Creation – Keeping The Home Fires Burning

As you will understand, our trading hours as communicated in last week’s newsletter are no longer valid. In accordance with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a 3-week national lockdown we will be closed as from 27 March until 16 April 2020 when we hope to reopen. We will keep you informed. 

 

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.

 

Hands Full of Blessings at Creation Wines

At Creation, all grapes are harvested in a 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.

 

The Truth in the Terroir

Creation holds the concept of ‘resonance’ near and dear as one of its four core values. “What originates in the vineyard resonates in the glass and at Creation our ultimate mission is to reflect the heart and soul of our terroir in our wines,” explains co-owner Carolyn Martin.

 

Creation Wines At Cape Wine Auction 2020

Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust has been on a mission to raise money in support of education in the Cape Winelands ever since. This year’s glittering two-day event (14 and 15 February) saw Creation Wines’ eco-friendly auction lot titled ‘What a Wonderful World’, raising an amazing R340 000.

 

Heart of the Harvest

Following their popular ‘Summer Love Story’ pairing menu, the Creation Culinary Team is now pulling out all stops in celebration of Harvest 2020. And this means not only the grape vintage but also the choice fresh produce harvested from the Overberg and surrounds. Among the many treats on their brand-new menu will be sensorial tastings using key elements from the unique Creation terroir to titillate the senses, says pairing guru Carolyn Martin.

 

A Week in the Creation 2020 Harvest Calendar

Yes, it is harvest time at Creation and the vineyards and cellar are abuzz with activity … and anticipation. Cellarmaster Jean-Claude Martin says growing conditions throughout the year have been great and the grapes are ripening gradually and evenly. “We had beautiful weather conditions with ocean breezes cooling the vineyards and started off by harvesting the grapes for our Creation Art of Pinot Noir. The whole bunches were loaded into open wood fermenters to start natural fermentation and in the cellar it’s all hands on deck.”

 

Pinot Applause!

Aptly titled ‘Under Pinot Skies’, the seventh Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place over the weekend of 24 and 25 January and once again glittered in its unique presentation.

 

Wild Yeast finds Resonance in Elegant Wines

Resonance is a core Creation value. Co-owner Carolyn Martin explains: “In the Tasting Room it means that we constantly strive to create experiences that resonate with our guests, making their visit personal and memorable. In the cellar it is about echoing the sense of place: respecting what Mother Nature provides and enhancing rather than transforming her gifts. What originates in the vineyard resonates in the glass and this is especially true of the terroir-reflective wines in the Creation portfolio.”

 

Creation Wines – Where Heaven and Earth Meet

Tucked away on the slopes of Hemel en Aarde is Creation Wines – a magnificent place where food and wine take centre stage. Look out onto their spectacular vineyards while you sip on wine and enjoy fabulous food prepared with the best local ingredients.