Amazing Wines from Ancient Vines

Amidst the hustle and bustle of harvest activities, this past week saw the Creation cellar team beaming with pleasure as they received three tons of old-vine Chenin Blanc from Windmeul Kelder in Paarl. The significance of this rather unusual event is that it heralds Creation’s participation in South Africa’s unique Old Vine Project (OVP). Click here to read more about the project.

The Creation old-vine Chenin Blanc will be the second Chenin in the estate portfolio. The maiden vintage, launched in 2017, was the first cool-climate Chenin to be grown and made in the Hemel-en-Aarde. The wine rewards with crisp quince and fresh green apple flirting with the smoothness of coconut milk and is a great companion for salmon. Click here for the Creation Culinary Team’s scrumptious recipe for Salmon Gravadlax with Rye and Herb Crumble, Lemon Tarragon Sphere and Fennel Foam.