Creation Tasting Room

6 Reviews
Bakery fare, Fine-dining food, Modern, Tapas
Phone Number 0282121107 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

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Menu - CR MENU 12 2017 - Updated February 2018


R130 avg main meal
Bakery fare, Fine-dining food, Modern, Tapas
R130 avg main meal
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Visa
Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian

Location and contact

Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Road (from Hermanus), Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Rupesh Kassen

The scenic Hemel-en-Aarde ridge is home to the well-known wine label Creation. Co-owners Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin established the winery in early 2002 and later opened their celebrated and highly awarded restaurant.

Expect innovative food and a superb wine offering to match. The menu extends a variety of options to immerse yourself in the estate's wines, paired with contemporary cuisine.

The showstopper of a 6-course taste adventure, artfully paired with 8 award-winning Creation wines allows you to explore the story of Creation. Each chapter is explained by the waiter and wines paired with equally interesting tasting portions.

A new addition of a small plate pairing allows you to choose the number of courses to enjoy and is also paired with wines from the estate. Our choice of a cauliflower soup with gorgonzola and blueberries was a comforting match to the reserve merlot. A deconstructed venison pie served with slow cooked and seared venison was a masterful combination with the syrah grenache. The mango sabayon with yuzu meringue and lemon verbena was a lively match to the reserve chardonnay and stole the show for me.

There is still a myriad of other pairings like the brunch, cheese, charcuterie, gelato and chocolate. Vegans have a dedicated option and a non-alcoholic tea paring is also available. Children are not forgotten and can also join in with 5-course kid friendly tasting.

It is recommended to make a booking through all season for both wine tasting and the restaurant due to popularity.

The full range of the cellars wines are available for tasting and purchase. You will not be disappointed if you only taste the two reserve wines; Creation Art of Chardonnay and Art of Pinot Noir.

Our creation experience was seamless from the time we made the booking down to the last goodbye. Staff are well versed on the wines and create a comforting atmosphere while still being professional.

The terrace and lawn area operate during the warmer seasons and allow you to enjoy the expansive views and picturesque valley while sipping your wine. A roaring fire in the centre of the contemporary tasting room will keep you cosy in the colder month while enjoying the stellar views through the floor to ceiling glass panels.

Best for...
A lazy gastronomic lunch in the scenic valley with stellar wines.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Superb creative food driven by the wonderful wines they pair with. This is a treat of an experience on every level. And then there’s the views, just wow!
    Amazing gourmet dinners, innovative wine parings, excellent wine and friendly, knowledgeable service. The view is beautiful, as well. Love it!
    A beautiful restaurant and farm. The area is well known for it's Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We had the wine and cheese pairing platter and it was excellent. Especially the truffle and pollen infused honey! If you're out this way, visit!
    It is a rare finding for me that a set menu has every kind of food that I enjoy on it - what a delight when every dish that was set before me was beautiful, delicious, perfectly paired with the right wine AND my favourites. A superb way to spend my birthday doing one of my best things in life - eating good food, with the best company (my husband, of course) and looking at the most beautiful views all around me. A special place indeed!
    What a place to spend a rainy wintery Friday afternoon! Lucky to be spending a long weekend in Hermanus, we made sure to book for lunch (for 6 adults and 6 kids) at Creation. A roaring fire place greeted us, and we were seated right near it (definitely something to request when booking for a winter's day!). Victor (wine) and Proud (food) looked after our table with ease - special mention to Victor who pulled out the stops on the wine tasting. I ordered the charcuterie & cheese platter, which was adequate and my sister had the 8-canape wine pairing, but the real stars of the table where the cauliflower soup and pork belly ordered by the rest of our table. Truly outstanding. The canapé/wine pairing concept is a good one, but falls down a bit in execution, as you end up having to go back to the beginning of the wine tasting that the whole table has already been enjoying (free) from the time of seating. It's a bit of an ask of the wine steward to be doing an individual wine pairing for one person, while doing a tasting for 5 others at the same time. So that was the adults sorted... what about those 6 kids, aged 3-14? They were very happily entertained in the specially kitted out kids room, and only came out to have their (excellent) toasted sarmies and a food/drink pairing for the one adventurous 4 year old. Definitely worth a visit - we will be back!

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