North Carolina MCF Wine Competition!

It’s time for a HUGE announcement! We are thrilled to formally announce our newest wine competition. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition is scheduled for May of 2021. The North Carolina MCF will seek to generate increased awareness of all North Carolina commercially licensed producers of Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wines! Jenni and I... Continue Reading →

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Winery Escapades Store

Open for Business! Our Winery Escapades Store is open for business! WooHoo🍷🍷 Stocked with fun practical wine themed products, you can browse the entire store at the below link. Click Here to Enter the Store Winery Escapades Whimsical Store. ....or check out some of our favorites below! 🍷🍷🥂 You’re find 12 oz Insulated Tumblers like... Continue Reading →

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Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

The 3rd annual Palmetto Wine Competition was held August 18th at Carter’s Steak and Seafood restaurant located near Lake Bowman in Inman, South Carolina. The competition featured 68 entries of wine, mead, and cider produced from 11 different South Carolina wineries.
Organizers Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com stated, “with the Palmetto Wine Competition, we seek to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina.”

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THE GRAPE RESURGENCE:

Four wineries in the Tryon Foothills are keeping the viticulture and winemaking tradition going with live music, fine wine, and smiling faces serving up the weekend fun. Each winery offering a vibe unique and different yet intrinsically enticing.

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Bitchin Blackberry – Douglas Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Bitchin Blackberry from Douglas Vineyards in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Bitchin’ Blackberry Grape wine with natural and artificial blackberry flavor. Not sure of the base. Likely Merlot. The nose is reminiscent of blackberry Kool-aid. Sweet on the tongue. Bursting with blackberry flavor on the tongue, reminiscent of a hot blackberry cobbler... Continue Reading →

Buckeye Moonshine – Doc Collier

Buckeye Moonshine Our wine tonight is……well uh…..moonshine. Buckeye is a Chocolate – Peanut Butter flavored moonshine from Doc Collier in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Milk chocolate on the front palate and a long distinctive peanut butter finish. This one’s about 40 proof so yeah it’s good sippin’ shine. It’s seasonal so buy it when in stock. Buckeye... Continue Reading →

Petite Sirah – CityScape Winery

Our wine tonight is the Petite Sirah from CityScape Winery in Pelzer (Greenville County), South Carolina. Petite Sirah Winemaker’s Reserve Double Gold medal award winner in 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition. Deep purple in color with a bright garnet rim. We decanted for one hour and it opened up expressively on the nose. Nose exhibits blueberries,... Continue Reading →

Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Reserve Merlot Estate grown Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep maroon in color with a short purple rim.  Aromatic bouquet of red plum, bing cherry, fresh blueberry, vanilla extract, black tea, and mocha.  Dry, medium-plus bodied, pleasantly sultry with long cascading legs. ... Continue Reading →

Cider Tasting – Flat Rock Cider Company

We enjoyed a visit to Jeter Mountain Farm. An apple orchard just outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Perfect to coincide with North Carolina Cider Week! Jeter Mountain Farm Jeter Mountain Farm is only open during Apple Harvest season. The farm offers hayride tours of the orchards, a large event center, plenty of green space to... Continue Reading →

Petit Manseng – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Petit Manseng from Parker-Binns Vineyard. Petit Manseng Non Vintage (on bottle) though of the 2019 harvest. Tryon Foothills wine region of Western North Carolina. Color of glimmering sunshine. Bright expressive nose of pineapple, papaya, peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit, and banana, Bright and full bodied. Bold flavor profile of banana’s foster,... Continue Reading →

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