sea is the perfect setting to enjoy Creation’s cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon blend grown in the maritime wine ward of Hemel-en-Aarde…

Constantijn’s Choice – Hartford House, Mooi River, KZN

In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome back Constantijn Hahndiek from Hartford House in Mooi River, Natal Midlands. Chef Constantijn says: I’m a big fan of Creation because the team is so food focused; and then I’m a big fan of Chardonnay because of its diversity. The…

Duncan and Constantijn’s Choice – Hartford House, Mooi River

In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Duncan Bruce and Constantijn Hahndiek from Hartford House in Mooi River, Natal Midlands. General Manager Duncan says: The Creation Art of Pinot Noir is a beautiful and elegant wine with subtle spiciness. It reminds you of eating a bowl of…

Nigel & Sarah’s Choice – The Stack, Cape Town

In this popular series we feature selected restaurants from around the world. Each chooses a favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome the stylish Nigel Pace and Sarah Ord from The Stack in Cape Town. Nigel says: The choice of wine was not a tricky one! The Creation Art of Chardonnay is a feast in a bottle – everything you can hope…

Sommelier’s Choice 22 – Cape Grace Hotel

In this popular series we feature selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world. Each chooses his or her favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Marlvin Gwese (head sommelier) and Brian Mahlangu (assistant sommelier) from the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town. Brian says: A few years ago I embarked on an excursion to the renowned Hemel-en-Aarde. After numerous wine tastings…

Sommelier’s Choice 21 – Azure

In this popular series we feature selected sommeliers from top restaurants around the world. Each chooses his or her favourite Creation wine, tells us why and recommends a matching dish. This week we welcome Gregory Mutambe from the fine dining restaurant Azure at The Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town. Gregory says: The Creation Art of Pinot Noir is one of the best I have tasted from South Africa. As…

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