Summer Pasta with Almond Pesto Recipe Paired with Hester Creek Estate Winery Old Vine Pinot Blanc

From Hester Creek Estate Winery’s Terrafina Restaurant chef, Adair Scott, this fresh and delicious pasta recipe is a delightful pairing with their refreshing Old Vine Pinot Blanc.

Made from estate vines planted over 50 years ago in the south Okanagan, Hester Creek Estate Winery’s Old Vine Pinot Blanc has an intense juiciness that marries well with this nutty and flavourful dish. It is as pretty on the plate as on the palate!


3 cups fresh basil leaves
4 cloves fresh garlic
¼ cup almonds
2/3 cup of good quality extra virgin olive oil
½ cup good quality parmesan cheese, grated
Seasonal roasted summer vegetables (try zucchini, ripe grape tomatoes, and summer squash)
Bucatini or other pasta, cooked al dente
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


– In a food processor blend the basil, almonds, garlic, and olive oil until a paste forms
– Add salt and pepper to taste and blend
– Transfer to a bowl
– Add this to you favorite cooked pasta along with seasonal roasted summer vegetables
– Top with grated Parmesan cheese

Hester Creek Old Vine Pinot Blanc 2020
Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada

At Hester Creek Estate Winery, our roots run deep. As one of the oldest wine properties in the South Okanagan, we are graced with historic vineyards and a modern winery.

A pioneer on the Golden Mile Bench, our vineyard was first planted with classic varietals in 1968. Blending traditional, sustainable vineyard practices and innovative winemaking with a state of the art cellar, our wines reflect our celebrated terroir.

A destination winery, Hester Creek 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, Tuscan styled Villa accommodations, and Italian inspired dining at Terrafina Restaurant. For more information, visit

This post is sponsored by the team at Hester Creek Estate Winery who provided the recipe. Wine reviews are independent of this post.



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