An Epic Morning at Creation

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It is 5h30 am on Monday, 18 March and at Creation, on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, the anticipation runs high.  Yes, the harvest is in full swing, meaning that eager beavers move into the vineyards at the crack of dawn to ensure that the grapes reach the cellar in prime condition. But on this particular morning, there is something else in the air …

 

Creation: “Where the Magic Begins”

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With Creation enjoying such a proud reputation for wine and food pairing – among others a four-times winner of the prestigious KLINK ‘Great Pairings’ award  –  it is not surprising that the team has a natural affinity for sommeliers! Hence the day-long Creation ‘Sommelier Sojourn’ which took place in February and was attended by nine of South Africa’s finest sommeliers.

 

Amazing Wines from Ancient Vines

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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.

 

Romancing The Wine

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It’s Valentine’s week and love is in the air! This inspired Creation intern Baptiste Quinard from Burgundy to pen yet another passionate ode in praise of wine. Here is an extract from Carolyn Martin’s playful translation:

 

In Praise of Pinot Noir

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This past weekend saw 12 Pinot producers pulling out all the stops to showcase their wines at the sixth annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration. And what a celebration it was!

 

Creation Culinary Team ready and rearing to embrace 2019 with verve and panache

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Bright New Year’s resolutions, anyone? Well, the ever-inventive Creation Culinary Team is ready and rearing to embrace 2019 with verve and panache. “We’re aiming to tease your taste buds out of their comfort zone with extraordinary taste combinations and out-of-this-world flavour profiling,” says pairing guru Carolyn Martin – and she means it! 

 

On the Wings of Pinot Noir

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With the sixth annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration around the corner, lovers of this captivating cultivar will soon be flocking to partake in the festivities. Taking place on 25 and 26 January 2019 in the magical open-air setting of Nidderdale farm and surrounds, this sought-after highlight on the South African wine calendar is guaranteed to set your senses soaring.

 

Festive Fare for a Season to Remember

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It’s the season of goodwill, of togetherness and sharing; of friends and family getting together, gathering around the table and memories being made. To enhance these golden days the Creation Culinary Team takes pleasure in bringing you an exceptional array of tried and tested recipes to prepare and share with your loved ones – along with the perfect pairing wines of course!

 

The Pebbles Education Project supports close to 80 children in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

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In 2015, upon investigating the educational facilities available in the Hemel-en-Aarde, it became apparent that there were no Early Childhood Development facilities, that the local farm school was in desperate need of assistance and that the children had no afterschool assistance with homework, nor any extra-curricular activities.

 

Thanksgiving Month at Creation

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At Creation there is so much for which to be grateful. Not least of all the generous gifts Mother Nature has bestowed upon our beautiful estate. – Carolyn Martin

 
 
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