Along the now tarred R320 through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley linking Hermanus to Caledon there are several wine estates, one of which is Creation. I have been wanting to do a wine tasting there as I often buy Creation’s Syrah/Grenache blend and not tried any of the other varieties. It’s a stunning drive through the valley with vineyards and natural vegetation. A modern building awaits diners and wine enthusiasts set in beautiful surroundings dotted about with extraordinary wire artworks
I walked down to the ‘wire woman’ to take photos of the valley and spotted a Cape Sparrow building his nest …. within the lady’s upper back 🙂
Room with a view ..
Not the best pic of this graceful ballet dancer. I should have stood on her right hand side ..
Choosing wines to taste …
Our Sommelier, Ethan ..
Between the four of us, we had a number of varieties but all ended with a Pinot Noir. Two actually .. 2015 Pinot Noir and 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir. Both a bit young but we much preferred the Reserve 😉
For the Pinot Noir, a large glass is used. When I asked why, Ethan asked me to tell him after pouring the Reserve in both glasses. I didn’t realise how the shape and size of the glass changes the taste of a wine! The wine was soooo much nicer in the larger glass. Creation uses beautiful Riedel glassware for their dining and tastings ..
Stunning views while dining and/or tasting…
Food pairing for kiddies !! I like this 🙂 We saw a couple of children having a pairing meal .. it looked like fun ! Small bowls of yummy food with a fancy drink each served on a wooden platter
Tubs of herbs ..
What a great place !!! .. and another to return to on our next visit