Sumaridge Wine Estate, proudly owned by the Bellingham Turner family. Winemaker Gavin Patterson embarked on his viticultural career in his birth country of Zimbabwe at the age of 18.  From 1990, and for the next 14 years, he honed his skills as manager, winemaker and then proprietor of Green Valley Vineyards in Odzi, Zimbabwe. On arriving in South Africa, he spent a year at Hamilton Russell Vineyards as Vineyard Manager. He joined Sumaridge in mid 2005, as winemaker and viticulturist accumulating an impressive number of prestigious local as well as international awards for the Sumaridge wines.
Sumaridge Wine Estate

 Sumaridge Wine Estate

Sumaridge Wine Estate © Noleen Kutash

Sumaridge Pinot noir 2008

Pinot Noir 2008

A serious wine showing a deep ruby colour with classic elegance in fruit expression. Dark berry and forest fruit aromas combine with a subtle oak character which lends a smoky spiciness to the well integrated palate. This is further complemented by smooth tannins, which add complexity, lingering to a velvety finish. It has texture, poise, elegance and layers of complexity which will continue to unveil and evolve, as its flavour ages gracefully to peak 2­3 years maturation and then more.

Winemakers Choice Diamond 2008
Veritas Silver 2008
John Platter 2010 Guide **** 2008

Sumaridge Chardonnay 2009
Chardonnay 2009

This Chardonnay strives to present the delicate fruit expression of the grape, underpinned by the benefits of a subtle presence of well gauged oaking to show off the inherent qualities and a reflection in its purest sense, of this place, Sumaridge. The typically lively minerality derived from our soils and cool maritime air, combine effortlessly with lime, quince and citrus blossom as fresh flavours, which augment the, rich mouth feel that lingers long on the aftertaste. A versatile wine best enjoyed with most white meat dishes as well as creamy pasta meals.

Michelangelo Gold 2008
Veritas Gold 2008
Wine Magazine ***(*) 2006
John Platter
2010 Guide ***(*) 2008

The Guesthouse:

The owners of Sumaridge Holly and Simon were keen that others should be able to share with them the beauty of the estate, and they transformed a former farm cottage into a gorgeous, secluded, five-room lodge.
Sumaridge Wine Estate Guestlodge
Sumaridge Wine Estate Guestlodge Living Room
The main lodge has four en-suite bedrooms, all with brushed-oak flooring and four poster beds; each is gently themed to an indigenous flower. The very spacious rooms also boast private patios or balconies. There is also a separate wheel chair friendly suite. The house is extremely child friendly. The décor has a contemporary feel with just a touch of Africa.
The lodge has a spacious, open plan, living and dining room with a fireplace for cold winter nights. There is a fully fitted kitchen with - not surprisingly - a well stocked wine fridge!  Use the same contact info for the restaurant to book your accommodation.
View from Sumaridge Wine Estate Guestlodge

The full ranges of Sumaridge wines for tasting and purchasing are available; between noon and 3pm daily. You are also able to order a food platter here to compliment the Estates award winning wines. Bookings are only essential during important and/or public holidays.  Groups of 10 or more people require a booking as well as a R25 tasting fee.

TEL: +27 (0)28 312 1097

Creation Vineyards, Cellars and Tasting Room

In 2002, a vibrant team invested their innovative expertise to create a wine selection of great distinction. This is a story that originated in the famous winelands of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, where two young Swiss winemakers and viticulturists forged a close friendship during the late 1990s. Enter Jean-Claude Martin and Christoph Kaser who at the time were employed at the ancient wineries of Grillette and Hôpital de Soleure.

As fate would have it, Jean-Claude married the South African-born Carolyn Finlayson in 1999. Carolyn is the daughter of one of the Cape’s most highly acclaimed wine pioneers: Walter Finlayson of Glen Carlou fame. During frequent visits to his wife’s home turf, Jean-Claude had the opportunity of assessing the winegrowing conditions here on the sunny southern point of Africa. Gradually the idea of owning their own piece of land and moving to South Africa was born.  In 2002, that dream became a reality when the Martin’s acquired the land, known today as Ceation; the deal became even sweeter, when Christoph Kaser and his wife, Heidi Kellerhals Kaser, co-invested in the property, in 2005.

 Creation's owners; the Martin's and Kaser's

Creation Pinot noir
Creation Pinot Noir:
Deep ruby in colour, gleaming and inviting in the glass. The intensely fragrant bouquet shows a mélange of red berry aromas, elegant vanilla and a whiff of wood spice. These follow through on the full-bodied palate where soft, supple tannins contribute to the dense structure. A superbly balanced wine with a lingering, memorable aftertaste.

Creation Chardonnay 2011

Creation Chardonnay:
Straw yellow with attractive glints of green. On the nose, glorious layers of sun-kissed pear and peach are enhanced by fresh minerality and a hint of piquant vanilla. The full-bodied palate is in perfect harmony: generously fruity and subtly spicy, with well-judged acidity contributing excellent balance and a lively, lingering aftertaste.
Creation Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Creation Sauvignon Blanc:
Pale straw yellow in colour with twinkling flashes of green. A superbly balanced wine beckoning with aromas of tropical fruit, elegant elderflower and interesting, minerally whiffs. These follow through on the full-bodied palate where crisp, well-integrated acidity adds to the allure and leads to a lingering, memorable aftertaste.

Treat yourself to Creation’s innovative food and wine pairing on the terrace, with its scenic views, and don’t miss out on those scrumptious “antipasti” platters!

Creation Wines Tasting Room 

Creation Wines Tasting Room  

 Terrace at Creation Wines Tasting Room

WINE TASTING: Daily between 10h00 and 17h00. (Or any other time by appointment)

FOOD PLATTERS: Daily between 10h00 and 15h00. (Or any other time by appointment).

Group barrel-tasting by appointment.

Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Tel: 028 212 1107 or 072 673 1880

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