Hester Creek’s Award Winning Wines

This week, we’re celebrating Hester Creek’s award winning wines with complimentary shipping until June 19th on orders of 12 wines or more! At Hester Creek Estate Winery, we’re thrilled to announce that we have received some outstanding awards so far in this 2024 season – including on two inaugural vintages of wines we have never […]

Okanagan wineries are now open

Okanagan wineries are now open for business and BC wine lovers are flocking to the region. Here at Hester Creek Estate Winery, we have a lot coming to you over the next two months and we’re so excited to share our wines and experiences with you!   Wine Shop & Tasting Experiences Our Wine Shop […]

Bed and Breakfast at Hester Creek

This post is for those who are feeling nostalgic for the days when BnB really meant Bed & Breakfast – yes, breakfast included. Rated as the #1 Bed & Breakfast in Oliver, BC on TripAdvisor, The Villa at Hester Creek is renowned for its warm hospitality from arrival to departure. With her natural grace and […]

International Women’s Day

The women of Hester Creek would like to extend their love and support to women around the world for this International Women’s Day! This month, we celebrate Women’s History Month, but today in particular is the day that we give a big shout-out to all the women in our lives. Once known as a man’s […]

Industry Recognition Awards

Here at Hester Creek Estate Winery, we are pleased to announce that our Wine Shop Manager, Rachel Rogers, has been listed as a finalist for the Industry Recognition Awards. Wine Growers British Columbia in partnership with Wine Growers Canada is recognizing outstanding individuals from the BC and Canadian wine industry. The ceremony will take place […]

March into spring at Hester Creek

March into spring at Hester Creek Estate Winery with an estate experience. Stay at The Villa, dine at Terrafina and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at the Wine Shop. Not only is March is the perfect time to beat the Okanagan summer crowds, but for the first time ever, Hester Creek has created shoulder-season events […]

Okanagan Wine in February

Okanagan wine in February? What?! I thought wine tasting was just a summer activity. But after four years of living in wine country, it turns out the wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley is a year-round event to be experienced no matter what the weather is outside – even in the snow. And while Hester […]

Hester Creek

I was told the other day that for the past few years, the wines coming out of Hester Creek have been outstanding! I was then asked what it is we’re doing differently? Answer: Our winemaker, Mark Hopley, takes his inspiration from the terroir and tells the story of our sense of place in the Okanagan […]

The 2023 Vintage from Hester Creek

Coming soon to a wine cellar near you: The 2023 Vintage from Hester Creek Estate Winery. Today, January 17, 2024, marks the commencement of bottling the 2023 vintage from Hester Creek and up first is our Pinot Gris. This Okanagan favourite was crafted by our winemakers using Pinot Gris grapes grown in a variety of […]

Taste, Dine and Stay

When Hester Creek owner, Curt Garland, first saw the property at Hester Creek in Oliver, BC, the landscape reminded him of rolling Tuscan vineyards in Italy. From there, he began realizing his vision of creating an estate that would encompass a bespoke experience for those who love to taste, dine and stay. Since that date […]

A different kind of kick-off

You probably already know when kick-off is on February 11th for the Super Bowl LVIII, but are you ready for a different kind of kick-off? How about the season kick-off at Hester Creek Estate Winery?! What: A three-hour event full of live music by Aidan Mayes, small bites and a glass of wine included in […]

Garland receives 92 points

Our 2020 Garland receives 92 points by renowned wine critic, Anthony Gismondi. This isn’t the first time that Gismondi has given this Golden Mile Bench classic a 90+ rating, last year he gave the 2019 vintage 91 points. See the photo below to read the quote by Gismondi and head to Gismondi on Wine to […]

Cooking Class Lunches

You’ve heard of our Cooking Class Dinners. Let us introduce you to our Cooking Class Lunches! This winter-exclusive event takes place in our state-of-the-art kitchen at our Wine Shop from 12:30 to 2:30pm on the last three Thursdays in January and the first two Thursdays in February. Our Cooking Class Lunches give you the opportunity […]

Travel + Leisure’s Top Winery Retreats

Sip & Stay: Travel + Leisure’s top winery retreats in the South Okanagan as listed by Carrie Honaker, a wine journalist who creates articles for Travel + Leisure, Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appetit, Condé Nast Traveller and other major publications. I first met Carrie in June of 2023 when she and a few other writers first […]

Does winter give you something to wine about?

