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 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 Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.