Wine tasting at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

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

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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 🙂

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Room with a view ..

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Not the best pic of this graceful ballet dancer.   I should have stood on her right hand side ..

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Choosing wines to taste …

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Our Sommelier, Ethan ..

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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 😉

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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 ..

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Stunning views while dining and/or tasting…

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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

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Tubs of herbs ..

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What a great place !!!  .. and another to return to on our next visit

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