The Judge Wins 1st Place at SIP Wines Awards

 From the press release:




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 for more information.


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