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US$7 - US$50
European, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our 3 day wine tasting tour at Creation, and it ticked all the boxes. Jack and Tinashe were especially attentive and knowledgeable even though the room got busier over the morning. The closeness of the vines, the vista of the top end of...the valley, and the excellent wines made for a memorable start. The stand outs for me were the SB 2021 and the PN 2019 (but I didn't know that yet!). We decided to go back at lunchtime for the restaurant. At first I thought it was a mistake - their fine-dining style pairing menu was not what I wanted, but Monique managed my grumpiness very well. In the end, we opted for the steak and the pork belly, and what a happy accident it all was in the end. The food was the best I'd had in a long time (and proved to be the best of our 4 day tour it turned out) and the 2019 PN it was paired with made my "to buy" list. Thank you, Creation for your care, your passion, and for all you offer in the tasting room.More

Date of visit: April 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adam, Thank you for including Creation into your wine tasting tour and for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your wine tasting and pairing lunch with us and that Jack, Tinashe, Monique and our chefs were able to help make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I travel, I am discovering I truly love experiences which I know will leave a lasting connection to a place. Creation Wines is beautifully nestled into the Hemel-en -Aard Ridge near Hermanus. Using wine, food, art, and people, the owners draw you into an...intimate experience with one of the worlds greatest destinations. We were lucky to have run into someone who convinced us that this was the place to experience for wine and a great meal. The owners are ever present and you can see their loving touch in everything from the landscaping to the locally sourced foods used to pair with their excellent wines. Absolutely 5 star experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Draym85, We're so happy that you decided to visit Creation and experience all that we have to offer. It certainly is our mission to ensure that our passion shines through in all that we do.Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the wine tasting, along with a delicious cheese platter for 2. We tried all the whites and a few pino noirs. Jack was incredibly knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. We were lucky to get a great seat outside, without a...booking.More

Date of visit: April 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to write this lovely review for us. We are very happy to hear that Jack was able to help make your experience at Creation a memorable one and we do hope to...More

Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Utterly disappointed in this winery experience. This is a restaurant and not a winery. The entire venue is geared for dining. There is no area for wine tasting, so you are placed among diners. We left after 2 wines tasted, as the staff were not...well trained on the wines and needed to serve too many guests. We were so looking for to the wines, but left disappointed. This is what happens when a winery forget about the wine and outsource a restaurant. Your wine should be your focus and the food secondary. Only come here if you are dining. Avoid if you want to have a wine tasting.More

Date of visit: April 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2022

Dear Captain Cape Town, How we would love for you to reveal your true identity and tell us more about your experience! 😊 Our Tasting room caters for both wine tasting and food and wine pairing experiences. We love spending time with our guests, whether...More

Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

A beautiful venue with not a wonderful experience! What I shock I was in for when We were served wine and bubbles in a water glasses… when I asked why the explanation was due to the wind. 5 minutes later a table with 4 arrive,...right next to us all serves in champagne than wine glasses. When I asked for an explanation I got told it’s the owners son and his friends! How shocking I’m appalled. Why would you serve paying customer wine and bubbles in a water glass, it’s warms the drinks due to the shape but for the owners son the rules are different! Customers keep them in business not the other way around! I was offered the wine free which I refused as this is not the point, it’s the principle! You cannot change the rules and ruin the experience for customers that love the experience. I had planned to buy 2 cases of wine when I saw first handed the class distinction we paid and left. I do hope the owner reads this. It doesn’t matter is you rates number 1 or 10… your standards and customers should always be your number 1 priority! You don’t want to become a Kodak or Nokia …More

Date of visit: March 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2022

Dear Ferocious1, Please note that the glasses you were tasting from, were definitely not water glasses but Riedel O to go Stemless Universal wine glasses as it is a great solution to prevent glasses from blowing over in windy conditions. Glenn, the owner’s son was...More

Reviewed 3 March 2022

A very happy lunch, with friendly and informed service, excellent food & wine pairings. We were privileged to be experiencing the new menu.

Date of visit: March 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Dear Jonestowerslb, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your great feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our new menu. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Wishes Team Creation

Reviewed 3 March 2022 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed wine tasting at Creation Wines only for it to descend into the worst dining experience in 33 years in South Africa; in fact the worst dining experience anywhere in the world. My friend ordered hake as a main course for lunch, however it...was uncooked so he asked to speak to the chef, who was unable to explain why the fish was uncooked, or offer a remedy. I pointed out the main course (chicken) served to me and another friend was the smallest main course I had ever seen and came with no accompaniment. We were then asked to leave the premises by the proprietor, Carolyn Martin, and physically threatened by American diners at the adjacent table, who appeared to be Carolyn’s personal guests. Do not eat here under any circumstances!More

Date of visit: March 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2022

Dear PFP424, Our experience of the unusual events that unfolded in our tasting room today are as follows. Three male guests spent several hours in our tasting room, seemingly dissatisfied with our menu demanded to speak with our chef. They proceeded to loudly and repeatedly...More

Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Creation was our top choice from previous experience, to take our friends visiting from California next month. We went to check, after hearing negative press. Thank heavens we did. No charm. Average service and terrible food. The duck was the worst ever with a sauce...tasting like cheap barbecue sauce on the side.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

The wine tasting was delicious and the platter for 2 was tasty. Setting is picturesque and incredibly beautiful. Just a pity that the wind was blowing quite hard. But no one can do anything about that!More

Date of visit: February 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Dear Redheadedstepchild37, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for visiting. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us (pity the wind didn't play along ;) ). We hope to welcome you back again very soon!...More

Reviewed 14 February 2022

Took my girlfriend to Creation Wine Farms (And stayed at their Voormanshuis accommodation). We were treated like royalty throughout our stay. The food was delicious and service was perfect. The wine was the best I have ever had and I could not help but doing...wine tastings at 9am ;) Jack, the front-of-house, went out of his way the entire weekend to spoil my girlfriend and myself. He ensured that it was such a perfect weekend for us that by the end of the weekend, I left not with a girlfriend, but with a Fiance instead. Jack made us truly Experience Creation. What a wonderful human. Will definitely return and would recommend Creation to any and everyone!More

Date of visit: February 2022
TeamCreation, Owner at Creation Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Dear Jaryd, Thank you for choosing Creation for your very special wedding proposal! We are so very happy that we were able to make your experience with us a memorable one for you and your fiancé. We look forward to welcoming you both back very...More

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So, I am curious: Was the defamation claim ever pursued?
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Creation Wines is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5