OLIVER, B.C. — RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. will open Terrafina at Hester Creek, a Tuscan-style restaurant, at Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver, B.C. The unique vineyard dining experience is set on the 105-acre Mediterranean-influenced grounds with views of the vineyard-laden hills of the Golden Mile Bench.
“We are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with one of the valley’s best wineries,” says Audrey Surrao, RauDZ Creative Concepts co-creator/owner. “I have spent the last 15 years tasting and building relationships with winemakers and wineries up and down the valley, never imagining this would happen. It’s truly a perfect fit.”
The project is a partnership with chef Rod Butters and Roger Gillespie, the director of Hospitality at Hester Creek. Jenna Pillon has also joined the team in the role of chef de cuisine.
Terrafina will feature Tuscan-themed cuisine infused with the innovative, locally focused flavours that RauDZ is famous for. As one of the pioneers of the ‘eat local’ movement and a chef committed to regional B.C. cuisine, Butters is excited to have a restaurant in another part of the valley. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the farmers and artisans of the South Okanagan in what I consider to be the chef’s ultimate playground.”
Terrafina will offer rotating taps of local craft beer and cocktails featuring local distillers. The wine list will focus on the award-winning lineup of Hester Creek wines. Surrao will also pay tribute to the other wine regions of the valley with a personally curated Okanagan bottle list, supplemented with some great Italian wines to enhance the dining experience.
Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ is slated to open next month.