Hester Creek Winemaker’s Dinner at Wild Rice

Comments 104 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Hester Creek Winery and Wild Rice are combining to bring you their award-winning South Okanagan wine and modern Chinese cuisine to New Westminster’s River Market at the The Hester Creek Winemaker’s Dinner at Wild Rice takes on September 18th.

Hester Creek Estate Winery Day in New Westminster: May 2012 Day in New Westminster: May 2012

Hester Creek Winemaker Rob Summers and General Manager Mark Sheridan have been working with Chefs Todd Bright and Caroline Levy who have created a mouth-watering four-course dinner that marries local ingredients with Asian flavours and classic techniques. The menu so far looks irresistible:

Salmon Tartar with Wonton Crisps paired with Hester Creek Chardonnay 2012. Duck Confit Spring Rolls paired with Character Red 2012. Beef Bourguignon paired with Pairing: Reserve Block 3 Cabernet Franc 2010.

The Late Harvest Pinot Blanc 2012 will be paired with dessert. Tickets are just $60 and this includes all four courses, the wine pairings and gratuity. The dinner will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. To make your reservation, call Wild Rice at (778) 397-0028 or email lisa (at) wildricebc (dot) ca.

Day in New Westminster: May 2012 Day in New Westminster: May 2012 Day in New Westminster: May 2012
River Market photos by John Bollwitt on Flickr

I have a pair of tickets to give away for this very special (and delicious) event as well. Here’s how you can enter to win your way into the Hester Creek Winemaker’s Dinner at Wild Rice:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win tix to the @HesterCreek + @WildRiceBC winemaker’s dinner at @rivermrkt from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/oI3uR

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, September 13, 2013. Must be 19+ to enter, win, and attend. Please enjoy responsibly and plan a safe ride home. Wild Rice is located right at River Market in New Westminster which is easily accessible from the New Westminster SkyTrain station.

Update The winner is Aisha!

104 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. nancyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:28pm PDT


  2. RachelMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:33pm PDT

    Looks awesome! Would love to go 😀

  3. CherylMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:36pm PDT

    Ooooo, I’d love to win this one.

  4. Radhika KMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:37pm PDT

    Looks like fun!

  5. KarmMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:42pm PDT

    I live in New West and have been meaning to try Wild Rice forever! I also love Hester Creek wines ever since I went to their winery last summer in Osoyoos. Had the Character Red in their restaurant with my lunch, followed by some tastings. Totally recommend Osoyoos as a weekend getaway. We have some great wineries in BC – we are so lucky.

  6. Lynn MontesMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    WOW!!! That looks AMAZING!! Would love to win!! :)))

  7. Bonnie RMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT


  8. Judy BishopMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    I’ve been a purchaser & fan of Hester Creek’s wines for years, AND have been a loyal Wild Rice customer for years too. Seems only fitting …. wheee..

  9. JasMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    I love Hester Creek. I remember when they first started out with a very small winery. Yay for them.

  10. janMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    yum and yum!

  11. Mary AnneMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:50pm PDT

    WOuld be a great Anniversary present

  12. colleen smithMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:55pm PDT

    Yesssss pleassseeee!

  13. Peter MooreMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    My wife and I would love to be a part of this. Hester Creek has been our favorite winery ever since our first annual wine tour through Oliver.

  14. katrinaMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 1:59pm PDT

    i love wine!

  15. Sandra RainesMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:06pm PDT

    Would be wonderful! Two terrific companies!

  16. KristyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:10pm PDT

    Love the River Market and love Wild Rice! This would be great to attend.

  17. karenMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:14pm PDT

    Wow, what a great combo! Awesome contest!! Love eating at Wild Rice and had one of the best stays at the Hester Creek guest house.

  18. Brenda AMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    Looks so fun and delicious! It would make a great ‘date’ night out!

  19. David HadidMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:22pm PDT

    Would love to go to this!

  20. BradMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:23pm PDT

    Never tried Hester Creek or Wild Rice, and I always love something new!

  21. ValerieMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:36pm PDT

    Hi!!! I would love to attend with September 18th being my Birthday and all ;).
    Thanks for the contest!!

  22. jeffMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    Would be nice to take my wife there for dinner.

  23. Janet KongMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 3:26pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful!

  24. AiMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 3:28pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful!

  25. MysMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:02pm PDT

    Would love to go! Used to work in that area a few years ago.

  26. JaneMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:08pm PDT

    I love the area. Would be a great scenic dinner..

  27. vproMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:09pm PDT

    Sounds great!

  28. AmyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:11pm PDT

    Sounds like the perfect date night.

  29. ShawnMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:22pm PDT

    Most def a fav place of mine to eat!

  30. KayKayMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:51pm PDT

    love wine!

  31. CalMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:52pm PDT


  32. katie borrettMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 4:54pm PDT

    love hester creek and would love to go:)

  33. JasMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 5:03pm PDT

    Never tried Hester Creek but heard great things. Would love to give it a try!

  34. LindaMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 5:16pm PDT

    Sounds yummy. Would love to experience their artistry. Thanks!

  35. Mary RoseMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 5:35pm PDT

    i LOVE the Wild Rice location at the River Market! Such a fun idea to pair it with wine tasting 🙂

  36. Nicole JMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:02pm PDT

    I’ve been wanting to check out Wild Rice for a while – didn’t know they had a location in New West!

  37. LizMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:07pm PDT

    Hester Creek and Wild Rice…. yum

  38. Alyson JonesMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:11pm PDT

    Hester Creek is fabulous and I am up for an evening of fine wine and food.

