#FlashbackFriday – The Creation of Wine

Creation Wines

The Hemel-en-Aarde valley is not called that for no reason. This is an untouched little piece of heaven on earth, nestled away in the Overberg mountains. The one wine farm in the area which was personally on my bucket list to visit was Creation.

Welcome to Creation Wine Tasting room
Welcome to Creation Wine Tasting room
Creation Wines' Tasting room , overlooking the mountains
Creation Wines’ tasting room overlooking the beautiful mountains
© Creation Food & Wine Pairing
Source © Creation Food & Wine Pairing

The Wine pairing includes more than 7 canapés and cost R1250.00 per person.”. The transformation of flavours are amazing from first tasting the wine and then tasting a canapé. I can highly recommend to anyone who has in interest in gourmet-styled food or someone interested in knowing which wine to pair with which flavours.

Wine Pairing & Canapés

Creation pairing|Gazpacho with fine scallops
Gazpacho with fine scallops

A fresh canapé to cleanse the palate was paired with Creation Sauvignon Blanc. The scallop was fresh and the pairing worked well together.

Creation pairing|Puff pastry with avocado, prawn & vanilla mayo
Puff pastry triangles with avocado, prawn & vanilla mayo

Paired with Creation’s Chardonnay. This is something I would love to prepare for guest before dinner at my own home. It is easy to prepare and is packed with flavour.

Creation pairing|Goat's milk panna cotta, beetroot & lentil on rye toast
Goat’s milk panna cotta, beetroot & lentil on rye toast

Paired with Creation Pinot Noir; one of the grape varietals this part of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley is famous for. The Pinot Noir did not disappoint and I even purchased a bottle to take home.

Creation pairing|Cauliflower & gorgonzola soup with herbed croûtes
Cauliflower & gorgonzola soup with herbed croûtes

The soup was paired with Creation Merlot. The cauliflower & gorgonzola soup had a rich and creamy texture, real comfort food!

Creation pairing|Five spice pulled pork wonton with date & Darjeeling purée
Five spice pulled pork wonton with date & Darjeeling purée

Paired with Creation Syrah {This combination might be my favourite.} The spicy notes of the Syrah balance the Asian five-spiced pulled pork stuffing. To top it of the sweet, yet tangy Date & Darjeeling purée.

Creation pairing|Duct confit with Malay aioli & Grenache syrup
Duct confit with Malay aioli & Grenache syrup

Paired with the Creation Syrah & Grenache blend.  A great blend indeed, I can recommend it.

The crème de la crème.

This was by far the best, yes the best springbok I have ever tasted. The Springbok was well prepared and the flavour combinations worked beautifully together. This was a creation by chef Warwick Taylor and it’s excellent!

Creation Food |Springbok medallions & mushrooms with roasted potato triangle peas puree
Springbok medallions & mushrooms with roasted potato triangle peas puree
Creation Farm|Lunch on the lawn
Lunch on the lawn

YoVisit Creation, it is a must! For more info visit the Creation Wines Facebook page or follow @CreationWines on Twitter.

www.creationwines.com

www.creationwines.com

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