Does winter give you something to wine about? Us too. Which is why we’re open throughout December to welcome you onto our estate. We will be offering complimentary tastings throughout December and from December 1st to 23rd, we will be providing a 10% discount on selected wines and merchandise when you make a minimum purchase […]

BC Sparkling Wine

BC sparkling wine is the most trending thing right now. Especially with sparkling wine season right around the corner! Speaking of trending, I’m adopting the trend of hashtagging all the seasons as #szn from now on. Therefore, it is officially, #SparklingWineSZN as per my own rules. Now, back to sparkling wine. If you ask our […]

Vibrant Vineyard Gatherings in the Okanagan

Winter in the Okanagan is when all the events happen: join us for some of our vibrant vineyard gatherings in the Okangan this holiday season! Hester Creek Estate Winery, located in Oliver, BC, is situated on 115 acres of property, 88 acres of which are planted vineyard post-to-post. In the summertime, this means that all […]

A Menu to Reflect the Seasons

Located in Oliver, BC, Terrafina at Hester Creek is known for creating a menu to reflect the seasons – and this autumn/winter release is no different. From seasonal garden items like squash to hearty pasta dishes made in house, Terrafina is the perfect place to enjoy a cozy meal protected from the chilly winter elements […]

Holday shopping? Shipping is on us!

Get a start on your holiday shopping with complimentary shipping from Hester Creek Estate Winery. Share your favourite Okanagan wines from British Columbia’s Winery of the Year for 2023 by gifting a case of wine to your loved ones this holiday season. This feature takes place from November 8th to November 22nd and includes both […]

Holidays at Hester Creek

We’re ringing in the holidays at Hester Creek Estate Winery with a lineup of three winter-friendly events! Of all the places to visit in Canada, the Okanagan Valley is an absolute favourtite amongst tourists from near and far. The hot, sunny days, warm evenings, time at the beach, activities and attractions make the Oliver/Osoyoos region […]

The Villa at Hester Creek

The best part of November 1st is that The Villa at Hester Creek opens with October 2024 availability. Enjoy the full estate experience while taking in breathtaking panoramic views of the South Okanagan Valley. Each room includes a private patio, fireplace, breakfast for every morning of your stay and a bottle of wine upon arrival. […]

Hester Creek 2023 Harvest

A version of Hester Creek 2023 Harvest appeared in a recent article of BC harvests by Julian Park at BC Wine Trends. The concept of a winery is a glamourous one – breathtaking views, incredible experiences and of course, delicious wines to pair with elegant meals, good friends and important milestones – but at the […]

Wine Country: November Events at Hester Creek

Autumn is in full swing in the South Okanagan Wine Country and we’re onboard with the Wines of British Columbia campaign, #FallForBCWine. Here at Hester Creek, we’re open all year and ready to welcome guests to experience the change in seasons as the beautiful autumn colours fade, winter sets in and the coziness on the […]

October Mornings at Hester Creek

October mornings from The Villa at Hester Creek 💛 🍇 Experience the changing seasons with the full estate experience at Hester Creek. Take in the panoramic views from The Villa, indulge in the seasonally-inspired menu at Terrafina and enjoy a complimentary tasting in the Wine Shop 🍷 🍇 We currently have availability at The Villa […]

Three Things our Pinot Gris and Character White Have in Common

As the seasons transition from summer to winter, we get this absolutely breathtaking moment in between called autumn. It is especially known that here in the South Okanagan, we have beautiful warm and dry fall days filled with sunshine which is one of the factors that makes this region iconic for growing orchard fruits and […]

Three Golds & a Double Gold for Hester Creek

This is an example of Okanagan wine proving that it can stand up to International competition! Canadian wine is starting to make an impact in international markets and the Okanagan Valley is no exception. While Hester Creek wines are still only available for purchase in Canada, this hasn’t stopped them from gaining international recognition. We’re […]

Okanagan Eats Cookbook Available at the Wine Shop

The South Okanagan Wine Country is known for its fine dining scene both in the town centres as well as located at historic estate wineries. Terrafina is no exception to this, and we’re sending a huge congrats to Chef Adair Scott for his feature in the Okanagan Eats cookbook curated by Joanne Sasvari and Dawn […]

Terrafina Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor!

