I remember all I got from the young girl behind the counter was “this was sooo good, very fruity, I drank the whole bottle yesterday” Uhhh….yea… I figured I couldn’t get much else out of her. Hester Creek’s wine are all on the lighter side. They had a few wines we weren’t able to try. It thought they would be very expensive but, you can’t even serve up a $35 bottle of wine for a tasting, we have a problem. It wasn’t due to the volume either, Hester had plenty left out in their wine store.
The wines that we sampled were alright, none of the wines had much depth and I thought a little young.
I do like the patio with live music. They have a small section in their store that has cheese and breads for purchase so you can take your wine and food out to the patio to enjoy.
This was my last of the big wineries I went to on my trip. At the smaller wineries the staff tend to be more educated and passionate about the subject; whereas some of the bigger wineries like Hester, had the more sprawling estate but also staff who didn’t know much about wine.
Since you are here you might as well take a 30 seconds drive to Gehringer.
Local award winning winery. Our faovurite was the Maximus from their collector series. It is a smaller winery, no picnic area and located on a busier road. Not so much in terms of views but, this bottle is worth it. You can also purchase this from your local VQA store, only 310 cases and this is their most popular wine.
“MAXIMUS is about complexity, balance, elegance, character. This classic Bordeaux/Meritage style wine has intense aromas of black currant, black pepper, strawberry jam, vanilla, cocoa and tobacco. This full bodied wine finishes with a nice oaky balance, with a long lingering silky finish with soft and subtle tannins.”
The tasting room itself was great, not busy at all which I liked, I didn’t have to fight my way to the tasting bar. This was right off the highway so no views or picnic area.