Long a favourite of many BC wine lovers. With price points that hit most budgets you may want to stock up. We put the wines of Hester Creek on our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions list because they make such perfect host or hostess gifts during the holidays.
This is a time when we eat rich foods and delicious desserts. The Late Harvest Pinot Blanc is ideal to pair with dessert at the end of the meal or whenever you’re serving goodies during the holidays.
Dark, rich, red wines, and here we have suggested three of Hester Creek reds, compliment so many meals and pair so well with winter comfort food. Maybe you would enjoy a glass while reading a good book, or curled up in front of a roaring fire. One of my favourite times to enjoy a glass of wine is when I’m watching a holiday movie.
Whenever you serve Hester Creek wine and whatever you serve it with you know you will have made the right choice. There is a lot of history behind all of these wines.
2018 CHARACTER RED
2017 RESERVE MERLOT
2017 RESERVE CABERNET FRANC
2018 LATE HARVEST PINOT BLANC
AT HESTER CREEK, OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP…
from the wines crafted from historic old vines that were first planted to classic varietals in 1968, to our passion in creating an atmosphere of gracious hospitality for our guests.
Fifty years ago, BC wine pioneer Joe Busnardo recognized the potential for growing vinifera grapes on a site reminiscent of the Italian hillsides of his youth. Many of those original plantings have thrived in the years since current owner Curt Garland’s stewardship investments have been made on this storied site in the vineyards and extensive new facilities with the goal of producing wines of renown from these renowned vineyards.
WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR POSITION AS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF THE GOLDEN MILE BENCH, LOCATED IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY.
It is BC’s first sub-geographical indication “sub-GI” (or sub region) within the larger area of the Okanagan Valley. The Golden Mile Bench is situated on the western slope of the valley south of Oliver with a mostly southerly aspect, which provides a warm climate for growing premium grapes. Its location on the west side of the valley results in morning, rather than afternoon sunshine, with the mountains on the west side of the valley providing shade in the late afternoon. This benefits the vines at the height of summer when temperatures can reach 42°C and become too hot for the vines, where they will go into survival mode and “shut down”, which stops photosynthesis and the ripening process.
Tasting notes, bottle shots and feature image courtesy of the winery. I received one complimentary bottle of each wine to facilitate this feature. All opinions are my own.