As I was saying: Throughout the meal, Roger had given me a great introduction to Hester Creek Winery but we'd only talked business. That's when things got real, and we started to talk about our families. Roger, his wife, and his children all call the Okanagan home, and I told him that my father was wooden sailboat builder and that I grew up in Maine. We began discussing the new forms of publishing—blogs, Twitter, online versions of newspapers, etc.—and I felt that we'd reached a higher plain.
Soon enough, we climbed the hill and entered the modern Hester Creek Winery, replete with a six deluxe guest suites inside of a Mediterranean-style villa. The winery is the ideal base for a trip through the southern Okanagan Valley, and you can find great dining at Terrafina and live music at the winery most Saturdays. Further, Hester Creek Winery hosts cooking classes, which involve creating a four-course meal using fresh Okanagan ingredients in a beautiful kitchen.
|Showing off the awesome kitchen where Hester Creek holds cooking classes (with wine, duh)|
- 2012 Pinot Blanc
- 2012 Trebbiano
- 2012 Cabernet Franc Rosé
- 2011 Character Red Blend
|Photo courtesy of Hester Creek Winery|
Portions of this article included information obtained during a press trip funded by the Thompson Okanagan tourism board.