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.
Friday the golden child of the weekday. People ask you what you did you do for the weekend because, they want you to ask them. Make it memorable. Get your weekend started with these happy hour specials.
Milestones: $6 appies from 3-5pm, $4 Highballs, belini, draft
Uva Wine Bar: Daily All day buck a shuck oysters and $5 prosecco
Local: Sleeves of rotating lagers and rotating wheat $4.50
Catch 122: Dinner special and Farmhand belgian ale $5
MARKET byJean- Georges: $6 presse (balanced blend of vodka, fresh-pressed fruit, sugar and club soda) and Grey Goose cocktails for $9 4 – 8PM. Complimentary appetizers from 4 – 6PM. Runs till September 13, 2013.
The time I went it was packed with the work crowd sneaking off early to start their weekend binge. I went around 3PM on Friday and, by 4PM it was packed.
Don’t let the picture fool you, I snapped it when I arrived and this is only half of the patio, the other half is uncovered.
Didn’t get to try the food but, the drinks were good. Standard sky-high hotel cocktail prices $12. This particular drink is the Hotel Georgia, Plymouth Gin, Lemon Juice, Orgeat Syrup, Orange Blossom Water, Egg White, Nutmeg. I just came from the gym and one drink was all I could enjoy otherwise I’d fall out of my seat.
Atmosphere is relaxing, almost like I’m on a Vegas vacation sipping cocktails under the sun. Also like Vegas, it is a meat market. The girls are hot and there are plenty of men.