Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine News Nov 23, 2012 The Judge Wins 1st Place at SIP Wines Awards SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest From the press release: ICONIC BC REDS TASTING Richmond, BC: Hester Creek Estate Winery‘s The 2009 Judge led the field in the 5th annual BC Iconic Reds tasting with John Schreiner and SIP Wines Tuesday November the 20th marked the 5th annual BC Iconic Reds tasting with SIP Wines in Richmond hosted by John Schreiner. A total of 20 bold, BC reds, were brought to the table, double decanted and served blind to a crowd of over 100 eager wine lovers. These wines are the top-tier wines in each winery’s portfolio, including such awarded wines as Painted Rock’s Red Icon and Black Hills Nota Bene. The overall favourite, voted by ballot, was the 2009 Judge from Hester Creek Estate Winery. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grown from 100% estate grown fruit. “The power of this wine begins with the toasty, bacon fat aromas acquired from time in toasted barrels. Yet the concentrated fruit, with notes of black currant and vanilla, handles the oak well. This is bold, rich wine with a lot of personality,” says prolific wine writer John Schreiner. This well-aged, limited release wine is available at the winery and on the web store exclusively, along with a few lucky restaurants. Hester Creek is a 75 acre vineyard and winery, offering guest experiences such as wine tastings, food and wine pairings, cooking classes, concerts and even accommodations. Stop by to see for yourself or have a meal at the onsite Terrafina restaurant. Visit www.hestercreek.com for more information. AwardsOkanaganwines SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.