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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…

Vintage 2020. Creating Memories

They say wine records and then reflects history as no vintage is ever the same. While this has mostly to do with climatic conditions, the 2020 vintage will certainly also be remembered for the challenges posed by the Covid-19 Lockdown. At Creation however, the prospects are rosy with Cellarmaster Jean-Claude (JC) Martin saying that the crop was well balanced and the quality of the grapes great. The harvest started early…

The Great Taste of Sustainability

When Overstrand Hermanus was recently (2019) awarded UNESCO Creative City status for Gastronomy, it was one of only 10 cities worldwide and the first on the African continent to receive this distinction. “What an honour to be recognised as a laboratory of ideas and innovative practices and for bringing a tangible contribution to achieving sustainable development goals that directly benefit our community,” comments Creation co-owner Carolyn Martin. The UNESCO recognition…

Hands Full of Blessings

At Creation all grapes are harvested in the time-honoured way – by hand. This is in line with co-owner Jean-Claude (JC) Martin’s respect for Mother Nature and his artisanal approach in both the vineyard and the cellar. Why hand-picking? “Our harvest team knows exactly what to look for in a bunch, ensuring that no overripe or damaged grapes or leaves land in the crates. This precludes the need for sorting…

Wine and the Arts – Rejoicing in the 2016 Harvest

At the onset of harvest this past week, our imaginative team donned garlands made of vine leaves and had a great deal of fun, re-enacting the myths of ancient Greece. The scene resembled a celebration in honour of Dionysus and a celebration it certainly was! Need to brush up on your Greek mythology? Well, Dionysus of course is the god of the grape, harvest, winemaking and wine and also the…

Evolution of Pairing: How it started

Since its inception in 2002 Creation Wines has held innovation as one of its defining principles. While this has led to a range of wines characterised by rare elegance, distinction, balance and finesse it also gave rise to the award-winning Canapé and Wine Pairing concept, a first for a South African wine estate when launched in 2009. Since then Creation has developed a myriad complementary wine and food pairing experiences:…

Creation. Always a Green Welcome

The South African wine industry represents one of the major attractions for visitors to the Cape and in recent years there has been a growing trend among tourists, both local and international, to consider environmental issues when selecting a destination.   In the Cape Winelands there are several accreditations indicating a winery’s commitment to its natural surroundings and the presence of checks and balances to ensure minimal impact and responsible…

5 Interesting Wine Terms

As a wine lover you will appreciate the fact that the world of wine can be both fascinating and confusing. To help you understand the jargon better, here are five important terms, explained:   Malolactic Fermentation Lacto-bacteria convert tart malic acid into creamy lactic acid in a secondary fermentation. When grapes are harvested they are high in natural malic acid – to soften this in red wine and some white…

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