  39. Michele PMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:12pm PDT

    Big fan of Hester Creek Winery and love all the changes they have made – they have THE MOST beautiful winery in the South Okanagan. If you haven’t been lately – it is a must-do!

  40. KateMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:15pm PDT

    Mmmm! Would love to go

  41. LizMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:15pm PDT

    Hester Creek and Wild Rice..yum

  42. Erin McInnisMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:16pm PDT

    Hester Creek is my favorite wine, I would love to experience this!

  43. merilee_dawnMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:33pm PDT

    Pick me pick me 🙂

  44. Katie SchieblerMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:43pm PDT

    Sounds yummy! I would love to take my hubby with me for a date night!

  45. tilaMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 7:53pm PDT

    would love this!

  46. SarahMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 8:17pm PDT

    Visited Hester Creek this summer and love their wine. Excited about this event!

  47. JenniferMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 8:17pm PDT

    This looks amazing!!!

  48. DebbieMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 8:35pm PDT

    This is truly a foodies event, would love to go.

  49. stacey gMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 9:01pm PDT

    yum!!! yes please!

  50. RjMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 9:19pm PDT


  51. lynnMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 9:20pm PDT

    love to win this!!!

  52. Andy C.Monday, September 9th, 2013 — 9:22pm PDT

    Good food, good times

  53. TracyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 9:54pm PDT

    This looks delicious!!

  54. Robyn MurrellMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT

    I love duck confit and this would make an awesome birthday present to myself! My birthday is on September 14th………..but i’m not telling you the year!

  55. SwapnilMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 10:40pm PDT

    Great Prize!

  56. ArtMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    Mmmmmm I would love to win this!

  57. AmyMonday, September 9th, 2013 — 11:25pm PDT

    Sounds like an amazing night!

  58. Amber LTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 12:26am PDT

    Just got back from a weekend escape to Oliver today! Hester Creek is amazing and is one of my favourite wineries. Would love to win this!

  59. ColmTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 1:24am PDT

    Sounds great

  60. GiulianaTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 5:16am PDT

    Right down the street from me! How’s that for a safe ride home 🙂

  61. moniqueTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 8:38am PDT

    would love to bring my date

  62. James KTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    What a great pairing !!!

  63. MichaelTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    Want! WANT!

  64. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:13am PDT

    Always wanted to go to Wild Rice!

  65. taniaTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:25am PDT

    Would love to go to this!

  66. rinoTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 11:26am PDT

    Good food, good times!

  67. SanazTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 2:12pm PDT

    Looks delicious!

  68. SeanTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 3:32pm PDT


  69. jocelyneTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 4:40pm PDT

    yes please! shnom nom

  70. Sherri SadlerTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 5:08pm PDT

    What a lovely event this will be….hope I win!! This is my first contest submission for Miss 604 & I’ve never been to Wild Rice. Both are long overdue!!

  71. KarenTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 5:46pm PDT

    This sounds like a wonderful evening!

  72. Kim ZimmermanTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 6:22pm PDT

    Oh, I have four kids and NEVER get to go out to eat! What a treat this would be:-) sans enfants!

  73. HeidiTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 8:55pm PDT

    Hester Creek is fab! This will be such a fun evening.

  74. lorTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 9:56pm PDT

    looks fabulous!

  75. LindaTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 10:40pm PDT

    Would love to go — Hester Creek is one of my faves!

  76. NicoleTuesday, September 10th, 2013 — 10:55pm PDT

    Perfect night out for a couple with an intense love for wine, food and each other…need I say more?

  77. TinaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 12:26am PDT

    Looks like a fantastic evening!

  78. StacyWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 12:35am PDT

    Would love to go!

  79. LucWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 10:04am PDT

    Delicious experience!

  80. AliciaWednesday, September 11th, 2013 — 7:59pm PDT

    would love to go!

  81. Daniel LThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 10:25am PDT

    Looks great

  82. aishaThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:08am PDT

    What an awesome date night!

  83. WendyThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Sounds like a match made in heaven…but I would like to try in person, just to be sure!

  84. Scott PodwinskiThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:17am PDT

    Eeeeeeee… Hockey season is just around the corner!

  85. AlisaThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:26am PDT


  86. HilaryThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 8:58pm PDT

    Love Hester creek!

  87. mariaThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  88. AmThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 9:03pm PDT

    Went to River Market a few weeks ago. It certainly has changed and it looks fantastic. I would love to go back and check out Wild Rice!

  89. lindaThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 9:17pm PDT

    Pick me! Pick me!

  90. DebraThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    Love Wild Rice, would love to try Hester wine!

  91. ShelbyThursday, September 12th, 2013 — 11:10pm PDT

    Shared on twitter would love to ATtend this event

  92. TracyFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 1:02am PDT

    sounds yummy!

  93. ErinFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 1:40am PDT

    Would love to try Wild Rice

  94. John StuartFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 5:05am PDT

    Time to wine and dine mine… that would be fine!

  95. jenFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 10:25am PDT

    would love to win!

  96. Elizabeth SalesFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    would love to win

  97. RyanFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT


  98. Lisa MartinFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 11:37am PDT


  99. Aaron B.Friday, September 13th, 2013 — 11:51am PDT

    Would love to take my wife to this!

  100. NathanFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 11:52am PDT


  101. DaveFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 11:55am PDT

    Love the locals!

  102. fiona nFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 2:48pm PDT

    i want to win this!

  103. KatieFriday, September 13th, 2013 — 9:37pm PDT

    Would be wonderful. I’d love to check it out.

  104. BernadetteMonday, September 16th, 2013 — 10:57am PDT

    Would love to win this! Pick me!!!!

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