Whales and Wine - A Charity Dinner Extravaganza

Mammal Research Institute Whale Unit
TIME:    17h00
COST:    R1200
VENUE:    Creation Wine Estate, Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus

Join us for a night of culinary delights, meaningful contributions, and unforgettable moments as we come together for our majestic whales on 15 March 2024 at Creation, Hemel-en-Aarde.

As the sun sets and the anticipation builds, here’s what you can expect as our exclusive evening unfolds with a symphony of exquisite experiences.

A sense of place

For those who have not experienced Creation in the Hemel-en-Aarde, it is a destination now on the international map for its numerous awards for fine wine, innovation, imaginative menus, and excellent service.

Our event takes place at Creation’s Tasting Room overlooking the vineyards and set against mountains and fynbos, a reminder that Creation is at the heart of one of the most biodiverse wine regions in the world.

Setting the tone

Begin the evening with a taste of Creation, a fine wine that reflects the terroir and the skill of the winemaker. Platters of canapés tease the palate with a delicate combination of textures and ingredients, while a selection of delicious locally crafted cheeses rounds off your first ‘sensation’ of the night.

Plate of the art

Dining at Creation is always a culinary journey curated by executive and head chef Eleanor Coetzee and her team. With ingredients sourced from top local food producers, the main course is both artistry on a plate and a masterful combination of tastes. Desserts are somewhat famous here and expect a surprising (and slightly sinful) finale.

Both courses are paired with a Creation wine chosen to bring out the sensorial experience of food and cultivar. Each couple will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine with their meal.

Auction extravaganza

The main event takes center stage with an auction featuring rare and collectible wines alongside unparalleled, money-can't-buy experiences. Your spirited participation will not only make these treasures yours but also contribute significantly to our mission of marine conservation.

For the ultimate adventure, one lucky couple can bid on a truly exceptional experience – joining the whale unit in the air and sea. Count the calves from a helicopter and assist in tagging the whales at sea. Receive a certificate at the end of the research as a token of gratitude for your invaluable support.

Celebrity insights

Prepare to be captivated by our special guest speakers. Renowned for their talks and appearances at prestigious events worldwide, they bring exciting stories and engage with exclusive audience questions, promising an intellectually stimulating experience for all.

Limited seating, historic Impact

With only 70 seats available, this evening is not just an event; it's a historic undertaking. Be part of the fight for our majestic whales by securing your tickets today. Join us for a night of culinary delights, meaningful contributions, and unforgettable moments as we come together for the preservation of these incredible creatures of the sea.

We express immense gratitude for your generous support, empowering us to carry out vital work. Your contributions are pivotal in acquiring essential technology for advancing whale research. Your commitment resonates deeply, and tonight's proceeds will secure a drone, enhancing our capacity to monitor and understand the lives of these deep-sea giants.