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Hester Creek Estate Winery

Hester Creek Estate Winery

AT HESTER CREEK, OUR ROOTS RUN DEEP…

from the wines crafted from historic old vines that were first planted to classic varietals in 1968, to our passion in creating an atmosphere of gracious hospitality for our guests.

Over fifty years ago, BC wine pioneer Joe Busnardo recognized the potential for growing vinifera grapes on a site reminiscent of the Italian hillsides of his youth.  Many of those original plantings have thrived in the years since current owner Curt Garland’s stewardship investments have been made on this storied site in the vineyards and extensive new facilities with the goal of producing wines of renown from these renowned vineyards.

The original winery built on this site in the early 1980s by BC wine pioneer, Joe Busnardo was named Divino Estate. The property was subsequently sold in 1996 and renamed Hester Creek after the creek that borders the south side of the land.

Charmed by the scenic location and convinced of its potential, Prince George entrepreneur Curt Garland bought Hester Creek in 2004 — the dry grasslands, natural vegetation, orchards and vineyards of the Golden Mile Bench reminded him of the Mediterranean. New to the industry, he assembled an accomplished team, which included veteran Niagara winemaker Rob Summers.

Today, Hester Creek is a destination winery that offers a gracious wine country welcome to guests, with premium old vines wines, and unique True Wine Experiences. Our Mediterranean influenced setting offers customized tastings, scenic patios, summer barbeques, live music, farm-to-table cooking classes, luxury Tuscan-styled Villa, and Italian inspired dining at our restaurant Terrafina. We welcome you to join us!

Enjoy all things good in life with the wine, food and music of Hester Creek Estate Winery. Choose your own tasting experience from regionally sourced cooking class dinners by acclaimed chefs in our state of the art demonstration kitchen, to seasonal barbeque lunches served family style. Sip and savour the daily artisan cheese and wine pairings, a leisurely tutored tasting followed by a tour, or a private tasting in the barrel room hosted by our friendly informative staff.

Capture the true essence of the seasons with world class dining at Terrafina, which celebrates locally grown ingredients with their handcrafted, Tuscan inspired cuisine.

For further inquiries, please contact Restaurant Manager, Tom Swope at thomas.swope@hestercreek.com

Drink in the spectacular vineyard and valley views from our terrace patio, enjoy live music, browse in the wine shop, or dine in an intimate setting, and experience la dolce vita of Hester Creek.