Touching Creation … and it has a play area

We headed out to the Overberg on the weekend.

We spent the weekend at High Seasons Guest Farm– which for a place to stay is brilliant.

Your biggest noise factor is the sound of cows moo’ing – I have stayed at High Season on several occasions, and each time I say “cripes, this must be the best place on the planet…”  The cottages are divine, the entire setting is wonderful – and you can bring along your well-behaved dog.

We headed out on Saturday to a wine farm.

The problem with this plan is that it requires a certain measure of getting out of bed early, and then getting going. Great in plan, a bit less oomph in execution.

By the time we got moving and wine sipping it was 13h00, so that sort of makes it more gulping than sipping.  We went along to HermanusPietersfontein Wine Tasting.  Everyone rated the red wines as being incredible – I found the white wines a bit “meh” …. but wine is about personal taste, and what you enjoy.

Not being deterred on the wine front – we were directed to pop in at Creation, which is along the Hemel-en-Aarde Road.

I really was not expecting much.

I figured a large draughty room, us tasting wine and freezing to death. It was sunny but cold, and I was frozen to the marrow.

But then we arrived at Creation.  Oh my giddy aunt!!

What a brilliant place.  We sat down in this lovely dining area, with kids running around, and wine glasses as a chandelier!!

I am not sure where the best part was – but it was all pretty heady stuff.  They had a Wine Paring Canapes menu available and we all ordered it.

Oh. My. Gruffalo!

I think I might have crossed over to the other side.  I am not a red wine drinker.  I never drink red wine.  5 of the wines were red, and they were brilliant.

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It was one of those experiences where the wine is broken down into its various components of flavour and then the food is built up of those individual tastes and the result is you take a sip of wine, a bite of your canape, and then another sip of your wine — and then the flavour explodes.

What a divine experience.

I can easily add this to one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Got a few days?  Want a wonderful get away, pop in at High Season Guest Farm, and shoot across to Creation Wines for such a memorable experience it will make your eyes roll back in your head.

And there is a play area for your kids.

Does that sound like winning?  Totally!4

{no this is not a sponsored post — just had a divine weekend, and a lovely canapes with wine pairing}

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