Select Wines Estate Partners: CREATION WINE ESTATE
Situated high up the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus, Creation's vines climb the steep hills of Babylon Toren Mountain to a lofty altitude of 350 metres above sea level. Here they bask in generous sunlight, flourish in 450-million-year-old clay loam soils with decomposed Bokkeveld shale and dance in the cool breezes blowing in from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. During the annual growth period, temperatures rarely exceed 30 degrees C, while the cool night index throughout the year is 12 degrees C lower than the day-time temperature.These factors result in full-flavoured grapes of outstanding quality, allowing for the creation of complex wines with length and depth.
The estate's modern cellar was completed in time for the 2007 vintage and features state-of-the-art equipment imported from Germany, Switzerland and France. Ranging from a pneumatic punch-down system to stainless steel tanks with built-in cooling and heating systems, the vinification facilities are worthy of the superb grapes harvested on the farm. All the red wines are matured under optimum conditions in 225-litre French oak barriques.