We’re so excited to share the news that Terrafina has been rated the #1 restaurant in Oliver, BC on Tripadvisor 🥇 First of all, we would like to thank all of the guests who have not only come to Terrafina, but who have also been gracious enough to leave five bubble reviews with fantastic descriptions […]

Old Vine Trophy

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Old Vine Trophy by the International Wine & Spirit Competition in collaboration with The Old Vine Conference 🍾 Our roots run deep at Hester Creek with vines that were planted 55 years ago by BC wine pioneer, Joe Busnardo 🍇 Today, under the ownership […]

Harvest Festival 2023

Harvest Festival is coming back to Hester Creek in 2023! Join us on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd from 11am to 4pm for great wine, delicious food, local Okanagan vendors and live music with Josh Smith and Mandy Cole. – 10am to 5:30pm: Complimentary tasting experiences at the bar – 11am to 4pm: […]

Ringing in Harvest Events

If you’re headed to the Okanagan and looking for a winery in Oliver, BC that has the whole estate experience, look no further than Hester Creek! This coming weekend, we have live music on the patio from 1pm to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Due to the smoke from recent wildfire activity in the […]

Winery of the year

Hester Creek Estate Winery is honoured to announce that we have been named the British Columbia Winery of the Year for 2023 🍾🥂 Thank you to Great Northwest Wine Magazine for awarding Hester Creek this designation! Read the full article here: https://greatnorthwestwine.com/2023/04/07/hester-creek-estate-winery-2023-british-columbia-winery-of-the-year/  

Estate Dinner at Terrafina Restaurant

On Thursday, March 23rd, Terrafina will be hosting the first Estate Dinner of 2023! Chef Adair invites you to a four-course dinner plus dessert at Terrafina to celebrate the release of our 2022 Rosé and Trebbiano. The night will begin with an amuse of Coconut-Thyme Sorbet with Tomato Tapioca, followed by a first course of […]

Spring Mix 2023

Welcome to spring 2023! The birds are chirping, and the clocks have sprung forward. In the vineyards, our teams are pruning, and in the Hester Creek Wine Shop, we’re ready to celebrate! On St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll be kicking off our weekend with a Spring Mix event in our tasting room. Come in for a […]

Open that Bottle!

If you’re one of the lucky residents surrounded by wineries in the Okanagan Valley, you will understand the very real problem of buying wine faster than you can drink it. This isn’t really a problem as most red wines, and some whites, can be cellared for several years and will actually develop pleasing new aromas […]

Celebrating Dry-Wine January

After all the free-flowing alcohol during the holiday season, it’s a popular trend to detox by getting into the spirit of cutting out the spirits. This detox [usually] lasts the whole month and is given that catchy title of, “Dry January” – just rolls off the tongue.   Here at Hester Creek, we are getting […]

A Gift for All Year!

Remember the days of print magazines and the joy you’d get each month in receiving your subscription in the mail? If you’re feeling that nostalgia, why not bring it back by subscribing to a wine club?! If you’ve ever considered joining a club but had some doubts about what exactly the commitment is, we’ve created […]

Hester Creek Estate Winery will be celebrating winter in wine country!

Throughout the winter season, we will be offering complimentary tastings at the bar, charcuterie, wine flights and holiday shopping. As part of the Winter with Wine Country event promoted by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, we will be hosting two mulled-wine events on November 26 and December 3. The mulled-wine event will be served in […]

Three Reasons to do your Holiday Shopping at a Winery this Winter

Are you part of the 80% of people who leave their holiday shopping to the last minute and struggling to find something for your loved ones? While it’s not too late to put in online orders, why not stop by a winery instead where you can add a complimentary tasting experience to the fun of […]

Introducing the Harvest Festival ~ September 23rd – 25th

Join us throughout the weekend at the winery for daily live music, vendors, vineyard tours, and food trucks!   Special features for Friday, September 23rd  Food Truck – Pit Stop Smokery  ~ 12-4pm Vendors ~ 12-4pm Petit Pétale Flower Farm South Okanagan Snacks Live Music by the talented Ari Neufeld ~ 1-4pm ​patio & lawn […]