The Martins describe their Creation Wines estate as their "little piece of paradise". On the Hemel-en-Aarde ridge, they have built a young winery that goes hand in hand with nature and produces excellent wines in return.
A new land for wine - Creation Wines
The year was 2002 when Jean-Claude and CarolynMartindecided to build a winery in a remote corner of Walker Bay. Vines had never been planted here before, and the two saw this as a challenge to create a unique model winery. Jean-Claude and Carolyn combine their Swiss and South African roots, as both families have been involved in viticulture for a long time, to create something special.
Best conditions for best wine
The vines of Creation Wines grow on the slopes of the Babylon Gate Mountain. The sunlit slopes, cool winds from the Atlantic and clay soils provide the best conditions for the grapes. Temperatures rarely exceed 30°C, so they don't have to endure heat. The grape varieties grown are:
- white: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay
- red: Grenache, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah
The cellar, which was built in 2007, features state-of-the-art technology such as pneumatic immersion systems for the must, stainless steel tanks and temperature controls. The estate's red wines are aged exclusively in French barriques.
Commitment to Creation Wines
In the spirit of their model function Creation Wines joined the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative to promote conservation and sustainability programs in viticulture. Furthermore, the estate has been awarded the green seal of the Integrated Production of Wine, as well as the EnviroWines accreditation, which so far only nine wineries in South Africa hold. Creation Wines is involved in several charitable causes, such as schools and cancer research. Many of its own fundraising activities have already been carried out, or, for example, the Rotary Clubs in the area have been supported.
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|Street:||Hemel en Aarde Road PO Box 1772|
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|Telephone:||+27 28 212 1107|
|Fax:||+27 28 212 1127|