Once we finished our lovely Indian meal a couple of things became obvious: you should never judge a book by it’s cover and that was some good wine!!! I loved the Trebbiano and thus googled the winery on my iPhone (once you have one you’ll never go back). I knew tastings and tours wouldn’t be running but I had hopes the winery store would be open. In search of the coveted bottle of white, the Fiancé and I set on a bit of a safari.
The scenery from the vineyards was spectacular!!! It was the kind of place where I imagined I could live out my “A Year in Provence” fantasies (involving long bike rides, picnics in idyllic spots, featuring wine, lovely local food, and orchard fresh fruits). Hester Creek had chosen a beautiful location!
We were expecting to purchase our bottle and walk away but very kind winery workers had other plans. They invited us to a complimentary tasting of all of their wines!!! Score!!!
In the end I exercised a tremendous amount of self control and only walked away with the one bottle. But on the whole I was delighted with the winery, our tasting, and the views! Of course it helped that in the middle of winter the weather was warm enough that I actually feared a sunburn. Already, I was contemplating my return trip to the region.
That afternoon, on our drive home, we stopped near Anarchist Summit to take in the view of the Okanagan Valley. And it was then I had one of those moments when I realized what a charmed life I lead sometimes. I felt alive and incredibly blessed. I think it’s called being perfectly content.
Have you ever been to a winery? Where? Did you enjoy it? I have been to the Niagara Region and the Okanagan but Napa and the Loire are high on my to-do list!