Overstrand Applauds UNESCO Award

The thrilling news that Overstrand Hermanus was recently awarded UNESCO Creative City status for Gastronomy is a feather in their collective cap and a tribute to the many people who are so passionate about the region.

 

Creation Wine Takes Flight – Again!

To stay on top of the wine and food pairing game, Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently jetted off again, this time to explore some of the hottest cuisine spots in the UK and Europe. The trip brought them into contact with an exciting diversity of influences, both cultural and culinary, which says Carolyn, always triggers the imagination and is a wonderful source of inspiration. Last week she reported on the first leg of their trip; here is her account of their visit to Prague.

 

Creation takes Flight – Again!

One thing can be said about the Creation team without fear of contradiction: their sense of culinary adventure (coupled with their wanderlust) knows no bounds! To stay on top of the wine and food pairing game, Carolyn Martin and Daniela Messina recently jetted off again, this time to explore some of the hottest cuisine spots in the UK and Europe. The trip brought them into contact with an exciting diversity of influences, both cultural and culinary, which says Carolyn, always triggers the imagination and is a wonderful source of inspiration. What follows is her account of the first leg of their trip.

 

Beef Fillet Paired With Creation Merlot

October is International Merlot Month and in the Creation Tasting Room the focus is on the amazing pairing potential of this wine.  To celebrate, here is a recipe for Chef Francois Hugo’s delectable Creation Merlot pairing recipe.

 

Cauliflower and Gorgonzola Soup with Creation Merlot

The perfect winter pairing of Creamy Cauliflower and Gorgonzola Soup with the spicy aromas of Creation Merlot.

 

A Dash of Merlot Panache

Whether strutting its very own berry personality when vertically paired with Creation’s famous Gorgonzola and Cauliflower Soup, or snuggling up cosily to a creamy-dreamy Creation Resonance Dark Chocolate Baton – Merlot adds that very special zing to the menu.

 

Creation = Innovation

Creation was among the nine top South African wineries recognised for creating a positively memorable tourist experience at the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards held on 18 September.

 

Hermanus bidding to become South Africa’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Hermanus is situated in the southern Cape of South Africa in the region of Overstrand. This picturesque region lies about 115 kilometers from Cape Town and has world-renowned vineyards yielding wines of acclaimed international repute.

 

Creation Wines: Where Quality Begins

Quality to some can be likened to a rainbow, logically the rainbow must have a beginning and an end but we only see the beautiful and somewhat mystical final arch and not where it begins nor where it ends. Much like rainbows, we as consumers often don’t realize that the mechanisms allowing for quality are hidden beyond the horizon, in the background or at the end of the rainbow.

 

Creation in ‘Rich Vein of Form’

Creation Wines on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is proud to have two of their wines scoring an impressive 96 points (the equivalent of a gold medal) in the recently published 2019 South African Special Report by Tim Atkin MW. The two top achievers are the 2018 Creation Art of Chardonnay and the 2018 Creation Art of Pinot Noir, making Creation the only estate to score 96 for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from over the 250 wineries that Tim visited.