Taking pride of place on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge in South Africa’s Walker Bay Wine Region, Creation Wines affords impressive views of the towering mountain peaks that surround it. While this spectacular panorama alone would surely be enough to inspire the team to soar with the eagles, it is also the very earth beneath their feet that motivates them.
The estate was established in 2002 by Jean-Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin. According to JC (a Swiss-trained winemaker and viticulturist) Creation’s 450-million-year-old soils combine with cool maritime conditions and an exciting variety of slopes and aspects to create a truly unique terroir. Add to this the vibrant sense of innovation prevailing on the estate and it is hardly surprising that Creation is going from strength to strength.
The team has just launched a brand-new brunch pairing menu comprising five of their award-winning wines, each matched with a delectable dish. In the meantime yet another new wine and food pairing menu is waiting in the wings. Aptly named ‘The Story of Creation’, this exciting innovation will replace the estate’s classic Wine and Tapas Pairing, promising to be as popular yet with an intriguing sense of drama. The new menu will be introduced mid-June.