2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Hester Creek

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.

The Season of Giving at Hester Creek

Just in time for the holidays, we are delighted to release a variety of new wines with something for every palate from great value table wines to cellar worthy reds and a delightful dessert wine.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

  2015 Syrah-Viognier Hester Creek Oliver, BC $25.99 Garnet/black with deep intensity.  An inviting nose of dark fruit, cocoa, earth, white pepper and vanilla. Good balance with soft ripe tannins.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.   2018 Rosé Vanessa Vineyards Cawston, BC $24.99 Take a sip and you’ll think you’ve … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Les Dames Summerdine: province-wide dinner parties coming in August

With unique locations that include aboard a yacht in Coal Harbour, at a table set in a vineyard, in a Teepee in the Okanagan and on a private terrace overlooking the North Shore mountains, Summerdine is a not-to-be-missed evening of delicious food, fine wine and conviviality.

Sensory Symposium sponsored by Okanagan College Sunday, April 28

Join us for the inaugural sensory symposium, sponsored by Okanagan College. At this unprecedented one day event, you’ll participate in blind tastings, seminars, interact with winemakers from all over BC and discuss trending topics in the wine industry.

Spring Forward: a new season of wine & culinary events at Hester Creek

We are welcoming the arrival of spring with a series of exciting new and long time popular winery events.  This year we are thrilled to introduce our new Alfresco Dinner series running on five Friday evenings throughout the summer. New Happy Hour with select wines $5 Monday – Friday, May to October.

Tasting Ten January 2019 – a flight of Cabernet Franc

Our tastings are always done blind (bottles wrapped in brown paper bags).  All we knew was that founding member Wayne Meadows, organized a flight of Cabernet Franc from BC, Washington and France and that the wines were from vintages 2009 – 2012.

Where are you dining for Dine Out Vancouver Fest? – Vancouver Fish Company

Clearly the Vancouver Fish Company knows seafood and how to prepare some fabulous fare. “Home of Amazing Seafood and West Coast Hospitality” is their mantra and I would concur. Although we enjoyed just a sampling of each dish it was enough to recommend Vancouver Fish Company as a “must visit” during Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

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